Read Children's Books Online with BookFlix & TrueFlix

Darien Library members may now access Scholastic children's books online in the Library or from home! You'll need your library card number to log on.
Darien Library members may now access Scholastic children's books online in the Library or from home! You'll need your library card number to log on.

Great news! The Children's Library now has BookFlix and Trueflix! These two online resources allow you to read storybooks and non-fiction books from Scholastic. You can read on any library computer or from home* by using your library card.

There are picture books, easy readers, and non-fiction titles. The books can be read on the screen page-by-page or you can click to watch an animated book-video. There are hundreds of wonderful books to explore!

*Home access of the BookFlix and TrueFlix resources are available to Darien residents, those employed full-time in Darien, or non-residents who are contributors to the Annual Campaign at the $300 level and above. 

4th & 5th Booktalking Flyer

These are the great, new books for 4th & 5th Grade that we shared when we visited your school.

2nd & 3rd Booktalking Flyer

These are the exciting books for 2nd and 3rd Grade that we shared when we visited your school.

K & 1 Booktalking Flyer

These are the great books for Kindergarten and 1st Grade that we shared when we visited your school.

Great Websites for Kids

 Looking for fun and educational websites for kids? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), which is a division of the American Library Association, just launched a fantastic, newly-designed resource: Great Websites for Kids

The site compiles exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14 and are selected by a committee of librarians from around the country. To help narrow down the many choices and select only the best of the best, the committee uses the following guidelines (adapted from the Great Websites for Kids Selection Criteria): 

 

 

How to Tell if You Are Looking at a Great Website

  • Author/Sponsorship: Who Put Up the Site?
  • Purpose: Every Site Has a Reason for Being There.
  • Design and Stability: A Great Site Has Personality and Strength of Character.
  • Content: A Great Site Shares Meaningful and Useful Content that Educates, Informs, or Entertains.

Monkey Quest

Hey kids, have you seen the new virtual world, multi-player online game (MMOG) called Monkey Quest just released by Nikelodeon?? It's great! You can create your own monkey avatar, explore all sorts of locations and interact with other characters as you unlockl the secrets of the lost Monkey King on the mysterious island of Ook. Mokey Quest is free to play, but if you want the enhanced features (secret access to areas and activities) then you've got to pay to play. It looks like a console game, but is web-based and kids actually participated in the creation of the game!

Rated E for Everyone

iKids Create Self-Portraits

The iKids have been busy honing their tech skills in this weekly registered class. For every first session our techy tweens make avatars for their very own Darien Library accounts. Check out these kid-friendly websites where you can design an avatar.

Build Your Wild Self 

Mii Creator

ArtisanCam

On ArtisanCam kids can explore the work of contemporary artist Julian Opie. Once the portrait is created it can be included in the online gallery.  


Finding Books in a Series

Which book is missing from the series? :-)
Picture by awinn233
Which book is missing from the series? :-) Picture by awinn233

Question:  Every wondered what book 26 is in the Geronimo Stilton series? 

Answer:  The Mummy with No Name

An easy place to find the answer is right here. 

A library in Missouri has organized tons of series!  It's pretty awesome; it contains over 29,000 children's books.

You can also use the database Novelist.  Find children's books similar to other books, their descriptions, and reviews of them too.  Have your library card handy.

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