Take a stroll through Clark House to see some of the dragon picture books we have, and hear a silly story about dragons and… tacos?!?!?
Category Archives: Kids at the Library
Return of the ROBOTS!
The library’s four LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits can now be taken out on a 14 day loan from the Malta Branch for home use.
With a kit, you can build one of many different kinds of robots, following plans from LEGO or other sources, and then program your robot from a PC or tablet.
You can download the free programming software from LEGO onto your own device or borrow a Library PC with the software already installed.
LEGO’s software is drag-and-drop graphic programming suitable for the recommended 10+ age group. Other more advanced programming languages such as Python and RobotC can also be used.
EV3 extension kits are also available for building even more elaborate robots.
Pickups and returns must be scheduled in advance, and are only available at the Malta Branch.
For questions or to schedule a pickup, email Paul at email@example.com.
Starting Thursday July 2nd we will be posting story times online! You can watch them anytime. they will be posted on our YouTube and will be shared on our website and Facebook
This week’s story time is now on our YouTube channel. Click Here to view the video.
Click Here for a printable PDF of this week’s craft.
Neil Gaiman’s Mouse Circus website for Young Readers– includes full readings of Coraline and The Graveyard Book
Storynory: A vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics.
We will be adding to this list, so check back!
Check out Google Street View tours of famous sites and museums
*These links are not affiliated with the library.*
9/8/20- Thanks to Sarah for some great new links!
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden livestreams via Facebook
FarmFood 360 11 Virtual Tours
American Dairy Virtual Farm Tours (by age group)
Out of this World!
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
Petra (aka that stone temple from Indiana Jones)
The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland
Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.
Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.
Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!
Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.
Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!
30 minutes = $1.
It’s as simple as that.
Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.
The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.
1000 Book Kid Program
Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary
The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library. This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.
How It Works
- Select and check out 10 children’s books
- Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid. Your books will be put in a special bag
- When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
- When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.
Why do it?
- Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
- Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
- Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
- Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.