Children's Services

All-Ages Family Story Times

Story Time is back! Starting Wednesday, May 5th, families are invited to join us for Story Time each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Attendance is limited for in-person Story Times. Tickets are available at the front desk 30 minutes prior to each program.

Story Time May 2021

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents, track the number of books you read to your baby or preschooler using the Beanstack app. Earn digital badges for reading, and get a free book after completing the 1000 Books program!

Click here to see all of our Virtual Reading Challenges

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At-Home Resources for Kids and Parents

Check out some of these awesome educational resources that you can access at-home.

Art & Music

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Museums, Concerts and More - a great compilation of a wide range of experiences

Hello Kids - coloring, print or online, games and more

Draw Everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Metropolitan Opera - streaming a different opera each night.

Math

Prodigy - math for 1st-8th grades

Math Playground

Fun Brain Math Games

Reading & Early Literacy

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Audible Stories - Hundreds of free children’s audiobooks from Audible.com

Storyline Online

Fun Brain Books

Storytime from Space

Read Brightly

Highlights Kids

Time for Kids

Save with Stories

Science & Social Studies

Mystery Doug - Short videos answer questions like “Why do we get goosebumps?” Also provides a starter list of K-5 science lessons easy to do at home.

National Geographic Kids – Videos, games, quizzes, experiments and more!

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips – great for older kids and teens

Virtual Tours of National Parks

Jet Propulsion Lab STEM Activities

Lunar and Planetary Institute

The Alamo – Virtual Tour

Smithsonian for Kids

AirPano - Virtual Tours of places throughout the world

Virtual Tours of the National Museum of Natural History

Science Experiments – many can be done with items found around the house

UTA Planetarium - "Weekly Night Sky" videos

Coding

Hour of Code

Code Monster

Scratch

Swift Playgrounds – designed for the iPad or Mac