Children's Services Department

Please visit our library homepage for the latest updates regarding services.
email Ms. Suzanne with any questions- mplchildren@milfordct.gov
Stay healthy and keep reading!
 

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Library Election 2020:  Elephant vs. Piggie! Tuesday June 2 10:30am

 

It’s democracy in action!  Let’s learn about the candidates

(we will reading some E&P books together) and cast our virtual votes.

Which candidate will come out on top?

 

Visit the Elephant and Piggie Registration page

to obtain the Zoom ID and password for this vitual program.

 

 
storytime junior

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom Storytime Junior! Thursdays June 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30am

 

We miss you and want to see your smiling faces!

Join us Thursdays on Zoom for an online program of stories and songs. 

For children 5 and under with a caregiver.

 

Visit the Storytime Junior Registration page

to obtain the Zoom ID and password for this virtual program.

 
book chat

 

Book Chat Wednesday June 17 at 6:30pm for our friends in grades K-2. 

Book Chat Wednesday June 24 at 6:30pm for our friends in grades 3-5.

 

Join Ms. Suzanne on Zoom and share what you’re reading. 

Chapter book? Great!  Graphic novel?  Awesome! Non-fiction?  Can’t wait to hear about it! 

 

Bring a snack. We might even play some games (scavenger hunt, anyone?)  

 

Visit the registration page for your grade below

to obtain the Zoom Id and password for these virtual programs.

 

Book Chat Registration page for grades K-2

 

Book Chat Registration page for grades 3-5

 
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aliens

In case you missed it...

 

click here to view the April 9 recording of Sciencetellers' ALIENS: Escape from Earth!

 

A big thank you to Sceincetellers and, as always, our Friends of Milford Library!!

 

 

summer

SUMMER READING COMING SOON!

 

 

Summer Reading goes LIVE June 22! 

Click here to sign up for READsquared, Milford Public Library's online summer reading tracker.

 

Your mission this summer? Read, get outdoors, and have fun with our Summer Reading Bingo. 

 

Complete our Summer Reading Bingo and earn a sweet treat from us,

courtesy of the Friends of Milford Library, while also supporting a local business. 

 

Gift cards will be mailed beginning in July while supplies last. 

You can also log the books you read to earn digital badges and a certificate.

 

Questions? Email mplchildren@milfordct.gov

 

 
COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Families

covidFREE ebook picture books for kids explaining COVID-19

compiled by NYC School Library System

 

over 50 ebooks in a variety of languages to help explain what Covid-19 is, how childrens can help themselves and their communities stay safe and how they can dea with the feelings and emotions they may be experienceing.  Includes titles from Sholastic Publishing, author Shannon Hale's Princess in Black and The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

stratford

courtesy of our friends at the Stratford Public Library

online resources for families coping with Covid-19 and Coronavirus

 

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Caring for Each Other 

Our friends on Sesame Street provide content for playful learning, ways to stay safe and parental support.

 

 

Free Online Learning Resources

Keep those brain muscles strong and active!

 

 

 

Milford Public Schools Online Learning Resources

 

Milford Public Library 24/7 Resources and Databases (including links to our e-book and downloadable audio collections)

 

CT Humanities FREE digital resources for teachers, students and parents

 

CT History (program of CT Humanities)

 

Amazing Educational Resources- a Google doc of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings (doc maintained by outside source, not an MPL product. updated regularly, individual sites offerings subject to change.)

 

Chicago Review Press e-learning site, including social studies, STEM, art and language arts fo all ages.  

 

Scholastic Learn at Home Day-to-day projects to keep minds reading, thinking and growing.

 

Time for Kids digital magazine FREE for the rest of the school year.  Grades K-6.  Registration required.

 

 

 

Literacy & Storytime

 

aUDIBLE

 

Audible Stories:  FREE streaming collection of children's audiobooks across six different languages. 

 

 

 

The Fable Cottage online picture books of classic tales in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

 

Good Night with Dolly Dolly Parton reads stories curated from her Imagination Library, her book program that provides free books to children ages 0-5.

 

Greeking Out! from National Geographic:  links to podcasts of ancient Greek myths for the whole family

 

HarperKids Storytime Read Alouds, courtesy of HarperCollins Children's Books

 

NubeOcho Sing-a-longs and Activities in Spanish free contect on the publisher's website, including songs, read alongs and craft activities.

 

Random House Resources for Teachers and Librarians elementary, middle and high school resources

 

Read Together, Be Together partnership with Random House Children's Books and Parents Magazines with digital storytime events and educational resources.

 

Read, Wonder and Learn!:  Favorite Authors Share Resources for Learning Anywhere, compiled by author Kate Messner.

 

Read & Learn with Simon Kids "Keep your child reading, learning, and having fun with Simon Kids! This page is a one-stop shop for all of our great resources for parents and educators as you navigate distance learning at home."- Simon & Schuster Publishing

 

Storyline Online:  videos of entertainers like Betty White, Kristen Bell and Rami Malek reading stories to your kiddos (or to you,  hey, everyone loves a good story!)

 

Unite for Literacy FREE non-fiction e-books for preK-elementary.  Toggle between Spanish and English language translations.

 

 

STEM/Science Activities

 

 

Bedtime Math's Cabin-Fever Math engaging math activities to do together at home, not online.  PDFs of printable supplies provided.

 

DK Find Out! free child-focused encyclopedia platform to answer all your curious questions, with the look of the DK books that kids enjoy.

 

Science at Home from the CT Science Center, online prgrams and activities for every day of the week.

 

Girls Who Code at Home: free access to select activities

 

Maker Maven:  free access to online science challenges and activities using simple household items

 

Mystery Science: K-5 hands-on science lessons

 

NASA Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 online resources

 

NatGeo@Home: free access to activities, games, videos and populat NatGeo titles, like their Weird But True series.

 

Wonderopolis: answers to daily questions to satisy a kids curiosity.  Developed by the National Center for Families Learning.  Includes classroom and learning resources

 

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Magic Tree House Home Adventures April 27-May 22

from Random House Children's Publishing: Join Jack & Annie this Spring from home as they go on different, themed adventures that will bring them face to face with animals in strange lands, do battle with warriors across time, get swept up in nature’s forces, and win big alongside famous sports-heroes.

Adventure awaits!  Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will provide videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, crafts, recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, a weekly Family Trivia Night game, parent resource guides, and much more!  

 

 

Hang-out with your favorite authors and illustrators

(they're stuck at home, too!)

 

 

 

Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story, a creatvie writing collaboration of author Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the Library of Congress

 

Dav Pilkey at Home- goes live April 1, 2020

 

Draw Everyday at 2pm EST with author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka

 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems 1pm EST daily

 

Kid Lit TV: Read Out Loud

Kid Lit TV: Ready, Set, Draw!

 

 

 

tumblebooksFREE Access to TumbleBookLibrary e-books through August 31!

 

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use

and feature unlimited access from home!

Read as many books as you want, when you want on any device.

 

Click on the links below and enjoy!

 

Tumble Math

TumbleBookLibrary.com: a K-6 children's e-book database

username: tumble735     password: books

 

TumbleMath.com: a K-6 math e-book database

username: tumble2020     password: A3b5c6

 

 

capstoneFREE remote access to PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next and Capstone Interactive eBooks

 

PebbleGo (English & Spanish) non-fiction for preK-grade 2 username: engaged password: learning

 

PebbleGo Next non-fiction for grades 3-5 username: engaged password: learning

 

Capstone Interactive eBooks fiction and non-fiction for preK-grade 5 username: continue password: reading

 

AbdoFREE Access to Abdo Digital Bookshelf through June 2020

 

Abdo Digital Bookshelf grades preK-6

username: ABDO Elementary   pw: 2020

 

Abdo Zoom Online Databases grades preK-2

username: abdo zoom   pw: 2020

 

crabtreeFREE Access to Crabtree Publishing's E-library through June 30

 

educational non-fiction for grades K-9+     login: read   PW: free

 

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Lerner Publishing: Help at Home

 

FREE Access to Distance Learning from Lerner Digital through June 30

 

fiction and non-fiction ebooks for grades preK-5

 

 

sebcoFREE Access to over 700 Non-Fiction books courtesy of

Sebco Books through June 30!

 

Multi-user ebooks across all reading levels, both fiction & nonfiction

 

http://library.esebco.com/site/login?login=keepreading&password=SEBCO

 

User Name: keepreading | Password: sebco | ID#: 1

 

 

 

big timber mediaBig Timber Media FREE access to non-fiction e-books

courtesy of Big Timber Media

and The Child's World Publishing through June 30!

 

Distance Learning Bundles for preK-grade 12

 

https://www.bigtimbermedia.com/distance-learning-bundles/

 

 

JLGJunior Library Guild Reading Resources 

jlgDigital

 

No need to register or download the app. 

Scroll down and click on jlg Digital.  "Read" to view the ebook or "Play" to listen to the audiobook.  Additional resources for teens and teachers, too. 

Available for free until August 1.

 

https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home

 

World BookFree access to World Book Online resources grades K-12 through May 30.

 

Links to activities, ebooks and research sources. 

 

https://worldbookonline.com/?uid=wbsupport&pwd=distancelearn

 

Username: wbsupport          Password: distancelearn
 

 
 

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NEW Spring Storywalk at Eisenhower Park

 

 

  Check out the new book “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal, at our Storywalk at Eisenhower Park. 

 

Enjoy a story, fresh air and a stroll through the woods

 
 
 

BIG NEWS IN THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT!!

 
The Children's Department is now OPEN in the main program room. 

This is our temporary space during renovations. 

While the collection is limited, we have a whole bunch of great books to choose from.  Come and visit!

 

Due to the upcoming expansion of the Children's Department,

all regular children's programming will be temporarily suspended

beginning September 19, 2019.

 

 

Please see above for special programming announcements during our renovations.

 

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to sharing all of our improvements with you.  Renovation updates can be found on our Facebook page and on the renovations page here on our website. 

 

Have any questions?  Give us a call - 203-783-3312.

 

 

For more information about Library programs, call us at 203-783-3312 or click here for a listing of more events and to get our calendar sent directly to your inbox.

 

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