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Bulletin Boards That Inspire Reading

When you walk into the Youth Services Department of the Main Library, you will no doubt be delighted and amazed at the creative bulletin boards.  Not only are these bulletin boards created by staff member Donna Watson a work of art, but they inspire reading as well.  With the newest bul...

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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmark Decorating Craft

All Day9/3 - 9/27
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
In celebration of national library card sign-up month, the Dallas Street Branch Library will host a bookmark decorating craft from September 3 - 27. Select a bookmark pattern and decorate it any way you wish.  This is a make and take craft ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Guess the Number of Library Items!

All Day9/3 - 9/30
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Celebrate national library card sign-up month with this special contest where you guess the number of items available to check-out at the Dallas Street Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library.  To participate, customers will be allowed to submit...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Storytime- Windsor Branch

September 23, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Enjoy the magic of reading with Children’s Librarian Louise Turner, as she brings stories alive with storytime. Watch your child get excited about books and reading at this FREE story program for kids pre-K through age 5 and their caregivers featuring stories, songs, crafts, and other FUN.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Laptime Storytime - Miller Branch

September 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

A love of reading starts early.  Babies and their caregivers are invited to join the Miller Branch Library for this special storytime geared toward children 0 to 24 months old.  There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories, and lots of interactive fun!  The storytime will last around twenty minutes, with time for casual interaction following the program.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

September 24, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Toddler Time at the Main Library is for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. This 30-minute storytime features stories, songs, puppetry, finger plays, manipulatives, and flannel stories. Special care is taken to select shorter, developmentally...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen DIY: Recycled Treasure Boxes

September 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Make a cool container to stash your stuff! All supplies will be provided, and registration is not required for this free program for teens. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Storytime - Miller Branch

September 27, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:

Children and their caregivers are invited to the Miller Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.  No registration is necessary for this fun and FREE program.  Storytime is held every Friday at 10:00 AM.

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo for Books: Back to School Edition

September 27, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Bingo for books is fun for everyone!  Bring your family and friends, play BINGO and earn books as your prize. Winners will be able to select a book from a selection of children and teen titles. Children will also receive a variety of school supp...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Friends of the Library Chocolate Festival

September 29, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Dallas
Payment
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Special Events
Registration Required
Payment Required
Seats Remaining: 200
Custom Program Description:
Chocolate - Chocolate - Chocolate! The Friends of the Fort Smith Library will turn the Dallas Branch Library into a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of sorts as an abundance of chocolate drips throughout the building. Local clubs, businesses and individ...

Databases for Kids

ABC Mouse

Check out ABC Mouse for award-winning educational games, puzzles, books and other fun interactive learning activities for kids age 2 to 6.

By vendor contract rules, this website is accessible from FSPL’s four locations ONLY (NOT from home).

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CultureGrams

Primary sources, statistics, and cultural reports covering the countries of the world, states, and Canadian provinces.  Explore the United States and discover state flags, maps, sports teams, recipes, symbols, songs, and more. 

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LearningExpress

LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. It also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement for all ages. 

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Mango Languages

Learn more than 70 languages through real conversations, and also features ESL lessons. Great for kids.

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

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Science Online

A comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students and researchers find a starting point for their research.  A great resource to search for science experiments.

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World Book Kids

Search thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies.

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World Book Spanish - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities. 

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World Book Student

Find thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

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