Welcome to the KIDS area of the library!
The Ink Writing Project is a creative writing contest for young people in grades 4-8 (Inksters) and grades 9-12 (Inklings).
Welcome to the kids’ area of the library! On this page you’ll find all the latest news on our programs, as well as some fun games, cool activities, and suggestions to help with your homework.
Want to have some fun online? These websites offer hours of free excitement!
- PBS Kids has many games and activities featuring storybook characters such as Curious George, Martha the Talking Dog, Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Cat in the Hat!
- CBC Kids has some great games for older kids!
- Storybird lets kids make their own online books using amazing, ready-made art. (Requires a log-in)
Tumblebooks is an online service that brings books to life using narration, animation, music and sound effects. There are plenty of books for all ages and interests!
Research at the Library
The Library has many resources to help you master any homework that comes your way! Here’s a list of some of our resources:
- Librarians! Yep, real people who are ready to help you find what you need
- Study Rooms are available in both the Acton Branch and the Georgetown Branch
- Books on any and all topics
- Online databases covering a wide range of topics and grade levels
- Internet access
- DVDs, both factual (non-fiction) and imaginative (fiction)
- Newspapers, magazines and more!
- Love to build with Lego? We have a drop-in weekly Lego program, and an annual contest too! Ask staff for more information.
- Our Jr. Cocoa Club, for ages 7-9, and Cocoa Club, for ages 10-12, are great for children that love to read! These programs run through the school year and consist of monthly meetings with book discussions, snacks and book-related activities.
- Love to build with Lego and looking for a new adventure? During this 8-week program kids 9-13 will learn how to assemble a motorized Lego robot and to program it to do various actions such as follow the sound of a handclap. There is a fee.
Paws to Read
- For 15 minutes each week, reluctant readers in grades 1-6 can read aloud to a therapy dog in a quiet and relaxed setting. Registration in advance required.
- Want to learn how to make your own movie? In this 8-week program, kids 9-13 will learn different animation techniques including thaumatropes, flip-book making, stop-motion animation and more! There is a fee.
Munch to the Movies
- Kids can bring their lunch and "munch" while watching a film.
- The Ink Writing Project is a creative writing contest for young people in grades 4-8 (INKSTERS) and grades 9-12 (INKLINGS).