Kids

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Gwinnett County Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Getting their own library card can be an exciting accomplishment for children. It fosters independence, helps teach responsibility, and shows that books and reading are important to your family,

Did you know that any child enrolled in Gwinnett County Public Schools is eligible to sign up for the Branch Out program? This program allows students to check out using their student ID numbers and there are added benefits as well.

Ask any staff member or contact AskGCPL for more information.

FEATURED DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sesame Street eBooks

Sesame Street eBooks offer patrons UNLIMITED access to MORE THAN 150 eBooks available anytime and anywhere. All books are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum and includes eBooks, read along books, audio books, animated books, and interactive books. Download the app for mobile devices. Android and iPad app available.

OverDrive for Kids

With OverDrive for Kids, parents can feel comfortable knowing their children are browsing and borrowing books that are age, grade, and reading-level appropriate all inside an eReading Room.

Reading At Home

Learning to read begins at home. Help your children develop early literacy skills now.

Storytime at GCPL

Storytime promotes early literacy skills, exposes children to language and art, allows them to experience group activities which enhance their developing abilities, and introduces the library as an enjoyable place for lifelong learning.

Book Selection Ideas

Discover book selection ideas! A parent resources for readers of all ages.

Storytime A-GO-GO kit

These kits are designed to promote early literacy. The kits contain books and a variety of themed activities.  Information Child Care Centers, Camps, and other Large Groups.

Kid’s Catalog

Find great resources for kids.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it's no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries.

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Early Literacy Activities – check out monthly calendars of activities designed to develop early literacy skills!
A great way to learn and prepare kids for reading.

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten – Keep track of all the books your child reads or that someone reads to your child. Research shows that reading books and sharing stories with your child is one of the best ways to help them enter school with the language skills they need to be ready to learn & grow. Click here to create an online reading log, to print a paper reading log, or for more information.

Early Literacy Devices & Apps –  Learn about Early Literacy iPads loaded with apps that enhance the learning experience.

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