Grand County Library District is fortunate to have many former lecturers on employees. Collaborating with Grand Beginnings and different academic organizations to coach librarians, particularly with a concentrate on early literacy, retains us present on what sources to buy and advocate for patrons’ leisure and academic wants.
After all, GCLD has superb books and DVDs for all ages, studying ranges, and pursuits. However are you conscious that we even have on-line sources to have interaction, entertain, and educate our youth?Kanopy is a well-liked video-streaming platform loved by many GCLD patrons. Kanopy has taken its well-established “considerate leisure” mannequin to an entire new degree for youngsters ages 2 and up. Money and time have been spent to develop their latest division, Kanopy Youngsters.
Whereas adults can watch as much as eight Kanopy courses, documentaries, and movies per 30 days, kids have entry to limitless top-notch kids’s programming, together with PBS sequence and curated books which are learn aloud. Month-to-month themes, humorous tales, science, math, and studying languages applications are a number of the different classes discovered below Kanopy Youngsters.
Kanopy Youngsters additionally presents parental controls. These controls permit adults to look at a movie, class, or documentary on one gadget, whereas giving children freedom to discover enriching, academic and entertaining content material on one other gadget.
Whilst you take pleasure in “The Farewell,” “The 100-12 months-Outdated Man,” or “The Nice Programs Yoga,” you’ll be able to really feel assured that your toddler is studying about bears hibernating, being learn a basic kids’s e book, singing with Elmo, laughing at “The Little Rascals,” or is studying primary Spanish, Japanese, French or quite a lot of different languages. No commercials. No getting misplaced down web tunnels.
One other on-line useful resource that has expanded profoundly this previous yr is OverDrive (OD). OD, GCLD and our Marmot consortium have all added kids’s titles to our eBook, eAudiobook, and eMagazine collections.
Whether or not you entry OD titles from GCLD’s catalog web page, OD’s Libby app, or eBooks and Studying Instruments web page on GCLD’s web site, have enjoyable with the filters. Click on on “Collections”, then” Youngsters,” and the treasure chest of e-titles opens!
High of the checklist? Youngsters & Teenagers Magazines like “Nationwide Geographic for Youngsters,” “Highlights,” or “Minecraft World Journal.”
Finding out civil rights, biographies, or historical past? OverDrive has a plethora of titles to take a look at, and may be sorted utilizing “Curiosity Ranges,” “Lexile Measures,” “Textual content Problem” and different filters.
Simply in search of one thing to pique your little one’s curiosity? OD has classes like “Friendship,” “Innovations,” “A Recent View,” “Learn-Alongs for Youngsters,” “Graphic Novels,” “Get Swept Away,” and extra to entice your teenager to learn or take heed to a e book.
Different nice academic on-line sources to take a look at are Britannica On-line, providing three studying ranges of reliable info; Creativebug, which has 130 “Youngsters” artistic classes; and A to Z Databases, excellent for courses and households who’re eager to discover world cultures, geography, historical past, native and worldwide recipes, and royalty-free downloadable maps.
For educators, GCLD has Trainer Topic Request Types. These can be found on gcld.org. Need to be taught extra about Italy, cheetahs, robotics or one other topic? Fill out the shape and you’ll be notified when supplies are prepared for decide up.
Please tell us how we will additional assist your leisure and academic wants by visiting your native library or emailing [email protected].