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Roll out the red carpet! On January 30th, the 2023 Youth Media Award winners were announced! This collection of awards celebrates a variety of youth literature and its impact on readers everywhere. It’s basically the Grammys of young adult lit without the fashion critique.    Ready for this year’s results?! (Fun librarian fact: I was […]

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Reading with Rover - Read to a Dog

Start: 2024-02-28 15:00:00, End: 2024-02-28 16:00:00

Stop by the Children's Area of the Library to meet the Reading with Rover dogs. Say hello, read or show them a story, and get paw stickers! The Reading with Rover dogs are trained canines who serve as supportive listeners to help children build their literacy skills and reading confidence. Free! No registration required! Drop-ins welcome between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Questions? Email: youthservices@sjlib.org.


Baby Toddler Time

Start: 2024-02-29 10:00:00, End: 2024-02-29 12:00:00

Baby Toddler Time is a storytime and play group designed for caregivers with infants and toddlers. We will explore Playing, Reading, Rhyming, and Singing combined with plenty of social and play time to support your little one's development. 

Free, no registration required. Older siblings and other family members are always welcome! Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library and the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center. 


Preschool Story Play

Start: 2024-03-01 10:00:00, End: 2024-03-01 12:00:00

Join us for Preschool Story Play, an interactive literacy and play-based storytime designed for children ages 3-5. Older and younger siblings welcome!

Each session includes fun with books, fingerplays, movement, and songs, followed by a hands-on activity and socializing and play with other kiddos!

Free, no registration required!


Library LEGO League

Start: 2024-03-06 14:00:00, End: 2024-03-06 16:00:00

Can you build a super tall tower? A beautiful mansion? A fire breathing dragon? Drop-in anytime to this open ended LEGO League and get creating! A building prompt will be offered. Your imagination is the limit!


The Library will provide all the LEGOs. Please leave personal toys at home to prevent them from being misplaced.


Reading with Rover - Read to a Dog

Start: 2024-03-06 15:00:00, End: 2024-03-06 16:00:00

Stop by the Children's Area of the Library to meet the Reading with Rover dogs. Say hello, read or show them a story, and get paw stickers! The Reading with Rover dogs are trained canines who serve as supportive listeners to help children build their literacy skills and reading confidence. Free! No registration required! Drop-ins welcome between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Questions? Email: youthservices@sjlib.org.


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Hoopla

Hoopla is a streaming service that lets you instantly borrow ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television 24/7 and free with your library card. Items are always available, so there’s no waiting! Items can be streamed or downloaded on a computer, Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire, or Chromecast device.

 

Check out up to 5 items per month! Due to licensing restrictions, each television episode counts as an individual item.

 

Download the hoopla app today or view on your desktop!

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Libby

Your San Juan Island Library card is the key to access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. This digital collection has fiction and nonfiction titles for children, teens, and adults. Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

 

Using a desktop and not a mobile or smart device? Access Libby’s collection via the Washington Anytime Library: https://anytime.overdrive.com/

 

Download Libby today!

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In Context: Elementary

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazagos

Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes videos, compare and contrast features, and a visual dictionary.

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Muzzy

Developed by the BBC, MUZZY’s simple and effective program works by teaching languages through fun and animated stories, songs, and games.

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Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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World Book Encyclopedia Online

World Book Encyclopedia Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

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BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive puzzles, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grade 3+. Its topics span science, social studies, English, math, engineering & tech, health, and arts & music.

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A public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception, creating inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide.

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An ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.

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Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Explore math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.

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A globally acclaimed, online citizen science hub where more than 3,000 projects, searchable by location, topic, and age level have been registered by individual project leaders or imported through partnerships with federal governments, NGOs, and universities.