COVID-19 home test kits - We are OUT

We are OUT of COVID-19 home test kits. Kits may be available at the Sebastian County Health Department: 452-8600.

We have been told that we will receive more kits, but we don't know when or how many.

Kids

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The Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department’s goal is to meet the information needs of young people from infants to teens as well as their parents, caregivers, and teachers. In addition to an excellent book collection, the department offers an extensive selection of DVDs, books on CD, magazines, and online databases for children, teens, families, and teachers. The department also offers a full spectrum of fun and educational programs for all ages and interests.

Award Winners

Have you checked out this year’s award winners?  To see the current and past award winners, click here.

Library Lists

Need help finding something to read?  Take a look at NoveList, ask our staff  for recommendations, and check out our library lists for kids.

STEAM Team

STEAM Team is a program for children who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  Join us with these projects you can do at home with supplies you probably already have.  For a list of the projects, please click here

What's New for Kids

Kids' Blog Entries

Great Books for Special Situations

Sometimes children face huge challenges in life. 

They may not understand why they can't hug their friends the way they used to. They may be placed in a foster home.  They may have an incarcerated parent.  They may experience homelessness.  They may be in a household with a...

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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

National Puzzle Day

10:00am - 2:00pm
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events
Program Description:
Stop by the Dallas Street Branch Library and challenge yourself with one of several jigsaw puzzles that will be available all day.  This is an activity for all ages. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Use your skills and imagination to make your own Valentine card for that special someone in your life.  This is a free do-it-yourself activity for all ages at the Dallas Street Branch Library. All materials will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bird Seed Packet Giveaway

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations
Program Description:
Stop by the Windsor Branch Library and pick up a free bird seed packet during February, National Bird Feeding month, in preparation for The Great Backyard Bird Count (February 18 – 21) https://www.birdcount.org/  Packets will be available starti...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Black History Month Celebration

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations
Program Description:
Celebrate Black History Month at the Windsor Branch Library! Color a paper quilt block to add to our "Famous Faces of African-American History" display, or learn something new by participating our self-guided Black History Bingo. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Grab and Go Craft Kits

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Bored children? Bored adults? We have craft kits for both at the Windsor Branch Library! ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Miller
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
The photography of Clifford A. Ivy will be on display at the Miller Branch Library during the month of February.  Be sure to stop by to see the exhibit, “All about Yellow in Nature,” featuring photographs of flora and fauna with yellow as a prim...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Paper Bobblehead Craft

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Miller
Location: Miller
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Kids and Teens!  Stop by the Main or Miller Branch Library during the month of February to pick up a paper bobblehead kit that you can take home and assemble.  A different template will be available each week of the month; be sure to collec...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Paper Bobblehead Craft

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Kids and Teens!  Stop by the Main or Miller Branch Library during the month of February to pick up a paper bobblehead kit that you can take home and assemble.  A different template will be available each week of the month; be sure to collec...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Celebrations, Storytimes
Program Description:
It's the year of the tiger when Chinese New Year begins on February 1.  Join Christina Ho on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel as she reads My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz.  Christina, dres...

Databases for Kids

ABC Mouse

ABCmouse.com offers the most comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2-8+, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art, and music. 

When accessing ABCmouse from home via the library website, you will need to create an account.  Your account can be shared by up to three children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile, and progress-tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path. 

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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. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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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. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Mango Languages

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

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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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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World Book Kids

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

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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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. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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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.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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