Children

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Read Some Rhymes! April is National Poetry Month!

Children's Online Resources

Explore these sites chosen by our youth services staff!  From homework help to fun and games, we think you'll find something you like here.

Homework Help

Ben's Guide to the Government for Kids

An award-winning site that teaches all about the United States system of government. (U.S. Government Printing Office)

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Free homework help sites gathered into one great place for children, teens, teachers, and parents.

Discovery Education

This website provides homework help for all kinds of subjects, interactive learning games, virtual labs, and other learning opportunities for home and in the classroom. (Discovery Communications)

Discovery Kids

Play science-related games and learn science trivia. (Discovery Communications)

dMarie Time Capsule

Find out what happened on a specific date in time, as well as the price of bread, what people were reading, and more.

Pages

Baby Animals

THE LISTENING CORNER

The Ugly Duckling

eBooks for Kids

Tumblebooks

Read or listen to picture books, read classic ebooks, and play games on Tumblebooks. Some titles are also available in Spanish and French.

Link to Sensory Story Hour content page

Youth Services Programs

After School Program

Do you want to learn how to make your own catapult, create some slime, or construct a handy periscope? These are the types of activities we enjoy at the After School Program, where you can learn science, math, technology, and art skills. This FREE program is recommended for children in kindergarten through 6th grade and is offered throughout the duration of the school year at the Ogden Valley Branch, the Pleasant Valley Branch, and the Southwest Branch.  Please call any of these locations for more information. 

Discovery Time

Our FREE Discovery Time programs feature stories, music, and learning activities for infants and children up to age 5.  Get easy, fun ideas to help your child develop pre-reading skills at home.  Programs are offered in seven-week blocks.  Please call 801-337-2639 for more information, or click here for the current schedule.

Can't make it this week?  Missed a class?  Handouts from the current sessions are available here! 

parent handout:  circus time

PARENT HANDOUT:  city life

PARENT HANDOUT:  feathered friends

PARENT HANDOUT:  magnificent m

PARENT HANDOUT:  not so scary monsters

PARENT HANDOUT:  singing together

PARENT HANDOUT:  springtime is here

 

 

5 Simple Ways to Raise a Reader

 

 

 

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Nights are fun, free programs for families to enjoy together.  Raise a reading family by making books a habit!   Every month we offer an evening event featuring special guests and activities designed to highlight the joy of reading and the many ways books expand our lives.  Please call (801) 337-2639 for more information. 

 

 

International Games Day

International Games Day @ your library is an American Library Association initiative to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. Every November, the youth services team at the Weber County Library offers an afternoon of gaming programs for kids, teens, and families.  Check back for information about our 2014 program.

Sensory Story Hours

Sensory Story Hours are programs designed for children with special needs, featuring stories and activities integrating the five senses. The Main Library offers a preschool session, and the Pleasant Valley Branch offers a program for school-aged children. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. For more information, please call (801) 337-2639, or 801-337-2690.

Story Fiesta/Fiesta de Cuentos

Children and their families are invited to join us every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library for fun in English and Spanish, with stories, games, music, and treats.  All ages are welcome.  ¡Vamos a leer!

Youth Chess Club

The Weber County Library Youth Chess Club is not just about creating good players; it's also about creating great thinkers.  Players aged 4 to 18 are invited to learn and play the ultimate intellectual game.  All supplies are provided.  Clubs are held every Tuesday at 4:00 at the Pleasant Valley Branch; every Wednesday at 4:15 at the Main Library; and every Thursday at 4:00 at the North Branch.  Please call any of these locations for more information. 

Obi Wan and Dewey

Obi Wan and Dewey live in the Children's Division of the Main Library.  Stop by and say hi!