HENRY WALDINGER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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Are We There Yet? : Website provides an impressive list of fun and educational places for vacation planning. Each listing is full of helpful information, including links to other nearby attractions. 
ASPCA's Animaland : Find out information on animals, careers and types of pets and how to care for them.
Book Adventure website encourages children to read for fun and also allows them to win prizes for their efforts. It is a free reading incentive program dedicated to encouraging youngsters in Grades K-8 to read. Created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation, a nonprofit organization, with sponsorship by Houghton Mifflin, Sylvan Learning Center, and Barnes & Noble.com.
BrainPop is an educational program, providing content spanning 6 main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health and Technology. You must subscribe to BrainPOP for full service, but there are many free resources, plus you can sign up for a free 14-day trial.
Cartoon Network website is an entertaining, engaging, and safe environment for cartoon fans of all ages.
Chateau Meddybemps enables parents and teachers to help young children strengthen learning skills in unique and playful ways.
Chess Is Fun : Website to learn how to play chess or how to play a little better?
Chess: Instant Chess : Play an online game of chess at this website.
Club Penguin is a kid-friendly virtual world where children can play games, have fun and interact with each other.
Clue Word : Multilingual word puzzles and games.
Crayola Arts and Crafts : Great arts and crafts projects available from Crayola.
Dino Dictionary includes profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs and has a wealth of knowledge about the giants that roamed the earth so long ago.
DiscoveryKids : Special area of Discovery.com just for kids, including Fan Sites, Fun and Games, and Cool Stuff. 
Education Place includes Pre-K–6 resources for teachers, students, and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home.
Enchanted Learning includes educational websites for children which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
FunBrain.com : Created by the Family Education Network, FunBrain.com includes lots of fun and educational games for kids, such as "Connect the Dots," "Tic Tac Toe Squares," "Math Baseball," etc.  
funschool.com : Fun activities covering all subjects.  
Games Kids Play : Site offers rules to over 250 popular indoor and outdoor games.
Goodnight Stories is a child-friendly site for children to read stories, write stories, and participate in other fun activities.
Hands On Crafts for Kids : Site has hands-on projects with illustrated plans, patterns, and lists of low-cost materials needed.
Hands On Crafts : Online art studio site with interactive activities that teach about traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving, quilting, and basketry.
Harry Potter Website : Scholastic website for all the Harry Potter books, with reference guides, discussion chambers, etc. 
Kaboose - Crafts : Site contains extensive craft ideas and instructions. Just-for-fun crafts, recycling projects, seasonal items, and gifts. Includes listing of necessary materials, level of difficulty, directions, and a note if parental supervision in recommended.
KIDiddles : Includes the complete lyrics to dozens of children's favorites.  
Kids Go Wild: Learn about wild animals at this fun website from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Kidz Online Games : Enjoy online games, mazes, puzzles, storybooks, fun activities, and more at this site created by www.worldvillage.com.   
Learning Planet offers learning activities and tools for parents and teachers. There are many activities available on the free site, but you must subscribe to gain full access to resources. There is a free 10-day trial available.
National Geographic for Kids : Enter the world of National Geographic through the kid's passport.
Nickelodeon : Like to watch Nick?  Here's where to click!
Nick Jr. : Website for Nick Jr. shows, etc.
Noggin : Website for the only commercial-free educational channel dedicated to preschoolers 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, with educational shows like Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer.
PBS Kids : Site for favorite shows, such as Reading Rainbow & Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and Sesame Street; play games; read funny jokes.
Pauly's Playhouse : Features games, activities, and cartoons.
Play Kids Games : Fun and learning for all ages with math, alphabet, vocabulary, memory, and geography games and puzzles.
Playhouse Disney : Website for Disney shows, activities, games.
Puzzlemaker : Creates personalized puzzles in various designs (maze, word search, etc.).
Sesame Street : Website offers links to games, art, stories, music, Elmo's World, television programs, and information for kids and parents.
Sesame Street eBooks : Collection of eBooks, Audio eBooks, Interactive eBooks, and Animated eBooks.
Storybook Online Network : Kids contribute to continuing online stories.
StoryPlace : Stories for children in English or Spanish. Animated stories that are read to you.
Super Kids is website for parents and teachers who want the best in education for their children. SuperKids provides:
TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books and converted to the TumbleBook format where the pages turn by themselves and are narrated. TumbleBooks are available in English, Spanish, and French.

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The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library subscribes to several online resources that can help with general research or homework assignments. In some cases, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number which is located on the reverse side of your library card. In other cases, you will be asked to enter a password, which may be obtained at the Adult Reference Desk upon presentation of your library card. Check Research & Homework Help for additional databases and websites.

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Ask for Kids : Ask Jeeves for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online, with links to a variety of study tools such as a dictionary, an atlas, and an almanac.  

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper : Impressive homework -help site.

The BookHive : Your Guide to Children's Literature & Books : Web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Providing reader's advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator. Created by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC).

EBSCO Animals provides in-depth information on a variety of topics related to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
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You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to this database.  

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online for Kids includes the Compton's Encyclopedia for middle school students, an Elementary Encyclopedia for elementary students, and the Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary, plus a Student Center with tips on writing research papers, book reviews, and science reports.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter your library barcode to access the database.
>>>Click on Jump to Britannica Kids to go to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online for Kids.
 

FactMonster.com : FactMonster.com and its Homework Center offers students unbeatable reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help. Website is launched by Information Please.
General Science Collection offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications, providing information on all aspects of the scientific world.
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You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to this database. 
Helping Your Child Series : Series of online booklets from the Dept. of Education on topics such as reading, writing, math, history, science, test-taking, responsible behavior, libraries, homework, and more. Many of the booklets are available in Spanish.

Infotrac Junior Edition - K-12 : This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text). It includes information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. It is offered to patrons through NOVEL, the New York State Statewide Database Project.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to the database.

Kids InfoBits : Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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: You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to the database.
Kids Search : A completely new, graphical database for elementary school students (Grades K-5) which allows for keyword searching for all the databases. It is offered to patrons through NOVEL, the New York State Statewide Database Project.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter your library barcode to access the database.
KidsPage : KidsPage is provided by the Nassau Library System, Youth Services Department. It includes links to recommended sites for "Homework Help" for Children and for Young Adults.

NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to the database.

Pink Monkey : Study site for junior high, high school and college students. Includes full text of 2,000 literary classics, subject reviews, and study tips.

Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text information dates as far back as 1990.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter your library barcode to access the database.

Searchasaurus : A kid friendly database of text/articles in magazines, periodicals, reviews, newspapers, pamphlets, and reference books. It is offered to patrons through NOVEL, the New York State Statewide Database Project.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter your library barcode to access the database.

 
Blue ArrowChildren's Programs

Check the Calendar for specific dates for programs. Registration for programs is usually held two weeks prior to date. First preference given to Valley Stream library cardholders. Contact Children's Librarian Ms. Dlugolonski to register for programs or for questions.

Alphabet Soup: A program for children, ages 3-6, to celebrate the alphabet with activities, crafts, and stories. This program requires parental/caregiver participation. Limited to 23 participants in each session.

 

Bedtime Books : Pajamas and teddy bears welcome to this evening story time for 3 to 8 year olds. Limited to 24 participants in each session.

 
Book Bunch: Book discussion program for 2nd and 3rd graders. Check with Children's Librarian for book selection to be discussed. Meets every other month.
 

Bouncing Babies :Story, lap games, and play for toddlers, 6 to 18 months old. This program requires parental/caregiver participation. Limited to 18 participants in each session.

 

Check Mates : Afternoon of games hosted for 3rd through 6th graders. Limited to 24 participants in each session.

 

Circle Games : Group games such as Musical Chairs, Hot Potato, and Freeze Dance for children in grades K-2. Limited to 24 participants in each session.

 
Family Game Night : Families have fun playing board games with other children and families. For Children, Ages 5 and Up With Caregivers/Parents.
 

Kinder Kids : Story, play, and activity for children, 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Parent/caregiver participation is optional. Limited to 18 participants in each session.

 
Review Crew : Book discussion program for 4th through 6th graders. Check with Children's Libarian for book selection to be discussed. Meets every other month.
 
Saturday Stories : Morning stories and activity for different ages. Groups limited to 24.
 
Snuggly Stories : Evening stories and finger play fo children 12 to 35 months old. Parent/caregiver attendance is required. Group size limited to 18.
 
Story Craft : Story and craft for children in 3rd through 6th grades. Group size limited to 23.
 
Story Craft Jr. : Story and craft for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. Group size limited to 23.
 
Toddler Time : Story, rhymes, and play for toddlers ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Group size limited to 18 per session.
 

The Tot Spot : Informal drop-in program for moms and their little ones to make new friends and become acquainted with the library. New books and media will be on display. No registration required. (Formally Mom's Morning Out)

 
Totally Tykes : Story, rhymes, and play for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Group size limited to 18 per session. Parent/caregiver participation is optional.

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