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Stuck at Home: Staff Picks Part 2

Stuck at home with kids and teens due to the virus? The White Plains Public Library has you covered with these suggestions from Josh Carlson, Manager of Youth Services. Great Ideas for Activities and Experiences Family Maker Camp – free projects and ideas Smithsonian’s Fun Stuff for Kids Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris each day on Facebook Daily Creature Coloring Sheets Activities and Online Resources for Homebound Kids from LiveScience Smithsonian National Zoo Online Animal Cams BreakoutEDU @ home – escape room fun at home Childrens’ Museum of Manhattan – Magical Mondays – a fun activity to do at home each
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Categories: eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage Family CV, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

#WPPLreads: Kids Stuck at Home Reading Program

How many books do you think White Plains kids ages 0-12 can read before the pandemic crisis is all over? 1000? More?!?! Let’s find out. While this is mostly for fun and to put forth a challenge to the community to engage in reading while at home, participants will earn badges for their reading, and the Library is working on coming up with ideas for fun digital/virtual prizes. Stay tuned. Need a book? Check out White Plains Public Library's website for access to eBooks,  digital audiobooks, and more on Overdrive or Libby, Hoopla, TumbleBooks, and other digital resources! Need a
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Family CV, Homepage Kids, and Kids.

Learn a New Skill with Lynda.com

By Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno, Marketing & Adult Services Librarian (kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org) Want to become a photographer? Graphic Designer? Guitarist? Well, the possibilities are endless with Lynda.com. A White Plains library card is necessary to get started; login with your card number and pin in order to access the links below. Lynda.com is great for learning a new skillset, brushing up on the latest version of software you're already familiar with, or even taking steps to start a new career. Below I explore some of the different learning paths, stand alone tutorials, and tips to make the most of your free Lynda.com
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Categories: eNewsletter, Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Learning CV, and Library News.

Stuck at Home: Teens Edition

By Edge Librarians Erik Carlson (ecarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org) and Kathlyn Carroll (kcarroll@whiteplainslibrary.org) and Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney (aolney@whiteplainslibrary.org). Online Reading from the Library These resources require a library card to access. Libby: Access an abundance of digital materials, including eBooks for teens from the Library’s catalog. Comics Plus: Do your teens like comics? A great selection of e-comics, including many popular titles, available online. Freading: Another resource for accessing YA ebooks. Compatible with all popular devices except the non-tablet Kindles. Download three titles per week. Hoopla: Access lots of YA audiobooks. Online Learning Resources from the Library These resources require a
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Categories: eNewsletter, Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Family CV, Homepage Teens, and Teens.

Stuck at Home: Staff Picks

Stuck at home with kids and teens due to the virus? The White Plains Public Library has you covered with these suggestions from Josh Carlson, Manager of Youth Services. Online Reading, Storytimes and Read Alouds from the Library These resources require a library card to access. Libby: Access an abundance of digital materials, including eBooks for kids from the Library’s catalog. Kanopy Kids: Available for unlimited use with your library card for the next 30 days, in addition to great kids movies and TV shows, Kanopy Kids offers a wide-variety of picturebook read-aloud videos. Tumble Book Library: Story book videos,
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Categories: eNewsletter, Homepage, Homepage Family CV, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Storytimes at Home

Just because you’re stuck at home (and can’t get physical books from the Library) doesn’t mean storytime can’t take place. While screen time has always been a concern, perhaps that concern could be let slide to get great books read-aloud to your child. Check out these resources for online storytimes. Some are from the Library’s resources and others are hand-selected by Trove librarians. From the Library Libby: Access an abundance of e-materials, including e-books for kids, from the Library’s catalog through Libby. Kanopy Kids: Available for unlimited use with your library card for the next 30 days, in addition to
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Categories: eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Family CV, Homepage Kids, and Kids.