Have you visited our Sno-Isle Kids pages lately with an iPad, desktop computer or smart phone? If so, you’ve noticed that our snazzy, redesigned pages (like all of our website) are responsive – meaning they look great on any size screen. Our updated pages now include easy navigation for kids and grownups, too. Here are some highlights of what you’ll find there.
Digital Kids and Digital Grownups sections call attention to the many eResources that the library has to offer children. Here you will find magazines, eBooks, streaming videos, and eAudiobooks — all available with a Sno-Isle library card. One of our most popular pages in Digital Kids is Stories, featuring books read by our talented Sno-Isle Library staff!
Do you know any aspiring young writers, illustrators or comic book artists? Point them toward our Young Writers page for suggestions on getting published and finding library books that will appeal to them.
Parents, caregivers and adults who work with children visit Sno-Isle Kids looking for age-appropriate resources. They find a variety of Booklists curated by library staff on specific topics such as family issues. There are also lists targeted to age and grade levels, as well as lists of award-winning titles.
In 2014, Sno-Isle Libraries received the Science Education Advocate Award from Washington State LASER in appreciation of outstanding efforts in science education advocacy. Our new page focused on STEM reflects our ongoing commitment. It contains a variety of resources and library activities reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math skills.
A cornerstone of library service is to foster early literacy skills in young children. Our Early Learning page gives parents, caregivers and early childhood educators more book recommendations as well as videos describing the five practices of reading readiness: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Of course, storytimes are important! You’ll find a list of those on our Sno-Isle Kids main page.
More to come
Now that our new Sno-Isle Kids pages have launched, we are not resting on our laurels. This part of our website will continue to evolve and grow. In the fall, we hope to post information about our free STARS classes for early childhood educators, as well as recommendations on software applications for young children. And, just in time for the school year, we’ll update our Homework Help section.