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Children's Services


Upcoming Events:

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    Parent Resources

    Commonsense.org
    This site "gives you the scoop on the latest entertainment and tech so YOU can decide what's right for YOUR kid".

    Other Services:

    Children's DVD list is now online, along with other MPL lists. Check the Online Catalog to see if a certain MPL title is on the shelf, and call 330-2530 to have it set aside for you.

    Class Visits to the library are encouraged.  Call 330-2530 to schedule.  If you wish students to receive library cards during the visit, arrange to turn in applications at least 1 week in advance.


Games and More!

For starters:
Have fun learning how to surf the Internet safely, and then test your Safe Online Surfing knowledge!

Games

Arts & Crafts

Cartoons & Comics

French

  • Kids Playground (also English)
    Find links to French web sites such as Belette, TFO, Webmômes, and French as a Second Language sites for kids.
  • Poisson Rouge (also English)
    Learn to identify numbers and letters and to read basic words.

German

  • Blinde Kuh
    Stories, games, activities, and homework help for children and parents.
  • KI.KA
    Animated TV characters, video clips, stories, and games.

Hindi

  • Pitara For Kids (stories in Hindi)
    Stories, games, activities, news, and more.

Italian

  • 4-kids.it
    Both educational and entertainment games, including The World of Caius with adventures near Mt. Vesuvius.

Japanese

  • Kids Web Japan (also Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, English)
    Learn about Japanese culture, geography, language, and much more. This site can be read in English, Spanish, and seven other languages.

Russian

  • Solnet (Little Sun) (Estonia)
    Fairy tales, educational games, homework help and other features for kids, parents, and teachers.

Spanish

  • Mexico para Niños (also Italian, French, English)
    Learn about Mexican history, government, geography, environment, and more. Also games and activities.
    Kokone (Mexico)
    Games and information for children ages 3 to 9.
    Mundo Latino (Argentina)
    Chat, games, online postcards, stories, fansites, and much more.
    Corridos Sin Fronteras (also English)
    Learn about and listen to corridos, narrative songs of triumph, defeat and determination. You can even write your own corrido. Requires Flash 5+
  • StoryPlace/Rincón de Cuentos (also English)
    Stories, activities and reading lists for preschool and elementary ages. Requires Flash 5+

Multilingual (Many Languages)

  • My Language Exchange
    Play Hangman word games in any language.
    A Europe of Tales
    Read and listen to folktales from Brittany, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy and Sweden in eight languages.

 

Storyteller John Weaver




And check out the new Teen web page


Storytimes at MPL Main:
Select events require registration.
Please call 650-330-2530 for more information.

Baby Tots
(13-23 months)
Register online here
Mondays 11:15 AM
Family
(all ages)
Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Toddlers
(2-3 years)
Wednesdays 10:15 AM
Bilingual Spanish/English
(2-3 years)
Wednesdays 11:15 AM
Bilingual Mandarin/English
(2-5 years)

Thursdays 10:15 AM

Toddlers
(2-3 years)
Register online here

Thursdays 11:15 AM

Baby Lapsit
(0-12 months)
Register online here

Fridays 10:15 AM


School-Age Storytelling
Kindergarten and Up
Register online here
Thursdays 4:00 PM

Little Pim logo
Kids age 0-6 can learn language skills
with Little Pim

Bookflix logo
Have storytime with Bookflix!

Bookflix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks, to reinforce early reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Trouble logging in? See details here.

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