CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
VIRTUAL READING TO ROVER program
Our therapy dogs are ready to listen online...(and, dog lovers: they look extremely cute on camera!) Read aloud to a trained therapy dog over a ZOOM meeting. Register Now
CHESS CLUB online
We are bringing our chess club online! Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide instruction. However, if your child knows the game and wants to meet online with other kids from Briarcliff to play a game of chess let me know! Please contact Amy Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Please note age groups. Registration is required.
FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 2 - 4*:
Tashi and the Wicked Magician by Anna Fienberg -- Everyone should read the book in advance of the meeting date and be ready to talk about the book and play some book trivia and more! Registration is required.
Discussion date: Thursday June 11th @ 5 -5:45 pm, Register Now
FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 4* - 6:
Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa De Los Santos -- Everyone should read the book in advance of the meeting date and be ready to talk about the book and play some book trivia and more! Registration is required.
Discussion date: Thursday June 18th @ 5 - 5:45 pm, Register Now
*If you are not familiar with using Hoopla, email Amy Kaplan with any questions at email@example.com. We are using Hoopla rather than Overdrive because several copies of the book can be "checked out" at once. The book should be immediately available for the child to check out and start reading.
*If your child is in 4th grade, please select whichever book they will enjoy most. (Please note that the 4th - 6th grade selection will likely be a challenging book for some 4th graders.)
ONLINE RESOURCES for children only
*Please note that the resources featured on the ebooks, audiobooks, etc. pages include children's materials. The following are online resources that are for children only.
Tumblebooks - With Tumblebooks, the computer will read books aloud to you, or you can opt to read them yourself, while seeing the text and pictures on the creen. There are also some older reader options with large easy to read font. This resource has books in English, Spanish, and French. There is also the Tumblebooks app available for download.
ABC Mouse - Use your library card to check out access to this resource for a 3 week period. Please note spots are limited. If you are not able to "Check Out Account" try again in a few days.
- Tumblebooks is providing free access to this resource while schools are closed. Find tons of stories that reinforce and teach math concepts. There are also quizzes by grade level. (If it asks you to login, use the username: tumble2020, password: A3b5c6)
Kanopy Kids - Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age rating for videos on Kanopy Kids. You will need your library card and pin to utilize this resource.