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February 14, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

 

Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

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Books & Stories

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BookFlix
Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.

Children's Literature Awards
Learn about the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Award, and other literary honors awarded by the American Library Association.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

PBS Parents Bookfinder
Search for recommended children's books by age of child and theme.

Story Place Pre-school Library
Beginning reading stories and activities.

TumbleBookLibrary
Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.

 

 

Current Events

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against.

SIRS Discoverer
Magazines and newspapers for students.

 

 

Encyclopedias

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Britannica Online for Kids
Elementary, middle, and high school students can find out who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for middle school students.

New Book of Knowledge
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for elementary school students.

New Book of Popular Science
This science encyclopedia includes science projects, articles on science, technology and medical topics, science-inspired games, puzzles and brainteasers, and a science fact finder with measurement conversions, and science tables and charts.

 

 

Homework

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Childrens' Homework Help
Information about The Seattle Public Library's drop-in Homework Help Centers and other resources.

CyberBee
Homework links for kids, parents and teachers.

Seattle Public Schools Library Services
Comprehensive subject access to reference sites.

 

 

People & Places

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America the Beautiful
Find information on the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. Learn official state names and their capitals, state symbols such as flags and mottoes, and interesting facts such as Tallest Buildings and Longest Tunnels.

AtoZ the World

Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.

Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

CultureGrams
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Lands and Peoples
Find information on the world's countries and their peoples, cultures, histories and current events. Includes maps, flags and photos.

Muzzy Online
Online language learning for children. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

 

 

Sites for Parents & Caregivers

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Childcare Resources

Child care information and referral.

ConnectSafely.org

Advice, parent and educator guides and articles about screen time and social media.

Crisis Clinic
Offers a telephone service for people in emotional distress. Includes Community Resources Online - a comprehensive directory to health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information.

Kids' Health

Current information on kid's health concerns.

Protecting Kids' Privacy

Helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commission for safely surfing the Web.

Seattle Public Schools
Information on academics, schools, enrollment, news & calendars, employment and more.

Washington Homeschool Organization

A non-profit membership organization that serves the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of home schooling and participation in its activities.  Resources for Homeschooling in Washington State.

 

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