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Baker County Library District

Elementary

Programs

S.T.E.M. Storytime

Our next Friday Storytime will be October 7th at 10:00!  Make sure to mark your calendars for this one- we'll be doing S.T.E.M. focused Storytimes!  This is ideally suited for kids in preschool through 2nd grade.

Maker's Club

Join us Friday, September 16 at 3:00 for a return to our in-person Maker's Club!  Here we will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) while having a lot of fun!

Maker's Club Meetings:

Friday, September 16 at 3:00 pm

Friday, October 14 at 3:00 pm

Friday, November 18 at 3:00 pm

Friday, December 9 at 3:00 pm

This is for kids in grades 4-8. See you there!

Oregon Battle of the Books

is coming soon!  OBOB is a statewide reading competition designed to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading. The list for 2022-2023 can be found here.  Sign-ups will be available in the library and online September 19!

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

National Novel Writing Month is an annual writing project that takes place during the month of November by people all across the world.  Some try to write a novel during that time, some work on a story, whatever the goal, writing gets done!  We start in October to prepare and plan our writing. This is for kids in grades 3-12.

If you want to join us, please sign up at the library or here.

Homework Help

Khan Academy

Grades & Subjects: All

Khan Academy is a nonprofit that aims to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." The site offers a growing library of high-quality educational videos that can help parents brush up on school subjects or guide their child through homework with evidence and visual aids, which are big concepts in the Common Core. Whether you're looking for a crash course in world history or biology, or even just basic math concepts, there are nicely paced videos on almost every topic. There are even videos to help kids learn computer programming or prepare for the SAT.

www.khanacademy.org

Crash Course

The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.

thecrashcourse.com

Games/Podcasts/Book Recommendations

Games

BrainPop

Online educational games from leading publishers.

Play games with your PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger and Peg + Cat!

Podcasts

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Story Pirates

This podcast features songs and sketches based on stories written by kids with special guests including top talent like Billy Eichner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dax Shepard, Bowen Yang, Claire Danes, John Oliver, and Lake Bell.

Brains On!

Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world.

Flyest Fables

A hip-hop podcast that follows the main character, Antoine, a boy who is bullied, who finds a magical book that transports him to another world.

Book Recommendations

Novelist K-8 Plus

Fiction recommendations for teen and tween as book reviews, author read-alikes, book talks, and more.