Virtual Programs: Stories, Songs, Crafts & More
Watch delightful videos presented by staff on the library’s YouTube channel.
Expand Your Horizons Virtual Programs for Youths
Expand Your Horizons offers fun and educational online, on-demand programs.
“When You Trap a Tiger” is the 2021 John Newbery Medal Winner. The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
STEAM at Home Challenge
Try it with Ms. Sam: Tiny Food Party
Performance Poetry for Teens
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NASA’s Universe of Learning
The "Our Solar System" video features Mr. Eric exploring our solar system with interesting facts about the sun, moon, all the planets, and more! Then Ms. Rochelle shows how to make two fun and fascinating crafts related to the solar system.
"The Moon" video features Mr. Eric sharing interesting facts about the moon and Ms. Rochelle demonstrating how to do a moon phase craft and keep your own Moon Observation Journal.
The “Our Star the Sun” video features Mr. Eric sharing interesting facts about the sun and how stars form and change. The program also includes Ms. Rochelle demonstrating how to create your own fun picture of the Sun, and how to use “Recoloring the Universe” in pencil code to create your own color version of a supernova.
The “Constellations" video features Mr. Eric sharing interesting facts about the constellations in our night sky. The program also includes Ms. Rochelle demonstrating how to make a paper tube constellations viewer, an LED light-up paper circuit and a NASA star finder.
The “Exoplanets” video features Mr. Eric sharing interesting facts about far-off exoplanets and how they are discovered. The program also includes Ms. Rochelle demonstrating how to make your own colorful exoplanet rock, a straw rocket and exoplanet rover.
This program is supported by NASA's Universe of Learning, in partnership with Smithsonian Affiliations. This product is based upon work supported by NASA under award numbers NNX16AC65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.