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Online Resources and Learning Fun

Welcome to the Kids’ Port! The site was carefully designed by librarians in the Mid-Hudson Library System for children from preschool to age 10 and their parents. We hope you have fun playing the games, finding great books and much more at your local library, thinking about ways to help your community, using the homework help sites and learning to be safe. As always, parents are encouraged to explore the Internet with their children to find sites appropriate for their reading and maturity levels.

Want to read and listen to some great children’s books? You can either have the text read to you or read the pages yourself. Look for some great games too!
Note: you will need a Flash plugin, so look for the link to download Flash on the Tumblebooks site. A faster speed Internet connection may also be necessary.

Tumblebooks is also available as an app. The app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, and can be found on their respective stores by searching for TumbleBooks.

kids_infobits_lg  Kids InfoBits Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.                                      Video Tutorial: Getting started with Kids InfoBits.

grolieronline-for-kids  Grolier / Scholastic resources for Elementary Students including:

  •  Top stories
  • Clickable maps
  • Amazing Animals of the World Encyclopedia with facts and photos for over 1,200 animals.
  • America the Beautiful Encyclopedia with articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus
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BrainPop Brainpop ASK AT THE CIRCULATION DESK FOR THE BRAINPOP USER NAME AND PASSWORD: (Only accessible in Library building)
BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects that correspond to National Science, English and Math Standards for grades 3-8. Topics contain a 2-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a printable Activity Page.
BrainPop Jr  Brainpop Jr ASK AT THE CIRCULATION DESK FOR THE BRAINPOP JR USER NAME AND PASSWORD: (Only accessible in Library building)
BrainPOP Jr. provides educational movies and homework help for K-3 students. Each animated movie has quizzes, games, vocabulary, and activities for kids. BrainPOP Jr. is a great resource for teachers and homeschools, offering lesson plans and lesson ideas that develop critical thinking and inquiry skills.
Brainpop Spanish  Brainpop Spanish
ASK AT THE CIRCULATION DESK FOR THE BRAINPOP SPANISH USER NAME AND PASSWORD: (Only accessible in Library building) BrainPOP ofrece materias de ciencias, matemáticas, inglés, salud y tecnología que corresponden a las Normas Nacionales de Ciencias, Inglés y Matemáticas para los grados del tercero al octavo. Los temas contienen una Película Animada de 2 a 4 minutos de duración, un Cuestionario Interactivo, un Experimento, una Tira Cómica, una Sección de Consejos Prácticos, un Paseo por el Tiempo y un Crucigrama Imprimible.