Palmer Public Library
    1455 North Main Street
      Palmer, MA. 01069
        (413) 283-3330

 

  

Message from the staff of the Youth Department:

We understand that this upheaval of everyday lives is difficult for patrons of all ages. Considering that
many parents and caregivers will be home with their children, we've compiled a list with some
resources to help!  There are online storybooks, art and crafts, educational resources, and more below.

Should you need to speak with a librarian, please email help@palmer.lib.ma.us and we will get back to
you as soon as we can.  In the meantime, please stay safe, follow the recommendations of the CDC and
the WHO, and we will see everyone again soon!

Be well,
Ms. Angie and Mr. Dan


 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Learn From Home

 
       

NCFL logo

 

The National Center for Families Learning has excellent resources that are free to use.  The content ranges from
full-blown curriculums that align to Common Core State Standards to open-ended, follow your curiosity learning.  
https://www.familieslearning.org/resources/out-of-school-time

 

Scholastic logo

 

To help parents keep their children active and learning, Scholastic has a collection on learn-at-home resources that cater to children of all ages!  Scholastic announced that these resources would be free to the public due to the Coronavirus.  As of the posting of this link, there are only five days of lessons available, but there are more to come in the subsequent days.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 
       
   

Read From Home

 
       

Tumble Books logo

 

The following links lead to the TumbleBooks collection of completely free e-books for all ages!  To access the different collections, all you need to do is follow the link below and log in with the following information.  
To access free e-books for grades K-6, log in with username tumble735 and password books.
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx

 

Storyline Online logo

 

Here's a link to Storyline Online, where you can find an award-winning children's literacy website.  Children's books are read aloud by a featured celebrity, and each book is accompanied with activity guides that relate to the story.  
https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

 
       
   

Create, Explore, and Play From Home

       

David Hyde Costello Puppet Play Part1

 

In the first video of an ongoing series for the Library, local author/illustrator David Hyde Costello shares the process
of making a table-top puppet show, and invites viewers to contribute their ideas to help him write the story! 

Part 1: https://youtu.be/dwGwHl8c58w

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cXGwqySc1w&t=1s

Part 3 (final installment): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvQZJFprPvo

 

 

 

Friend of the Library, Mr. Vinny from the Toe Jam Puppet Band has created some videos to entertain children and families during this pandemic. There are three videos currently on the Toe Jam Puppet Band Facebook page, but we expect that Mr. Vinny will create more content, so keep on checking in!  The link is below:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/toejampuppetband/posts/

 

Kids Activites Blog logo

 

This is a wonderful blog that was suggested to us by Kathy and Margaret from the Palmer Monson Family Network that has many different activities that range from arts and crafts, virtual museum tours, to educational resources.  Check it out! https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/

 

Virtual museum Tours image

 

If you're feeling more in the mood to tour a museum (virtually, of course) then we recommend following the link below to tour twelve different museums from all over the world!
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

Khan Academy for Kids logo

 

The Khan Academy provides completely ad-free learning resources to children, parents, and teachers.  There are resources that range from children as young as two to resources that are focused on early college level material.  The resources have been created by experts and align with Common Core Standards.
https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Creativebug logo

 

For those that are feeling like they are looking for arts and crafts, we recommend using the Library's subscription to
Creativebug!
  By entering your Palmer library card number, you have access to over a thousand videos having to do with anything crafty.
https://www.creativebug.com/lib/palmerlibrary