Going back to school? Don’t forget your library card!

It’s that time of year again: time for a fresh start, time to go back to school!  Whether you’re a student or a teacher, remember, the library has great resources for you this year!  I’m sure you know that the library has books for all ages, on all different topics.  Whether you’re a student needing to research a paper or write a book report, or a teacher looking for materials to support the curriculum, the library can help!

Teachers, did you know that you can request a Classroom Collection and the librarians will assemble books on your selected topic?  Click on “Classroom Collections” at the top of this page for more information!

Students, have you ever taken a look at our databases?  These are online resources that can help you in many different ways!  We have online encyclopedias, resources to help you find articles from newspapers and magazines, books that you can read online, and more!  Click on “I Want to Know…” at the top of this page to see a list of databases.

These are just a few ways that the library can help you this school year.  Stop by and see us for more information!

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Featured Site of the Week: PBS Kids

Every week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  For our final week, we’re featuring the math games on PBS Kids.  You may already be familiar with the tons of great games on this site, but be sure to check out these math games featuring favorite characters like Clifford, Curious George, and The Cat in the Hat!

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Featured Site of the Week: goREACT

Every week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is goREACT, a virtual Periodic Table from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Drag and drop elements into the reaction area and see what sort of chemical reactions you can create!  goREACT is also available as an iPad app.

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Featured Site of the Week: Wallace’s Workshop

Wallace's WorkshopEvery week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is Wallace’s Workshop. Help Wallace build a series of clever contraptions to get a crash test dummy from point A to point B. The projects start out easy, but get increasingly challenging as you go!

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Featured Site of the Week: EdHeads Weather

EdHeads WeatherEvery week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is EdHeads Weather.  Learn about the science of meteorology as you predict and report the weather in the W.H.E.D. Weather Caves.

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Featured Site of the Week: Math Playground

math playgroundEvery week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is Math Playground, where kids at any level of expertise can brush up on their math skills in a way that feels like fun, not homework.  Don’t let those math skills slide away during the summer months — and be sure to check out the logic games, too!

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Featured Site of the Week: Engineering Games

Every week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week, we’re featuring the games and puzzles on Engineering.com. There are so many great games on this site, from building bridges to flying to creating catapults. Our favorite is Sugar, Sugar — but be warned: this game is seriously addictive for kids and adults alike!

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Featured Site of the Week: DynaMo’s Lab

DynaMoEvery week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is DynaMo’s Lab, where you’ll find lots of science games, quizzes, and activities!  Match animals to their habitats, avoid the goo in the “Science Splat” quiz, and check out all of the simple science project ideas that you can do at home.

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Featured Site of the Week: EdHeads Simple Machines

EdHeadsEvery week of Summer Reading, we’re featuring a fun and free science, technology, engineering, or math website.  This week’s featured site is EdHeads Simple Machines.  Explore simple and compound machines in the house and tool shed. Can you find and identify all of them?

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Featured Site of the Week: ElectroCity

ElectroCitySince our Summer Reading Program is science-themed this year, we’ll be featuring a free science, math, or technology website on our page each week. We’re starting off with ElectroCity, a game where you start out with a sleepy little town and watch it grow.  Can you balance your town’s energy needs with available resources?

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