This resource has book pairings. One book is a picture story book and the other is a non-fiction book.
This resource has non-fiction books about science, nature, history, places, and people. They are paired with videos.
Get books, movies, and more for all ages. Download the Hoopla app and get started.
Get books selected by our library district. You can find these on a computer or use the Libby App.
From POWER Library
POWER Teens provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian.
From POWER Library
POWER Kids contains many resources including CyberSmarts: Staying Safe Online, Kids InfoBits, Chat with a Librarian, PA Photos & Documents, Ben’s Guide to US Government, and Discover PA for Kids.
From Mango Languages
Online language learning for children using videos and flash cards. Learn Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, English, Spanish and French.
World Book Online
From World Book
More than just an encyclopedia, World Book Products include Early Learning, Kids, Student, Timelines, Advanced, and more. You can find articles and games and more.
Use this resource to find your next favorite book. Find read-alikes, browse genres, and check out their reading lists.
Only available in the library!
Full online curriculum for children ages 2-8. Learn reading, math, science, and art and colors.
Library Programs Online
You can also join reading challenges throughout the year on Beanstack or on the Beanstack app. Set up your account and keep tracking your reading and activities.
Check out Be Internet Awesome. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids how to be safe online and how to be good digital citizens. You can look at the curriculum or play Interland to work through games that teach the basics.
Another option is Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius from PBS Kids. You’ll find videos, games, and more.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many resources are extending their services. See below for some extra services now available. Be sure to also visit our regular services such as Hoopla and Overdrive.
Junior Library Guild is allowing free access to their collections of kid and teen books. Their selection changes over time. Visit them here for more information.
Books for Kids about COVID-19
What Color is Today? by Alison Stephen
My Hero is You: How Kids Can Fight COVID-19! from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee
The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberst, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Rainbows in Windows: A Book about Big Imaginations, Big Feelings, and Sheltering in Place during a Pandemic written by Yumi, illustrated by Karo Oh, narrated by Donald Sutherland
A Kids Book about COVID-19 by Malia Jones
COVID-19 Helpers by Beth Bacon and Kary Lee
The Adventures of Bray Bray: Bray Bray Conquers the Coronavirus written by Ashley Maxie-Moreman, illustrated by Joanah Whitely
Together: Living Life During COVID-19 by Kevin Poplawski, illustrated by Michael Rausch
We’re Going to Be O.K.: Staying Safe, Healthy, and Optimistic During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton and Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Webb
Please visit our Digital Library page for more resources.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten – If you are interested in participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, start reading and keeping track right away. Contact us for more information. You may use any method you prefer for logging your reading. If you read the same book twice, it counts as two. If you would like to use a reading log, please visit Beaver County Library System, Schlow Centre Region Library, and Wyomissing Public Library for some printable reading logs. Feel free to keep your list in a notebook or any other way you want. Bring your logs into the library for prizes. The first milestone that earns a prize is 25 books. You can now join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge on Beanstack.
Apps for Kids
These are apps we have on our iPads that you may enjoy. Some of them cost money but most were free.
RelationShapes, Who Was? Adventure, Pick Your Plate, Wizard School, Labo Pebble Art Lite, Sky: Children of the Light, Khan Academy Kids, BrainPOP, Itsy Bitsy Spider – Easter Egg, Bandimal, Loopimal by Yatatoy, ABCmouse.com, PBS Play and Learn Science, First Words Sampler, Teach Your Monster to Read, Mad Minutes Mathematics, Grammar Up: Lite Edition, Exam Vocabulary Builder
Coding apps – Swift Playgrounds, Sphero Edu (works with Sphero robots), Lightbot: Code Hour, Lightbot: Programming Puzzles, Lightbot Jr: Coding Puzzles for Ages 4+, Scratch Jr, Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopster Coding Safari for Kids
Library & Books
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – You can get free books each month for your kids birth to age 5. Print an application and mail it in to get started. Different age kids get different books so sign them all up!
Fulton County Resources
To find a service in Fulton County, visit the Health and Human Services Directory or call the Helpline at 1(888) 329-2376 (Toll Free) or (717) 485-6767. The Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc. HelpLine is an Information and Referral Line. No matter what your need, you can call the HelpLine. We may not have the answer immediately, but if you leave a number where we can reach you, we will research your need and get back to you with as many resources for your need as we can find. There is no fee for this service. We are “Your local connection to the services you need!”
Power Library, Power Kids, and Ask Here PA are made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.