For Kids

Fun & Games

  • Cartoon Network - Premier game site for the younger crowd.
  • Funbrain - Games, videos, and books that are flat-out fun.
  • Miniclip - Play free online games of all sorts.
  • Nickelodeon - Like to watch Nick? Here's where to click!
  • PBS Kids - Games and videos from PBS
  • Y8 - Y8.com has free Flash games you can play now!
  • ABCmouse - Great educational games for ages 3-7! For in-library use only.
  • Starfall - A learn-to-read site for ages preschool through second grade 
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Text says "Springtime Reads!" in a fun font, and includes the images of butterflies, flowers, chicks, and flying books.

Spring is here! And with the return of good weather, let's return to our love for good books. We’ve gathered a few recommendations to launch you into a great springtime reading habit. Whether it’s a fun adventure or a wholesome ending, your library has the best book to read with your family this spring.

When Spring Comes
by
Kevin Henkes

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it and you can read it!

Spring Stinks
by
Ryan T. Higgins

When the ever-grumpy Bruce the bear denounces a springtime full of stinging bees and prickly pines, Ruth the exuberant bunny and their animal friends invite Bruce to celebrate what they love about the season.

The Tiny Seed
by
Eric Carle

Text and illustrations relate the growth of a small seed that survives the winter cold to become a beautiful spring flower. Carried aloft by the autumn wind, the tiny seed, along with other bigger seeds, travels far over the world. the journey is perilous: one of the bigger seeds is burned by the sun; another falls into the ocean; still another is eaten by a bird. But the tiny seed keeps growing almost unnoticed. Young readers will long remember the heartening message of the tiny seed's perseverance in the face of many hazards and obstacles until its final joyful success.