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Storytime with the City of Inglewood Opens in new windowWatch our VIRTUAL STORYTIMES where Inglewood Public Library Children’s Librarians read books and sing songs for children of all ages.

We have also included links to books read by their creators and other great narrators, including Michelle Obama. 


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Read books and watch films with BookFLIX.  This resource provides access to the Scholastic collection of Weston Woods’ films and are paired with non-fiction books.  
LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED

TumbleBook Library 
TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adds animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.  You will need your Inglewood Public Library card to access this database.

Movies, full music albums, audio books, and eBooks for FREE! To use Hoopla, you must first go to Hoopla.com, and find the INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY in the list of libraries. Create your own account with your library card number and start checking out materials.

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Harry Potter at Home
Book 1: First Year Readers

Lots of activities - puzzles, quizzes, articles, craft videos related to the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. by J.K. Rowling.


Funbrain Reading
Enjoy reading your favorite series books online:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Moon, Judy Moody and her younger brother, Stink, Timmy Failure and more.
Tumble Math
Watch, listen, and learn as you view books and stories about math concepts.  Available for a limited time as we shelter from home.

 
Publishers’ Websites with free eBooks: 
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Lerner Books
eBooks for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5.

eBooks for children in grades 6 - 12.
ABDO Online 
Digital Library
ABDO Publishers are providing their children’s catalog of eBooks for library patrons to access online. Non-Fiction books about animals, people, and places are featured.

 


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Kanopy Kids
Kanopy Kids is a video streaming service that offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action, and more.  In Kids Mode, your child will only have access to child appropriate content through strict parental controls. Unlimited movie viewing per month.  
Based on the Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin and James Dean, this website offers muscial videos of this popular, "cool" children’s book character.




Kid Lit TV  
Created by a diverse group of educators, librarians, parents, and filmmakers to "reinforce an an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives." The link is to "Storymakers" - an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling kid lit authors and illustrators.  Also, check out READ OUT LOUD to hear and see authors reading their own books.
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Read Together 
Be Together

Daily Storytimes with Penguin Random House book authors and illustrators.
Publisher Simon & Schuster brings you Storytimes by children’s book authors, sing-alongs, writing prompts, and other activities related to their published books -- all on YouTube.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
YouTube Channel

Lots of fun videos to watch about the Museum, Eric Carle, his books and more!


Web Cams
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Web Cams

Watch the Aquarium’s web cams for:  Sea Otters, Sharks, Monterey Bay, Moon Jelly, Open Sea, Penguins, AviaryCoral Reef, Jellyfish, Kelp Forest
Aquarium of the Pacific 
Shark Cam 


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Otters and Harbor Seals



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Storyline Online
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Storyline Online
A children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.  All stories are read by actors.

Movies, full music albums, audio books, and eBooks for FREE! To use Hoopla, you must first go to Hoopla.com, and find the INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY in the list of libraries. Create your own account with your library card number and start checking out materials.
Free for a limited time.  Listen to popular children’s books including contemporary, classics, and original.  Books read in other languages are also available.
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SCHOLASTIC 
"
LEARN AT HOME"
This site provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school. Short films, eBooks, and activities are included.
Britannica School  
is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites.
Scholastic Go!
Scholastic GO!® offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
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NoveList K-8 Plus
Looking for a good fiction book? This database contains thousands of fiction titles, book reviews and booklists for children and adults on a wide range of topics. NoveList also includes book discussion guides useful for Book Clubs. Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number and your PIN.
Social Studies Fact Cards  
for California
These fact cards are designed for anyone studying California history, and include information on the missions and mission life, Native American tribes, European explorers, governors, and history by decade.
ABCmouse.com
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From Age of Learning, Inc., ABCmouse has over 5,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. 
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Type to Learn 4
"Type to Learn" is a web-based keyboarding program and is used by schools nationwide. The Inglewood Public Library has a subscription. To access the program, you must first contact the library HERE and register for our "Digital Literacy Classes" and an account will be created for you.  Please provide your name, grade level (or "adult"), library card number, and your email address.  A login, password,and access instructions will be sent to you.

Find information for all reading levels from one of the most trusted encyclopedias of all time.  Includes:
"Early Learning," "World Book Kids," World Book Student, World Book Advanced, and World Book Timelines.

You will need to enter your Inglewood Public Library Card barcode number and PIN to access.

The Learning Express suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. Grades 4 and up. You will need to register for a free account so that the program can keep track of your progress.
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Miss Humblebee’s Academy
A Kindergarten-readiness program for preschoolers.  Available for a limited time.
Coding
Hour of Code - Angry Birds
An introduction to coding for children and teens brought to you by Bill Gates and other computer programmers.
Coding
Hour of Code - Dance Party  
An introduction to coding for children and teens brought to you by Bill Gates and other computer programmers.




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5th Grade and up.
Getty Games
3rd Grade and up.
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Roblox
4th Grade and up.
Sesame Street
PreK - 2nd Grade.
Minecraft
Free Educational 
Games 
until June 30, 2020
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Seussville
Games and activities based on the books by Dr. Seuss
Yuyi Morales
Author and Illustrator




CREATE - Art and Music                                                              BACK TO TOP  
Tux Paint
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Tux Paint
A free drawing program for children ages 3 to 12.  This free drawing program is an open-source program that can be downloaded to your computer or tablet for hours of creative fun.  Tux Paint is a also an introduction to digital literacy skills - clicking, copy and pasting, etc.  Users can create pictures, cards, or color.

Free download HERE.

Creative Bug
Art you creative?  Do you need inspiration?  Do you need ideas? Do you need instruction?  Inglewood Public Library’s subscription to CreativeBug allows you free access to this site with your Inglewood Public Library Card.

Mrs. Peavey’s Art Room
An elementary school art teacher has a YouTube Channel with art projects she has done with chidlren in Kindergarten and up. Clear instructions for working with collage, paper cutting, and oil pastels.  Many book-related projects.
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The   Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Find inspiration from a master illustrator and author - Eric Carle.  Art ideas, videos of his picture books - for all ages.
Brightly
How to Make a Zine: A Kid-Friendly DIY Guide

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Listen, play, and learn with this introduction to classical music for children.  "Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can help children to think more creatively, develop craftsmanship, and discipline and learn the value of excellence." 
Listen,  

From KUSC Radio. Build your own "Hansel and Gretel" opera!  Free web resources and games for classical music education for children of all ages and their families and teachers.
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone!
Presented by the New York Philharmonic, this site features ’rooms’ for kids to explore. In the Game Room you’ll find more than ten games that cover everything from composers to instruments. In the "Instrument Storage Room" one can learn about the different instruments.  In the "Dressing Room,"  learn about members of the Philharmonic.
Coloring Sheets to Print and Color
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Online Coloring
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Get creative and have fun with Dav Pilkey, author and illustrator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants books.

Drawing
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Mo Willems
Lunchtime Doodles

Elephant and Piggie author and illustrator shares his lunchtime teaching you how to draw.
  Draw Everyday with JKK
Links to Lunch Lady author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s YouTube channel.
Cat Kid’s Comic Club
Links to Dog Man and Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator, Dav Pilkey’s drawing instruction.





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