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Children's Place

Here you'll find information about Children's programming at the library as well as links to online materials and databases for kids.

What's Happening at the Library...

Saturday Storytime - The Kenora Branch Library is offering Saturday storytimes for children ages 3 and older. We will read stories, have crafts and much more. Drop in and join us from 10:30am to 11:30am for some reading fun. For more information, please call Crystal at 467-2081.

Wii Play At Our Library! - The Kenora Branch Library offers Wii Gaming in the Children's Area. Playing Wii games is thrilling and fun - and it's for everyone (young, old and everything in between)! Whether you are a new, casual, or experienced gamer, Kenora Branch Library has the games you can't wait to play. We have: High School Musical Dance 3, Outdoor Challenge, Crazy Golf, Wii Fit, Wii Music, Wii Sports Resort and even Guitar Hero.

Online Reading and Activities

TumbleBooks - is an animated, talking picture book library which teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

TumbleBooks are also available in French and Spanish

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Adio Book Cloud is an online audio book library collection for public libraries. The collection contains 1,000 books!

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TumbleBooks is a collection of Story Books, Read-Alongs, Tumble TV, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Non-Fiction Books

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TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration.

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PebbleGo, the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research, includes database options for Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies.

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Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Grzimek's Animal Life on the web provides students and researchers with content from the encyclopedia to provide unequaled coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps.

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Award Winners

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Seven programs designed to cultivate a love of reading for people of all ages. More than 250,00 readers participate annually from their local school or public library.

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The Blue Spruce Award
Ages 4 to 7 and Grades Kindergarten to Grade 2

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The Silver Birch AwardThe Blue Spruce Award
Ages 7 to 11 and Grades 3 to 6

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The Red Maple Award
Ages 11 to 15 and Grades 7 to 8

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