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Virtual Summer Events for Kids & Teens

We have some great virtual programs for kids and teens this summer.  Here are a few of our featured online events ... for more virtual programming of all kinds, please checkout our events calendar, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel. 

Animalogy: A Day in the Life of Animal...

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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show is back with a new show, A Magical Fairytale on Facebook Live!  This magic show is a unique blend of laugh-out-loud comedy coupled with sensational magic, all combined with an educational approach that is all ab...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Books & Writing, Special Events, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
It's a birthday celebration!  One year ago, author Ashley Franklin's book, Not Quite Snow White was published!  Join your friends on Facebook Live to celebrate!  Ms. Franklin will read her book, answer questions, and talk about her wri...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Disney Trivia with Ronny!

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Are you a fan of all things Disney? Let us test your knowledge on Facebook Live!! Fun for Disney fans of all ages.   https://www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary  ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Virtual Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Stop!  It's time for a story break!  Every Friday morning, Mrs. Tiffany will be reading to a different animal or showing you something interesting in nature.  What will she read to next? You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anyt...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

STEAM Team- Make a Battery Motor

11:00am - 11:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, How-To, STEAM
Custom Program Description:
STEAM Team is a program for children who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Join Miss Leah as she constructs “spinning motors” with a handful of simple household products, all while discovering the properties of mag...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Join Mrs. Tiffany every Monday morning for a laptime storytime!  Be sure and stay tuned until the end when, after she reads and acts silly, she'll share a simple craft that you can create at home. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Biography Break with Ms. Robin

10:00am - 10:30am
All Library Locations
Location: All Library Locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Real people are fascinating!  Want to learn more about them?  Join Ms. Robin online at Facebook or YouTube for a Biography Break every second and fourth Tuesday at 10:00 am!  She'll be reading about baseball players, inventors, ar...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performances, Special Events, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Custom Program Description:
Join Frio the Dragon as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, ever FIRE!  Will Fri...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Virtual Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Custom Program Description:
Stop!  It's time for a story break!  Every Friday morning, Mrs. Tiffany will be reading to a different animal or showing you something interesting in nature.  What will she read to next? You can watch Story Break with Mrs. Tiffany anyt...

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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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. 

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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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TumbleMath

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. Available until August 31, 2020

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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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