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  • Youth Online Summer Library Program (June 13 - August 7)

    June 13, 2020 -

    Children of all ages can join us this year for our Youth Online Summer Library Program! This year's theme is 'Imagine Your Story.' Whether you are a Listener (Ages 0-5) or a Reader (Grades 1-6), there are opportunities this summer to read your way to prizes and glory! Registration begins June 1!

  • Tween Book Review Contest

    June 1, 2020 -

    Kids ages 9-13 can submit a book review and a photo of themselves holding the book to enter into a drawing for a prize. Entry into the contest constitutes the parent/guardian’s permission to post photos of the child and/or their work on library social media, the Troy Public Library website, and/or in library print promotional materials. Click 'Read More' for more details!

  • Tween Button Contest

    June 1, 2020 -

    Kids ages 9-13 can submit a design to be considered for buttons the library will hand out in the summer. The theme is “Imagine Your Story." The chosen design will be converted into buttons that the library will distribute to the public! Click 'Read More' for more details.

  • Youth Services Facebook Page for How-To Crafts, Virtual Storytimes & More

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    Join us for a Virtual Storytime! Learn how to do a fun craft, too! Follow and like our Youth Services Facebook page, to see new videos and activites for your little ones. Click 'Read More' to head there now!

  • What to Read

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    Not sure what to read? Click 'Read More' to see recommended lists from the Troy Public Library!

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At-Home Youth Resources

BookFlix
Pre-K – Grade 3
Interactive experience for beginning readers that pairs fiction and non-fiction titles in fun units! Each book pair includes word matching, fact or fiction quiz and more!

FreedomFlix
Grade 4+ 
Brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history. FreedomFlix includes full-text ebooks, project ideas, and related websites.

TrueFlix
Grade 3+
Includes a variety of videos and full-text ebooks on topics including history and science. Dig deeper with project ideas and the activity center.

Explora for Primary Schools
Grades K – 12
Explora is a great tool to explore topics through kid appropriate magazines, encyclopedia entries, and ebooks. Explore animals, science, art, biographies and more!

PebbleGo
Pre-K – Grade 3
Young learners can use this interactive database to research animals, science, biographies, social studies, and animals.

World Book Online
Pre-K – Grade 5
Choose “Kids” in this online version of Work Book Encyclopedia to find content geared toward younger children and their families. 

Britannica School
Grades K – 12
Available for Elementary, Middle, and High School students to search and explore topics. Includes images, videos, magazines, and Web’s best sites on each topic.

Tutor.com
Grades K – 12
Provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance in over 40 subject. Tutors are available 4–11 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7. Login to get help today.

Read Together Be Together
All Ages
A nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child.

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