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Children's Programs

call 813-749-1179 with any questions

Toddler Time
Mondays & Tuesdays
10:00 am
Storytime Room
Program includes short stories, songs and activities to encourage early literacy and lasts about a half hour
(Tuesday's program duplicates Monday's)

For ages 1 to 3 years

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays
3:00 pm
Storytime Room
A program that offers an entertaining lineup of children’s stories and an animated short film
followed by a fun and easy craft project that children can make and take home.
For ages 3 to 5 years

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, October 14
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Storytime Room

We’ll be making Halloween Treat Bags!
Craft supplies provided, simplified crafts will be available for smaller children

LEGO Club
Saturday, October 21
1:00-3:00pm
Storytime Room
Get creative with our DUPLO & LEGO blocks!
Kids of all ages are encouraged to stop by & play.
Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 





Sunshine State Books - Grades 3-5 (.pdf file)
Sunshine State Books - Grades 6-8 (.pdf file)



Databases for kids


For more databases, please see our Resources page


Database

Link

Grade
Level

Description


ABC Mouse
in-house only PreK-1 With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, this award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners. From Age of Learning, Inc.

Florida Kids
link K-5 Florida history, facts, symbols and other information to help with school assignments

Kids InfoBits
link K-5 Quality information for school projects with a kid-friendly interface.

Research in Context
link 6-8 Created specifically for middle-schoolers, combines the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Safe and Secure Online
link All ages Join Garfield & his friends as they learn about online safety!

Sesame Street e-books
link PreK An online collection of Sesame Street e-books, some with animation & audio.

Tumblebooks
home access PreK-5 An online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids. Includes books in French & Spanish for language learning!




Recommended Websites for Children & Parents


ALA Great Websites for Kids
A great collection of kid friendly web resources with age appropriate designations ranging from pre-kindergarten to middle school aged students.

Child Safe Kit
Request a free kit to record comprehensive information about your child so authorities can help find your missing child quickly.

FBI's Safe Online Surfing
Uses fun games for kids in Grades 3 - 8 to teach about online safety.

FloridaStudents.org
Your source for Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources

Just Read, Florida!
A statewide initiative that encourages reading and promotes literacy for all children in the state of Florida.

Lexile Framework for Reading
Find Lexile numbers for specific books or get recommendations for books based on a child's Lexile grouping and interests.

NetSmartz
website set up by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that focuses on Internet safety for kids of all ages. Free downloads and information for parents and kids about safely using the Internet.

Pinellas County Schools
Website for information regarding all Pinellas County Public Schools.




For safety and security reasons, children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library.