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Baker County Library District

Elementary

Programs

Friday Storytime at the Library

Make sure to mark your calendars for this one- we'll be doing an art filled storytime on Friday in February and March!

February 3, 10, 17 at 10:00

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:00

This is ideally suited for kids preschool-2nd Grade.

Winter Reading Challenge

Join our Winter Reading Challenge to start the year off with reading! Sign up at Beanstack here: bakerlib.beanstack.org or come to the library for a paper tracker.

If you have used Beanstack before, please consider re-registering with the library at the above link as we have a new site this year.

Maker's Club

Our in-person Maker's Club is back!  Here we will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) while having a lot of fun!

Friday Maker's Club Meetings:

March 17 at 3:00- Hour of Code

March 31 at 3:00 (extra one to make up for February!)- Exploring Stop Motion

April 14 at 3:00- Exploring the impact our Carbon Footprint has on the Earth

May 12 at 3:00- Learning to make recycled paper

This is for kids in grades 3-8. See you there!

Oregon Battle of the Books

OBOB is a statewide reading competition designed to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading. The list for 2022-2023 can be found here

Practices for 3rd-5th grades are Thursdays at 4:00-4:30! 

Spring Break!

We have quite a few Spring Break activities planned for March!  We will still have a Storytime on Friday at 10:00.  In addition, we will have two kid-friendly movies playing on Monday, March 27 at 10:00 and Thursday, March 30 at 10:00!  We will also have an Art Free-for-All on Wednesday, March 29th at 10:00 and an extra Maker Club that week on Friday, March 31 at 3:00 where we'll be exploring stop motion! 

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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.