Category Archives: Kids at the Library

Dragon Week

Let’s explore Dragon Magic this week!

First, listen to a story about a baby dragon! (see video below)

Then stop by the library and pick up a craft bag full of supplies to make a dragon egg. Click here for the instructions. (We are doing curbside pick up only, from 11AM- 6PM M-F, so call when you get here!)

Maybe you would like to learn some computer coding as you travel through the mystical jungle and train your dragon to eat bugs or gain power-ups? Give it a try!

How would you like to learn a dance from the musical Dragons Love Tacos?

Do you want to learn how to draw a dragon? The author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin, has a wonderful video that will have you drawing dragons in just minutes.

Join us in some Dragon Magic this week!

Both Branches Closed to the Public

Both branches of the Round Lake Library will be closed to the public until further notice. We are currently filling holds for curbside pickup.

During this time, no overdue fees will be charged, and library materials can be returned in the outdoor bookdrops.

The Overdrive ebook and e-audiobook platform can be used by anyone with a card in the system, regardless of fines, overdue items or account expiration. Se e all of our online resources for more options

Virtual Story Times

Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories- premiering at 6pm on Thursday, April 2

Jeff Goldblum reads Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

Grover reads The Monster At The End Of This Book

Local teens reading picture books on Facebook

Story Time From Space with Astronauts on the International Space Station

#OPERATIONSTORYTIME | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!

Olaf the Snowman (Josh Gad) is reading bedtime stories on Twitter

Neil Gaiman’s Mouse Circus website for Young Readers– includes full readings of Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Betty White reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Author Mo Willem hosts a live virtual online Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1pm ET

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.

Virtual Field Trips

We will be adding to this list, so check back!

Check out Google Street View tours of famous sites and museums

Zoos

Oklahoma City Zoo Red Panda Cam

San Diego Zoo

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden livestreams via Facebook

Houston Zoo

Aquariums

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Georgia Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Georgia Aquarium

Agriculture

FarmFood 360 11 Virtual Tours

American Dairy Virtual Farm Tours (by age group)

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

Out of this World!

Explore the surface of Mars

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Star Atlas Virtual Planetarium

US Space and Rocket Center

Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas

Museums

New York State Museum’s exhibit Represent: Contemporary Native American Art

The Louvre

Boston Children’s Museum

The Museum of the World

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Museo Galileo

Cultural Sites

Petra (aka that stone temple from Indiana Jones)

The Great Wall of China

Visit the White House

Easter Island

Ancient Greece

Ellis Island

Plimoth Plantation

Trip to Jerusalem (also available for older grades)

Egyptian pyramids

Tour of Buckingham Palace

The Alamo

Science Expeditions

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Galapagos Islands National Geographic Expeditions

Explore a coral reef in the Bahamas

Amazon Rainforest

Sailing through Antarctica

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

African safari to the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa

360 Virtual East African Safaris


*These links are not affiliated with the library.*

Freading is Free eReading

We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

Freading LogoWhat is Freading™?

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.

Tablets and EReaders Teen with eReaderLibrary Card

Read Down Your Fines

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

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.

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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.

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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.
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