Children

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CHILDREN'S SUMMER READING REGISTRATION LINK

Link to Sensory Story Hour content page

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.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND AUTHORS

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

This ebook webmix was compiled by a kindergarten teacher.  Find a variety of ebooks as well as issues of National Geographic Explorer.  (Matt B. Gomez)

AR Bookfinder

Search for Accelerated Reader books by title, author, subject, and more.  (Renaissance Learning)

Authors and Illustrators

Find out more information about a favorite author or illustrator. (American Library Association)

Book Adventure

A free website that allows you to track the books you read, take quizzes on them, and earn points for prizes! (Sylvan Learning Center)

Children's Literature Association of Utah

Find out which books have won and those that are nominated for the Beehive Book Award, Utah's annual child's choice award for children and young adult fiction and nonfiction.

Guys Read

A literacy program created by children's author Jon Sciezka that offers lists of popular titles, along with resources for parents and teachers, to help boys and young men enjoy reading.

Kidsreads

Young book lovers will enjoy searching this website to find more information about their favorite books, series, and authors. (The Book Report Network)

Lexile Framework for Reading

Search lexile measures or grade levels to match children with books at their reading level. (MetaMetrics)

Reading Planet

Join the club and write book reviews, discover new reads, listen to stories and songs, play games, and more on this fun website. (Reading Is Fundamental)

Storyline Online

Enjoy videos of your favorite picture books, narrated by professional actors.  (Screen Actors Guild Foundation)

Our Wild and Wonderful Weather

Transitioning Into Chapter Books

Bremen Town Musicians

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.

NEW GAMES

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: Chickens

PARENT HANDOUT:  Eric Carle

PARENT HANDOUT:  Fruits and vegetables

PARENT HANDOUT:  great outdoors

PARENT HANDOUT: handy h

PARENT HANDOUT: robots

PARENT HANDOUT:  time

 

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 2015 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 Ogden Valley Branch and 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.