Programs for Kids
Winter Reading Challenge
From Jan. 1 to March 20, New Castle Public Library will be holding a winter reading challenge titled #WinterRead2021: Books Like Us. For every 2 books a child ages 0-8 reads or listens to, and every 1 book a child 9-11 reads, they earn a prize from our box of prizes. We challenge our patrons/students to keep reading during the winter months and track of their progress on our Beanstack site at https://lawrencecountylibrary.beanstack.org.
Guidelines for the Youth Services Department (11/16/2020)
It is our desire to provide the best learning enviornment possible. In the children and teen section of the library please keep these things in mind:
Please remember to always wear masks and maintain social distancing.
We ask that there is only one group per table.
Due to many students needing space for online learning, we highly recommend headphones whever possible as a way to reduce distractions.
Please clean up your seating area before leaving.
Please use our Cafe Table when eating.
Please make sure to check in and out with both the YS desk and the front desk.
Due to the limited amount of space we have on the 2nd floor, once we have reached 12 patrons we will open the programming room to others needing a space for learning.
In the programming room:
We have space for 5 one-on-one learning spaces (i.e. one student with one adult).
If there is a family or group desiring to use the room, you may reserve the room for one-hour time slots.
We ask that everyone wear masks while in the programming room.
Please do not use anything found in the programming room; instead, if something is needed please ask an employee and we will be glad to assist you.
Please clean your seating area before leaving.
Programs for Kids (birth - 5th grade)
Please refer to the age ranges to find the best program for your child.
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We are a Family Place library! Visit our Family & Teachers page for more information.
Questions? Call 724-658-6659 x106
Links for Kids
ABC Mouse - An award-winning online curriculum for young learners (ages 2-6+), with 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and more! - AVAILABLE IN-LIBRARY ONLY
BookFlix - Provided by POWER Library, pairs books with interactive videos of different subjects.
TrueFLIX - An editorially-selected multimedia literacy-based read aloud experience for young children including interactive games, author biographies, video adaptations, Spanish translated pairs, read alouds, digital nonfiction flipbooks, science, and social studies. Provided by Power Library.
DK Find Out - A free online encyclopedia that brings DK's visual approach to learning to the internet using sound, video, animation, quizzes, and interactive features.
POWER Kids - On the POWER Kids webpage find the POWER Library's e-resources (Chat with a librarian, Books, movies, and more, and PA Photos and Documents) are now presented in a single, kid-friendly interface.
Macaroni Kid - A free weekly newsletter and website that delivers news on all the kid and family friendly events going on in your community. You can find all the amazing events happening in your own backyard on Macaroni Kid!
Check out this site for more great links for kids, parents, and caregivers!