To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is currently CLOSED.

We are still available by phone at 860-828-7125 or via email at library@berlinpeck.org, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

You can still use your library card to access online materials like ebooks, audiobooks, video, and more.

No card? Register for a temporary library card, and we will email you with a full-access library card ASAP.

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Library Fun @ Home

Although the library is currently closed due to COVID-19, the Children’s Department staff is still working to support you! We’re working to provide you and your families with some resources to help you keep educated and entertained while you practice social distancing. We’ll be adding resources frequently, so check back here regularly!

We wish everyone good health at this time and look forward to resuming normal service as soon as possible. If you have any questions, staff is working remotely from 9-5, M-F and will be available to answer phone calls or emails.

Call us at (860) 828-7125 or email the Children’s/Teen Department at kids@berlinpeck.org. And don’t forget to like the Children’s Department FB page for updates!

 

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Online Storytimes!

The Children’s Department staff misses you all so much, so we thought that since you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! We’ll be posting Online Storytimes on our FB Page, our YouTube Channel, and here on our website. Some of the storytimes will be able to be watched over and over again, and some, because of publisher’s rules and guidelines regarding copyright, will be posted via FB LIVE only and will be available to watch for a limited period of time. We hope you enjoy them!

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

#COVIBOOK
A downloadable book available in multiple languages that supports and reassures children under the age of 7.

The Kids’ Guide to Coronoavirus with Kristen Bell
A Nickelodeon special just for kids (opens in YouTube).

10 Tips For Talking About the Coroanvirius with Your Kids
Tips from PBS Newshour.

 

Online Resources To Use With Your Library Card!

No card? Register for a temporary library card, and we will email you with a full-access library card ASAP.

 

Click the logo for instructions on how to use the service with your device.

download-overdrive

OverDrive

ebooks • audiobooks • video • magazines • comics & graphic novels

Download to your smart device with the free app, or read/listen/watch right in your internet browser.

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download-hoopla

hoopla

ebooks • audiobooks • TV • movies • music • comics & graphic novels

Download to your smart device with the free app, or read/listen/watch right in your internet browser. Up to 4 downloads per month, with NO WAITING!

Instructions »

RBdigital

ebooks • audiobooks • magazines • TV • movies

Download ebooks to your smart device with the free app, or download to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Download magazines with no waiting.

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TUMBLEBOOKS

TumbleBook links will be good through August 31, 2020.

     K-6 children’s ebook database

      K-6 math ebook database

      Grades 7-12 ebook database

      All ages audiobook database

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

It’s a great time to read at home with your child!  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books (any book) to their infant, toddler and/or preschooler before entering kindergarten. You can download the first log from our 1,000 BBK page to get started, and there is no need to register. When the library opens, bring in your logs to earn your rewards! Find more information at http://www.berlinpeck.org/children/1000bbk/. And yes, eBooks count!

 

SCHOLASTIC

Free access to the following resources through April 2020
     Username (case sensitive): Learning20 
     Password: Clifford 
BookFlix (PreK-3) – https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/bkflix?ucn=642726498 
TrueFlix (Grades 3+) – https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/tfx?ucn=642726498 
ScienceFlix (Grades 5+) – https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/sfx?ucn=642726498 
Watch & Learn Library (Prek-3) – https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/watchandlearn?ucn=642726498 

 

FREE READING @ HOME

Brightly Storytimes – Read-alouds of popular picture books with the editors of Brightly.

Dan Gutman – Facebook Live read-alongs of The Weird School series.

KidLit TV – Access to read-alongs and drawing lessons.

Neil Gaiman Read-Alouds – Access to Neil Gaiman reading chapter books, The Graveyard Book and Coraline.

Novel Effect Remote & Online Learning Resources (AppStore) / (GooglePlay– Access to read-alouds and animated renditions of favorite picture books by Beatrix Potter, Todd Parr, Karma Wilson, Dr. Seuss and more. Includes educational resources.

Oliver Jeffers Read-Alouds – Instagram Live Author readings

Mac Barnett Read-Alouds – Instagram Live Author readings

Pete the Cat Read-Alouds – Instagram Live Author readings

Peter H. Reynolds Read-Alouds – Facebook Live Author readings, author of The Dot

StorylineOnline – On YouTube, famous actors and actresses read-aloud favorites like Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller and even Chester’s Way written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes in ASL.

Todd Parr – Access to Todd Parr read-alouds

Who Would Win Read-Alouds – Access to Jerry Pallotta read-alouds of the beloved Who Would Win series.

 

FREE ART, MUSIC, & MORE

Ben Clanton of Narwhal and Jellyfish Graphic Novels Facebook Live Author visits complete with drawing/doodling.

Jarrett Krosoczka Art – Access to daily drawing lessons from the author of The Lunch Lady graphic novels.

Jim Gill Song Videos – Videos of storytime favorite songs including “Silly Dance Contest.”

Mo Willems LUNCH DOODLES – Draw with our favorite Mo Willems author of the Pigeon books and Elephant & Piggie

Virtual Museum Tours – Take virtual museum tours from the British Museum, the Guggenheim, the National Gallery of Art, the Musee D’Orsay, and more!

 

FREE LEARN FROM HOME

Bedtime Math –  Bedtime Math helps kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life.

Girls Who Code – Offers a free at-home activity series, accessible online and offline.

Happy Code Club – The Happy Code Club is offering a free trial online coding class.

Scholastic Learn at Home –  Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. For grades Pre-K – 6+.