About the Children’s Library and Links

The Children’s Library was opened to the general public on January 25th, 2003.  The Children’s Library contains books, audiobooks, and magazines for children 13 years and under.  In addition, there is a study room available for children to do homework in and computers set up for children to use.   To use the computers, a child must have his/her library card available, with fines under $5.00.

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Family Resources:

While schools and libraries are closed and families are staying home more, we have a selection of online activities for children and families to enjoy.

Video Lessons from TN Department of Education to air on PBS Stations

Sesame Street in Communities  New resources about learning at home and more from Sesame Street

ReadyRosie  Early Education Tools that Help Families Create Meaningful Home-Learning Environments

Primary Playground  Fun scavenger hunts, literacy games and snack ideas

Levar Burton Reads Live on Twitter

Coronavirus  “Book Suggestions and Tips for Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus” from Indianapolis Public Library

Mindfulness and Movement classes for kids

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Tours of National Parks on Google Earth

Authors Everywhere YouTube channel  Read alongs and activities

Scholastic Learn at Home  Interactive learning experiences

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems at 1pm daily and Digital Stage with videos of past performances

Brightly Online Storytime

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris  at 3pm daily

Storyline  Celebrated actors reading books

American Sign Language Storytelling

Science Mom YouTube channel

Unite for Literacy  Read along books in multiple languages

Storytime from Space  also Science Time from Space

Mrs. P’s Storytime  Award-winning storybook destination

Kate Messner  Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020

Audible Stories

Hank the Cowdog   author John R. Erickson reads from his books

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Online Storytime with Vanda!

“The Monster Who Lost His Mean”

“The Mother’s Day Sandwich”

“Shoe Dog”

“Grumpy Monkey”

“Aliens Love Underpants”

“Pigs in the Mud”

“Hippospotamus”

“Snip Snap Croc”

“What Does an Anteater Eat?”

“Don’t Forget to Come Back!”

“The Goose Egg”

 

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Read to Your Child

If you have a child under 5, sign him/her up for the Imagination Library .

 

 

Online Resources and Homework Help

The Children’s Library is enhanced when you use the link below to our subscription to TumbleBooks.  The Morristown-Hamblen Library is also a member of the State of Tennessee regional library system, which allows you to access Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. for free downloads of audio books, e-books, and videos.  The Tennessee Electronic Library has valuable sources of information for children and for homework help.

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TumbleBooks

Welcome to e-books for e-kids! The Morristown-Hamblen Library now has books that will automatically read to your children! There are hundreds of the best children’s books in a format that helps them to learn to read by highlighting the words and sounding them out. Your children will spend hours reading and listening to books online. Please let us know how you like the TumbleBooks resources.

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Educators have long known that one of the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature.

TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.

The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.

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Take advantage of even more free downloads for your children available through the Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.  Books, Audio-books and streaming video available.

 

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Homework help from the Tennessee Electronic Library.

 

 

 

 

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