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Youth

  • Tween Crafternoon (Ages 9-13)

    July 15, 2020 -

    Missing Tween Nights? Kids ages 9-13 are welcome to hang out and make a craft on Zoom! Please have the following supplies ready: 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water, a bowl, a spoon, and a tablespoon measuring spoon. This is a messy craft, so you may want to use newspaper to cover the surface where you will be making the craft. Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Coding Unplugged: Session 2 (Grades K-2)

    July 16, 2020 -

    Join us for a series of fun activities which use logical and critical thinking to solve a problem systematically! This program is for children in kindergarten through second grade. Sign up for 2 and 3 sessions! Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Preschool Storybook Craft (Ages 3-5)

    July 21, 2020 -

    Preschoolers will create their own flag after reading a brief story 'Hide and Seek' by Taro Gomi! Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Tween Book Club (Ages 9-13)

    July 22, 2020 -

    Join us for our first meeting for the book Game World by C.J. Farley! Please read through Chapter 18 before the meeting. The book is available on the database eBooks K-8 Collection and Hoopla. Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Coding Unplugged: Session 3 (Grades K-2)

    July 23, 2020 -

    Join us, for this last fun coding activity which use logical and critical thinking to solve a problem systematically! This program is for children in kindergarten through second grade.  Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Silly Drawing Games (Grades 3-5)

    July 30, 2020 -

    Join other kids for games that involve silly drawings! Earn points when others guess what your drawing is, or when you guess theirs. You don’t have to be good at drawing to enjoy this program! Click 'Read More' to register!

  • Writing Camp: Personal Narrative (Ages 7-13)

    August 10, 2020 -

    Join Kirsten Leestma, a teacher and literacy coach, for a 4-day writing camp from July 13-July 16! You will participate in a writing workshop for an hour each day and write a personal narrative. By day 4 you will have a finished story to publish as you please! Each session will include a lesson and allow time for writing. Click 'Read More' to register! 

  • 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!

  • 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!

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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 Early Learning
Preschool – Grade 3
For preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Early Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum, public library programming, or learning at home.

World Books Kids
Grades 2 –5
With thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies, World Book Kids is designed to encourage the young learner to be curious.

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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