Eastern Shore Public Library

Cool Websites for Families

FEATURED WEBSITES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

STEAM Ahead @ Home – This site was created by The STAR Library Network (STAR Net), a community of library and STEM professionals that work together to strengthen STEAM learning in public libraries nationwide. It includes many fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities you can complete at home.

 

StoryJumperFind Free Stories Online. Create Books for Kids.

 

Digitallearn.orgIf you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

 

MedlinePlusA service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their mission is “to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.”

 

FREE eBooks about Coronavirus / COVID-19 is a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19 provided by the New York City School Library System.

 

 

DayByDayVAprovides a great family literacy calendar and lots of fun activities to do. Also ask about our 1000 Things Before Kindergarten Program. DayByDayVA is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

MORE WEBSITES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

 

Accelerated Reader Book Finder helps the student find AR books to read.

#ConcertsForKids For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has teamed up with a group of artists who bring performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes. The Center shares these short performances recorded by the artists themselves. New concerts are released on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm ET, then become available on demand.”

Notable Children’s Digital Media – 2020ALSC, a Division of the American Library Association provides information about great digital media for children.

Best Websites for Kids – Common Sense Media

Storyline Onlinestreams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Children’s Storybooks Online provides “original stories with color illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults. Children’s Storybooks Online seeks to combine education and entertainment to amuse and engage children’s imaginations. There are riddles, mazes, coloring book pages and a page with children’s links that have won Children’s Storybooks Online Award for excellence.”

Reading is Fundamental is a digital library that hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners use frequently.

Starfall began as a free public service to teach children to read. It now includes language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade.

PBS Kids provides educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!

National Geographic Kids makes it fun to explore your world.

Scholastic Kids Site provides a website for kids about books, reading, authors, games & more.

National Museum of Natural History  provides an online virtual tour of the museum.

National Museum of American History  provides several Featured Online Exhibitions.

PBS for Parents Help the children in your life thrive at every stage with tips and activities for ages 2 to 8.

Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life   Sesame Street Tool Kits provide opportunities to build closeness and confidence, make learning fun, and keep a child’s world safe and secure. Visit the site and check out the one on Resilience!

 

WEBSITES FOR TEENS

 

Teenage Jobs, Careers, and College  is the section of LiveCareer that is all about teens and how to get a job, find a career, find a college or other educational opportunity, apply for financial aid, and more.

Science News for Students  publishes news from all fields of science for students from middle school and up, with resources for parents and educators.

TeensHealth has doctor-reviewed info to help you be your best in body and mind.

6 Great Websites for Teen Writers provides a list of sites that are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers.

 

LOCAL PLACES

 

Accomack County Public Schools

Barrier Islands Center 

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

Kiptopeke State Park 

Chincoteague Bay Field Station 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge 

Eastern Shore Community College 

Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife 

The Nature Conservancy – Brownsville Preserve 

Northampton County Public Schools 

Wallops Flight Facility / NASA 

 

FIND LINKS TO TIPS FOR AT-HOME LEARNING AND OUR  E-RESOURCES ON OUR WEBPAGE –

AT-HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

 

Contact Youth Services by emailing us at youthservices@espl.org or

calling Eastern Shore Public Library at  (757) 787-3400.

Youth Services has its own Facebook page at the link below:

Youth services Facebook

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.