Friday, April 11, 2008

Searchasaurus For Kids

Hey, kids from elementary and middle school: doing research or just looking for information?! Need to find out how to make a science experiment?

Try our database called Searchasaurus. It has an encyclopedia, dictionary, pictures and other visuals built right in. You will find full text or pictures from magazines or other sources. Searchasaurus has information on different kinds of animals, art and music, science and math, health and lots, lots more. to find our a-z list of databases, and click on Searchasaurus for Kids.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It's Springtime, which means outdoor activity time

When visiting your local library, try checking out books on sports. We have books on sports from baseball to skateboarding. Some titles have information about the history of the sport and tips on how to improve. Others tell about the lives of famous sports people.

Here's a quote from the book called, Take Me Out To The Ball Game by Jim Burke:

"Almost forty years would pass before Jackie Robinson became the first black player to walk out on the sweet green grass of a Major League ballpark. Robinson didn't just integrate baseball; he integrated the stands. And when that happened, the United States of America changed forever. Regardless of heritage, we could all sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' and mean it. We could all root, root, root for the home team. Together. And we still do today."

The Ants Go Marching...

Definitely try this at home. We had a wonderful time singing it at storytime:

(just click on the above link for lyrics and music to the song. Any age loves to sing and dance to this song! Enjoy!