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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Spooky book recommendations

It's October - and spooky season is here! One of the best ways to get in the season is to read a story related to your Halloween costume, learn about the history of Halloween, or to pick a scary tale to enjoy. We've selected a few below to help you get in the spirit.

Creepy Carrots!
by
Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Ghost Squad
by
Claribel Ortega

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.

In a dark, dark room and other scary stories
by
Alvin Schwartz

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.