Category: Kids

Now Hiring!

Andrew Bayne Memorial Library is seeking a Coordinator of Youth Services.

The Coordinator of Youth Services oversees library programming and services for children and teens.  The full-time position requires an extensive knowledge of library services in general, library services specifically for children and teens, and the ability to work with diverse users.  This position will cover the circulation desk as required and perform other day to day library duties as needed.   The position also requires PA Clearances and the ability to climb stairs in a multi-level facility.  Pay starts at $15.00/hour and includes a generous benefits package.

Learn more about this position.

Resumes can be sent to goodmane@einetwork.net

Flipster

Reading magazines and drinking tea is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. But subscribing to titles gets overwhelming and individual issues cost a fortune. What’s a reader to do?

Don’t worry, the Library has us covered! With your library card you have access to Flipster. Download the app (just search for Flipster in your favorite App store) or login online and read over 70 titles across a wide range of subjects! Check out some favorite titles below!

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Coding Kits

We loved our kids coding club almost as much as the kids, but since, we can’t meet in person, we are sharing our coding kits with you!

Stop by and check out our Coding Kits in the Juvenile Room! Each kit includes a game or toy, handy guides to help you get started, and programming challenges.

Current kits include:

  • Beebot
  • Botley, The Coding Robot
  • Let’s Go Code
  • Ozobot
  • Turing Tumble

We hope to add additional kits in the upcoming months and would love your feedback and suggestions! Also be sure to check out our Coding for Kids resource guide to get more great coding ideas.

These items were part of a Computational Thinking Kit given to the Library through a statewide initiative that was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

Talking With Kids

Unsure of how to talk to your kids about what’s going on with the COVID19 pandemic? If you’re looking for some answers, PBS for Parents is ready to help.

This site is a great resource for tips on how to talk to your kids on an age appropriate level about the current situation, while offering reassurance and guidance on how they can do their part to keep themselves and their family safe. Involving children on a level they can understand and engage in, is an important step in managing stress.

In addition, the site offers timely advice on how to manage and make the most of your child’s screen time, how to support children on the autism spectrum, and tips for parents who are new to home schooling. Self care for parents, an important topic, is also highlighted.

Of course, the kids will enjoy the links to their favorite PBS shows, downloadable activity sheets and games. There are art, science, and math activities to explore. You can even filter content by ages two to eight years old.

As the beloved Mister Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Thanks PBS.

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