Resources for Kids

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Get a library card online!

If you don’t already have a library card, get a virtual one now to access our online resources. Visit this page to get started. Once you’ve finished registering for an online library card, you’ll have access to online content that includes downloadable and streaming ebooks, audiobooks, videos and music, online learning opportunities, and research databases.

Online Story Times with Miss Karen & Miss Windy

Check out our weekly schedule to to see Miss Karen and Miss Windy via YouTube or Facebook Live through the week. Recordings will be posted below:

Mondays at 9 am : Toddler Story Time (on YouTube)

Mondays at 10 am: Jigglebugs (on Facebook)

Tuesdays at 9 am: Preschool Story Time (on YouTube)

Wednesdays at 9 am: Toddler Story Time (on YouTube)

Wednesdays at 7 pm: Pajama Story Time (on Facebook)

Thursdays at 9 am: Preschool Story Time (on YouTube)

Each of Miss Karen’s videos will be posted to this playlist on our YouTube channel.

Sharin’ with Miss Karen

Miss Karen misses her friends and wants to see you! Select Mondays at 2 pm, Miss Karen will share pictures from her friends showing what fun they’ve been up to. Have a grown-up email Miss Karen your pictures at kporcello@manliuslibrary.org so that we can see what fun you’re having!

Kids Summer Reading Program (Ages 0 – 12)

There’s still time to sign up! Each of our three reading programs (Kids, Teens, Adults) will be held virtually this year via READsquared. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story. Program registration is live, with each program running until to Friday, September 4. Participants must live in Central New York to be eligible for prizes, which must be picked up at Manlius Library. If you participated last summer, use the same log-in. Use the READsquared app for quick and easy logging from your iOS and Android device.

Register online here! 

Families can complete the seven weeks of summer reading any time between June 15 and September 4, though families must have started by July 20 to be able to complete all seven weeks. Every child who reports seven weeks of reading will earn a prize pack to be picked up at the end of the summer.

Every Monday between until September 7, we will draw five winners from the participants who have logged reading on READsquared. Each winner will receive a $5 gift card to a local business.

Children may report their own reading on our READsquared page, or they may call during our open hours to report. See our website for updated hours.

All library programs for the 2020 Summer Reading Program will be virtual or asynchronous.  Please watch our website and social media channels for updates.

Virtual Programming for the Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program will run until Friday, August 15. In addition to our weekly programs, we still have a special online Zoom with the MOST coming up on Monday, August 3!

Our weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays at 10 am: JiggleBugs
    • Streamed on Facebook Live
    • Best for ages 2-5
    • Dance along to sweet tunes like the Wiggles and Laurie Berkner! Flex your gross motor skills while you do the hokey pokey and turn yourself about.
  • Mondays at 12 pm: Weekly Scavenger Hunt
    • Posted on on our website, manliuslibrary.org
    • Best for ages 2-12
    • Each week, we’ll post a new list of things to find around your house or yard. We’ll post one version of the list as pictures for little ones and one version as words for bigger kids. Have your grownup share your completed list with Miss Windy!
  • Tuesdays at 12 pm: Junior Art
    • Posted on our website, manliuslibrary.org
    • Best for ages 6-12
    • Miss Windy will share a draw-along video to this YouTube playlist for us to all try. Then show Miss Windy your beautiful art during Show and Tell on Friday, so make sure you sign up! 
  • Tuesdays at 1 pm: Young Naturalists
  • Wednesdays at 12 pm: Junior Writing Club
    • Posted on our website, manliuslibrary.org      
    • Best for ages 8-12
    • Imagine your own story this summer!  We’ll post a writing prompt for you to start with. It might be a word, a letter, or a piece of conversation, and then you write the rest of the story!  Feel free to have your grownup send it to Miss Windy!
  • Wednesdays at 2 pm: Junior Craft
    • Streamed on Zoom
    • Registration required for access
    • Best for ages 5-9
    • Join us to craft with supplies you’d find in your house!  We’ll make something cute together.
  • Wednesdays at 7 pm: Pajama Story Time
    • Streamed on Facebook Live
    • Best for ages 3-6
    • Join us for calming stories in time for bed.
  • Thursdays at 12 pm: Junior Detectives
    • Posted on our website, manliuslibrary.org
    • Best for ages 9-12
    • Miss Windy needs your help tracking down answers! Can you solve her history mysteries? Download the weekly PDFs from manliuslibrary.org to get started, solve the mysteries and share your answers with Miss Windy! Best for ages 9-12.
  • Thursdays at 2pm: Fairy Tale Time
    • Streamed on Zoom
    • Registration required for access
    • Best for ages 4-8
    • Miss Windy will read one or more versions of a classic fairy tale and share some history of the story. We’ll talk about the fairy tale and what it might mean.
  • Fridays at 2pm : Show & Tell Your Stories (7/24 -8/21)
    • Streamed on Zoom
    • Registration required for access
    • Best for ages 5-9
    • Show us something that’s special to you and tell us the story of its specialness!

The MOST Virtually Visits (Monday, August 3 from 2pm – 3pm): Science and fun from the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology! Ages 5+. Please register.

Register online for Kids SRP here!

Weekly Scavenger Hunt for Kids SRP Links

6/15 Pictures

6/15 Words

6/22 Pictures

6/22 Words

6/29 Pictures

6/29 Words

7/6 Pictures

7/6 Words

7/13 Pictures

7/13 Words

7/20 Pictures

7/20 Words

7/27 Pictures

7/27 Words

8/3 Pictures

8/3 Words

8/10 Pictures

8/10 Words

Junior Art

Miss Windy’s Junior Art playlist

Junior Writing Club

Week 1 Writing Prompt

Week 2 Writing Prompt

Week 3 Writing Prompt

Week 4 Writing Prompt

Week 5 Writing Prompt

Week 6 Writing Prompt

Junior Detectives

Week 1 Junior Detectives

Week 2 Junior Detectives

Week 3 Junior Detectives

Week 4 Junior Detectives

Week 5 Junior Detectives

Week 6 Junior Detectives

Fairy Tale Time

Week 2 Fairy Tale Time

Week 3 Fairy Tale Time

Need Help?

Email us anytime at help@manliuslibrary.org with any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are regularly monitoring this email on weekdays from 9am – 5pm.

Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com: eBooks for children in Grades K-6

www.TumbleMath.com: Math eBooks for children in Grades K-6

www.TeenBookCloud.com: eBooks for teens in Grades 7-12

www.AudioBookCloud.com: Audio Books for all ages

Other

Click here for information on accessing some great resources online for all ages.

Have Spotify? Click here to see Miss Windy’s Jigglebugs playlist!