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Hey Kids!
Your library is THE place for you to "Fuel Your Mind!"
Explore! Learn! Create! Your library has year-round programs for kids of all ages.
Visit your local library today! And check out the great links below for more ways to "Fuel Your Mind!"

Cool Links for Kids for parents

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Agriculture

Class Brain agricultural information by state



Anime and Manga

Anime café A parent’s guide to Anime
TV and radio CBS, MTV, You tube and more


Audiobooks and e-books

Google books Read books online.
Great websites for kids Provides information for K-12 students
LibriVox Provides free audiobooks, from the public domain
Podibooks Serialized audiobooks
Project Gutenberg Over 28,000 free e-books
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Award Winners

Assn. for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's materials
Bank Street: The Children’s book committee 100 years of award winning books
Black-Eyed Susan Winners Honors outstanding books chosen annually by Maryland students.
Boys read.org “Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers”
Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 – present
Coretta Scott King Awards Honors African-American authors and illustrators who write for children.
Great books for boys Books boys will read.
Great interactive software for kids Selected 2009 computer programs and digital media for children 0-14 years
Jane Addams Book Award Children's Books that Build for Peace
Jane Addams Peace Association children’s book awards
Latino book and family festival awards, The Titles in English and Spanish
Michigan’s 2010 Notable Books
Newberry Medal Winners, 1922 - present
Rainbow Project, The books that reflect gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning
School Library Journal’s Top 100 picture books Poll resutles
Top ten books for youth: Historical fiction
UK Literacy Association Children’s book awards from the UK



Biography

Almanac: Biography Database of 25,000 biographies.
Biography Center
Black history month Influential African American leaders.
Hispanic heritage Biographies and a timeline of events.
Who2? biographies of famous people, characters and creatures


Children

About.com: Children’s Books list of reading materials and how to use them with children, ages 0–12 year
Ask for kids Contemporary information on entertainment and popular biography.
Association for library service to Children: Great web sites for kids For children 14 years old or younger.
Bank Street: The Children’s book committee 100 years of award winning books
Boys read.org “Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers”
Chicago Public Library: Resources for young children
Children’s literature web guide, The internet resources related to books for children and you adults
Copy right on the web
Exceptional Web sites for children ALSC announces commendable Web sites for children
Fact Monster from Information Please Almanac resource.
Great books for boys Books boys will read.
Great interactive software for kids Selected 2009 computer programs and digital media for children 0-14 years
Great web sites for kids, from ALA Hundreds of sites for children up to 14 years old and parents.
Great websites for kids Provides information for K-12 students
International Children's digital library library for the world’s children
International Children’s Digital Library A library for the world’s children
Latino book and family festival awards, The Titles in English and Spanish
Michigan Kids!
Rainbow Project, The books that reflect gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning
School Library Journal’s Top 100 picture books Poll resutles
Thinkfinity Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives
UK Literacy Association Children’s book awards from the UK
Web Home of Michael Sullivan, The M Sullivan,teacher, librarian,author, storyteller,expert on boys & reading
Yahoo Education Homework help & information on schools, colleges & universities.
Yahoo! Kids Games, music movies and more, for ages 7 – 12.


Digital

British Library, The, Online gallery Contains over 30,000 items from the Library’s collection.
Digital collections of the New York Public Library:
International Children's digital library library for the world’s children
Library of Congress Digital collections from LC are presented.
Michigana Digital archives of Michigan.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries, The: Galaxy of images
Treasures of the New York Public Library
TV and radio CBS, MTV, You tube and more


ESL

Activities for ESL students This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers.
BBC on-line language learning English as a second language
Chicago Public Library: Resources for Teachers Tips and techniques for teaching ESL.
English language exercises workbook type instruction
Englishpage.com Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources
USA Learns Free site for learning English


Food and Recipes

Allrecipes.com
OnlineConversion.com just about anything to anything else, 50,000 conversions and 5,000 units



Foreign Language

American Sign Language
Languages Offers many sites to learn world languages
Online language dictionaries


Gardens

Dave’s Garden Resource for beginning and experienced gardeners
Village Garden Web Helpful resources for gardeners


Government

Michigan Association of Counties
Michigan Deaf and hard of hearing people On-line resources for the deaf
Michigan facts and trivia
Michigan Township Association
National Park Service
Presidential libraries
State of Michigan
The United States of America
United Nations, The Index of Websites of the United Nations System of Organizations
United States Environmental Protection Agency interactive, offers news, local information, teacher resources, multimedia




Higher Education

Yahoo Education Homework help & information on schools, colleges & universities.



Homework

100 Best Science Sites for Kids
50 states.com Presents facts & information for each state
About.com Covers most school subjects.
Beehive, The K – 12 subjects
Dictionary.com An Ask.com service
Education: Homework help Master the basics in curricular topics.
Fact Monster from Information Please Almanac resource.
Federal resources for educational excellence Covers most curricular topics
Geography.org
Great websites for kids Provides information for K-12 students
History.com Video presentations of history
HomeworkSpot Tips and resources to assist learning.
Internet Public Library for kids Rresearch writing for younger students
Internet Public Library, The
Kalamazoo Public Library’s homework sites for children
Kalamazoo Public Library’s homework sites for tweens School topics covered

Kids Click Web searches for children on many topics and reference materials
Librarian’s Internet Index brings together "websites you can trust," many topics covered
Library of Congress Resources for education, k-12.
Library spot Access to library resources.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary
Michigan facts and trivia
Michigan: Facts, Map and State Symbols
Multnomah County Library Homework help.
National Geographic Homework help For younger students
National Geographic
On-line language tutorial Indo-European languages
Online language dictionaries
Scientific American Explores the world of science
Teen Center Homework help, after school fun and more.
Thesaurus.com an Ask.com service
Thinkfinity Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives
Time Zones of the world
Yahoo Education Homework help & information on schools, colleges & universities.


Libraries

Assn. for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's materials
Boston Public Library
Children's Picture Book Database Abstracts of 4,000+ picture books.
Children’s book Council Reader picks, recent releases, etc.
International Children's digital library library for the world’s children
Internet Public Library, The
Lexington Library Commercial #1
Librarian’s Internet Index brings together "websites you can trust," many topics covered
Library of Congress Resources for education, k-12.
Library spot Access to library resources.
Library videos
MeL services Michigan’s e-library is outlined, and how to use it.
Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Explains how to use the databases.
Michigan eLibrary
New York Public Library, The
Open Library, The
Presidential libraries
Public libraries lists public libraries by state
Reference Library
Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (SBPH) Library services for the visually & physically handicapped


Literature and Reading

Assn. for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's materials
Bank Street: The Children’s book committee 100 years of award winning books
Book Spot About books and publishing, with recommended reading lists.
Booklist online Reviews from the American Library Association. All ages
Booklists Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) & the ALA for you and your young reader.
Books online about books and author discussions for all ages
Children's Picture Book Database Abstracts of 4,000+ picture books.
Children’s book Council Reader picks, recent releases, etc.
Children’s literature web guide, The internet resources related to books for children and you adults
Getting boys to read Discourse on encouraging boys to read.
Guys read Reading suggestions for boys
Jane Addams Peace Association children’s book awards
Michigan Center for the Book presents Michigan young adult books brochure
Michigan’s 2010 Notable Books
Mittenlit All about books and authors with a tie to Michigan
Online Children’s Books 30 ebooks for young people.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Recommended titles
Reading is fundamental
Recommended book lists for young people
Recommended Literature (K-12) collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents
Recommended Reading Topical listings by age level.
Web Home of Michael Sullivan, The M Sullivan,teacher, librarian,author, storyteller,expert on boys & reading
Youth Recommended Reading Lists Covers 2nd through 8th grades.




Michigan

Michigan Association of Counties
Michigan Birds
Michigan Center for the Book presents Michigan young adult books brochure
Michigan Deaf and hard of hearing people On-line resources for the deaf
Michigan facts and trivia
Michigan History online
Michigan Kids!
Michigan Sports Teams
Michigan Township Association
Michigan: Facts, Map and State Symbols
Michigan’s 2010 Notable Books
Mittenlit All about books and authors with a tie to Michigan
Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association
Special Olympics Michigan
State of Michigan
US50: Michigan Information on the State of Michigan


Money and Finance

Consumer and family economics Provides timely educational information to help individuals and families make informed consumer and financial decisions.
Fighting back against Identity theft The FTC’s identity theft site



Nature

Butterflies and Moths of North America
Michigan Birds
National Wildlife Federation
Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary U.S. National Marine Sanctuary on Thunder Bay, Lake Huron, Michigan.


Newspapers

Boston Globe, The
Chicago Tribune, The
Christian Science Monitor, The


Parents

About.com: Children’s Books list of reading materials and how to use them with children, ages 0–12 year
Association for library service to Children: Great web sites for kids For children 14 years old or younger.
Association for library service to Children Award winning materials for children, includes books, videos and recordings
Booklists Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) & the ALA for you and your young reader.
Boys read.org “Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers”
Chicago Public Library: Resources for parents
Children’s literature web guide, The internet resources related to books for children and you adults
Fact Monster from Information Please Almanac resource.
Getting boys to read Discourse on encouraging boys to read.
Great web sites for kids, from ALA Hundreds of sites for children up to 14 years old and parents.
International Children’s Digital Library A library for the world’s children
Latino book and family festival awards, The Titles in English and Spanish
Michigan Deaf and hard of hearing people On-line resources for the deaf
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Recommended titles
Rainbow Project, The books that reflect gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning
Recommended book lists for young people
School Library Journal’s Top 100 picture books Poll resutles
Story Place Preschool Library Stories and activities for young children
Thinkfinity Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives
UK Literacy Association Children’s book awards from the UK
Web Home of Michael Sullivan, The M Sullivan,teacher, librarian,author, storyteller,expert on boys & reading
Yahoo Education Homework help & information on schools, colleges & universities.



Pets

About.com: Pets Covers many types of pets, care and training
Animal and pet adventure Covers many types of pets, care and training
Animal corner Information on cats; dogs; guinea pigs; hamsters’ mice and rabbits
Animal world Covers many types of pets, care and training
Birds: AvianWeb.com canaries and other pet birds
Birds: Bird hobbyist chickens as pets
Birds: Birds of a feather avicultural society information & care for various pet birds
Birds: Budgie and parakeet place care and training of budgies and parakeets
Birds: Parakeet care.org care and training
Birds: Parakeet training and care
Birds: Pet care tips Care of canaries as pets
Cats: About.com: Cats
Cats: Ezine@rticles FAQ on cat care
Dogs: Great dog site information on care and training and various breeds
Dogs: Types of dogs everything you need to know about dogs
Fish: Aquarium owner guide to keeping a healthy aquarium
Fish: Buzzle.com learn about the world of fish and their care
Net Pets Information on Birds, dogs, cats, horses and fish.
Pet care tips how to care for small and exotic pets
Pethobbyist information and articles on many kids of pets
Pets: Which one is right for you? Suggestions on how to select a pet
Rabbits: Humane Society of the US How to care for rabbits
Rodents: Selecting a rodent as a pet
Rodents: Simply Pets.com articles on keeping rodents as pets


Reference

10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
50 states.com Presents facts & information for each state
Earth911 environmental service co that addresses solutions for products' end-of-life
Fact Monster from Information Please Almanac resource.
Google Maps detailed street and terrain maps
Great Interactive Software for Kids, Spring 2009
History.com Video presentations of history
Internet Public Library, The
Literature and Linguistics
Michigan facts and trivia
Michigan Kids!
Michigan: Facts, Map and State Symbols
National Ocean Service resource for those interested in America’s coastal ecology
National Park Service
OnlineConversion.com just about anything to anything else, 50,000 conversions and 5,000 units
Presidential libraries
Reference Library
Scientific American Explores the world of science
Thinkfinity Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary U.S. National Marine Sanctuary on Thunder Bay, Lake Huron, Michigan.
Time Zones of the world
United States Environmental Protection Agency interactive, offers news, local information, teacher resources, multimedia


Software

10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
Great Interactive Software (Past) for Children Lists 1996 – 2008
Great interactive software for kids Selected 2009 computer programs and digital media for children 0-14 years


Sports

Baseball: Detroit Tigers Official site of the Detroit Tigers
Baseball: Major League Baseball Official site of MLB
Basketball: Detroit Pistons Official site of the Detroit Pistons
Blind Sports
Football: Detroit Lions Official site of the Detroit Lions
Football: National Football League Official site of NFL
Hockey: Detroit Red Wings Official site of the Detroit Red Wings
Michigan Sports Teams
Olympics Official site of the Olympic Movement
Special Olympics Michigan
Special Olympics Official site of the Special Olympics



Technology

10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
100 Twitter Tips and Tools to Stay on Top of Your Field
50 + ways to search Twitter
Shortcuts for Twitter
TV and radio CBS, MTV, You tube and more


Videos Concering Libraries

Lexington Library Commercial #1
Library videos
MeL services Michigan’s e-library is outlined, and how to use it.
Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Explains how to use the databases.



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