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Kids


Events for Kids

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
A free coat for kids who need one this winter. Limit 2 coats per family, while supplies last. First come, first served. Children must be present to receive coat. Sizes 2T-size 18. Special thanks to the PGCMLS Foundation for funding the free coats.

Sat, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Marlboro
Have fun crafting and creating necklaces, bracelets, and earrings! Supplies are provided
Registration is now closed

Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyattsville - Meeting Room 2
Come play Dungeons and Dragons! Bring your completed character sheets. Pre-made character sheets will also be available for use. Beginners are welcome!

Rescheduled
Sun, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Wednesday, December 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Freestyle building. Legos and Plus Plus Blocks will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12 with adult.

Mon, Dec 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tarea y práctica de la lectura para estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild. / Disfruten creando construcciones maravillosas con nuestros Legos y dejen volar su imaginación.

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmas time when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang.

Tue, Dec 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Participants should provide their own supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library Crocheting and Knitting group.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mount Rainier
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Play games at the library such as putt-putt golf, cornhole, Connect 4, and many more.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Bowie - Large Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Thu, Dec 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Please join the Friends of the Largo-Kettering Library for a book sale!

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beltsville
Build your child's confidence as they read to specially trained therapy dogs. Bring a book or choose one from the library. Each child will read for 15 minutes. First come, first served.

Mon, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxon Hill - Author Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tarea y práctica de la lectura para estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies, music, and hot cider will be provided.

Tue, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Listen to favorite stories read aloud and about Alaska and the Arctic with stories, videos, and crafts.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Become a scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science activities using basic scientific principles. Acompáñenos a explorar la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemática. Ages 8-12.

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Baden
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Freestyle building. Legos and Plus Plus Blocks will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! Ages 5-12 with adult.

Wed, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1,Large meeting room 2
Explore science, technology, engineering and math with Rigamajig building kits. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun puppet show presented by the Blue Sky Puppet Group!

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de K- 6.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Ayuda con las tareas y práctica de la lectura para los estudiantes en los grados de 1 al 6.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spauldings - Large Meeting Room
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Upper Marlboro - Large Meeting Room
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild! We will build holiday themed objects.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oxon Hill
A free coat for kids who need one this winter. Limit 2 coats per family, while supplies last. First come, first served. Children must be present to receive coat. Sizes 2T-size 18. Special thanks to Operation Warm supported by Wawa for this donation.

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Have fun crafting and creating! Supplies are provided

Tue, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton - Large meeting room 1
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Come play a variety of board games with us! / ¡Vengan a jugar con una gran variedad de juegos de mesa!

Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Accokeek
Freestyle building. Legos will be provided and kids can let their imaginations run wild!

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurel
An evening of crocheting and knitting. Participants should provide their own supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Led by the Laurel Branch Library Crocheting and Knitting group.

Wed, Dec 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Be a star! Select and sing your favorite holiday tunes karaoke style! Cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spauldings
Find out about the latest books. Share favorites and practice reading with games and other fun activities. Brought to you by Make Smart Cool.

Kids Achieve Club

The mission of the Kids Achieve Club (KAC) program is to provide academic support through homework assistance and reading practice for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in grades 1-6. The program was created to support the unique needs of English Learners to foster a love of reading and to provide academic support. Although KAC was created to align with the needs and to engage English Learners, it is an inclusive program. Children of all backgrounds and ethnicities are invited to participate. 

Take a look at our foundation booklet titled Kids Achieve Club Reading Activities by Dr. Dawn Jacobs Martin Ph.D. This booklet is filled with reading strategies integrated with the Five Pillars of Literacy, making it the perfect resource and guide for mentors, parents, and caregivers.

If you would like to learn more about early literacy, or if you have children the age of 5 and under, please visit our Early Literacy page for more information.

La misión del programa Kids Achieve Club (KAC) es proveer apoyo académico y asistencia en las tareas y practicar la lectura para estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma en los grados 1° - 6°.  El programa fue creado específicamente para proveer un servicio de las necesidades de estudiantes que están aprendiendo el inglés o que el inglés es su segundo idioma para fomentar un amor a la lectura y proveer apoyo académico. Aunque el programa KAC fue creado para alinearse con las necesidades e involucrar a estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma es un programa inclusivo.  Niños de todo origen y etnicidad son bienvenidos a participar.  

con un folleto que se titula, Actividades de Leer, por Dra. Dawn Jacobs Martin, Ph.D. Este folleto está lleno de las estrategias de lectura que integran los “cinco pilares de alfabetización.” El libro es un recurso para tutores, padres, y las personas encargadas del cuidado del niño. 

Si quiere aprender más sobre la alfabetización temprana, o si tiene niños de los años 5 y menos, por favor visite nuestra página web Alfabetización Temprana para más información.

Helpful Online Resources

To filter the list of resources below, click one or many of the checkboxes to hide resources that do not belong to that category. Some resources may belong to more than one category. You can also search for a specific resource by name is the search box below.

ABCmouse (Library Access)

The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

ABCmouse at Home (Remote Access)

Now available from home! The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Beanstack

Discover favorite books, earn badges and participate in reading challenges with Beanstack!

Biography in Context

Meet the people who made history by accessing video, audio, images, primary sources and articles for over a half-million international figures.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Chat online with a real tutor and get live, homework help from 2pm to 11:55pm EST.

ComicsPlus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels, manga and comics. Checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

Creativebug

1,000+ art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids

An excellent starting place for any research project about animals, geography, people and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest

Access millions of images from the best collections in the world.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Search encyclopedia articles, magazines, web sites and videos.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Find information here about the most studied middle school topics.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Gale Ebooks

Find eBooks on countries, cultures, history, technology, science and more, with translations available in 40 languages.

Libby/OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive and the Libby app offer classic and contemporary children's books for all ages in both eBook and eAudio format.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Mango adapts to your unique learning style so you pick up on new vocabulary quickly.

National Geographic Kids (Gale)

Tutorial
Magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference content for middle and high school students.

NoveList K-8

Find just the right book and get recommendations based on your interests and reading level.

Pebble Go

Have fun researching while playing educational games and engaging with read-aloud audio for five categories: animals, science, biographies, social studies and dinosaurs. Designed specifically for grades K-3.

Transparent languages

An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language-learner will find something of interest.

For all of our resources, please visit here and if you're having trouble accessing anything, please contact us.


Book Lists


PGCMLS Recommended Book Lists for 2021-2022