Holiday Hours:

The library will be closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day Weekend.
Materials can be renewed under My Account or returned to the book drops.
 

Parents & Teachers

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COVID-19 Resources

Talking About COVID-19 With Kids & Teens

We're going to Be OK: Staying safe, healthy, and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips and advice for staying safe, healthy, and optimistic during the COVID-19 Pandemic. By Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton and Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Webb. Printable pages included.

Education

West Orange Board of Education

Free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

NJ Department of Education (including CommonCore State Standards)

Questions Form for the NJDOE

Online Safety Guides for Parents and Educators

Reading

Alliance for Childhood
Resources to build and empower play networks to improve the lives of children by envisioning a world in which stress is reduced through increased child-initiated free play, reduced screen time and high stakes testing, and increased open-ended, active play opportunities.

American Journal of Play
Journal dedicated to the study of play. From the Strong Museum, whose digital offerings also include online exhibits and the history of video games.

Leveled Books

National Institute for Play
Bringing the unrealized knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life by gathering research from diverse play scientists and practitioners.

Reading Beyond
Compiled by American Library Association and Children's Book Council, these lists suggest appropriate titles for children reading above their grade level.

Reading is Fundamental
Animated read aloud videos of children’s books. Includes an option to filter by age, a special collection of resources to teach children social and emotional skills, lesson plans and free printables.

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, and dozens more.