Children

Home with the kids? Use these resources for hours of educational fun!

   Scholastic Teachables This site offers printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

   Discovery Kids  Play science-related games and learn science trivia.

   National Geographic Kids  This site has games, trivia, quizzes, photos, and "weird but true" facts, all about animals.

  Scholastic Go! Encyclopedias  For elementary students, with articles, maps, facts and figures, current events, and activities.

  Girls Who Code at Home  This free program is for students ages 9-18 and is in fact open to all genders (despite the name). 

  UEN Learn at Home For teachers, students, and caregivers to help learning continue beyond face-to-face environments.

1st Grade Reading List


Tumblebooks

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

Now available as a free smartphone or tablet app. Search for Tumblebooks in your device's app store, and simply put in your Library card number to get started.

eBooks for Kids

MORE SCIENCE SITES

Kids Ahead: Robotics

An overview of robots: learn about what's current in the field of robotics, plus try out some robot activities at home.  (Caruth Institute for Engineering Education)

Science Buddies

Use this Web site to find great science fair project ideas. (Science Buddies)

Science Fair Central

Find ideas for your science project here. (Discovery Communications)

ScienceFlix

Like science?  Then this database is for you.  Explore science in the news, investigate careers in the sciences, find experiments to try, and have fun! 

Youth Services Programs

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 801-337-2670 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! 

Gorgeous G

Aspiring Artist

Home at Last

I Love Bugs!

Buddies

Springtime Blossoms

Big and Small

5 Simple Ways to Raise a Reader

 

 

 

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 2019 program.

Sensory Story Hours

A story hour designed for children with special needs.  Learning and fun are encouraged with books and activities that integrate the five senses.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  This program is held on the first Saturday of the month, at 10:30 a.m., at the Southwest Branch.  For more information, please call (801) 337-2639.  This program is also held at the North Branch at 10:30 a.m., on the third Saturday of the month.  For more information, please call (801) 337-2652.

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 Monday at 4:00 at the North Branch, Tuesday at 4:00 at the Ogden Valley Branch and the Pleasant Valley Branch; every Wednesday at 4:00 at the MAIN LIBRARY and the SOUTHWEST BRANCH.  Please call any of these locations for more information. 

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 MAIN LIBRARY, the NORTH BRANCH, the Ogden Valley Branch, the Pleasant Valley Branch, and the Southwest Branch.  Please call any of these locations for more information.