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    CPS Media Center & Makerspace

    The Clinton Public School Media Center's mission is to provide students with the skills to seek and evaluate information, to develop a love of literature, to nurture a love of reading, and to become life-long learners.  Direct instruction and the use of multi-media materials are intended to support, complement, and extend classroom instruction.  Access is available to local, national, and global resources that expose learners to diverse ideas, experiences, and opinions.  The Library/Media Center offers opportunities for creating and using information for knowledge, understanding, imagination, and enjoyment.
     Summer Reading Suggestions
    New York Times Electronic Edition
    *Thanks to contributions from New York Times subscribers, CPS is pleased to let you know that our students and parents have access to
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC EDITION, which is an exact replica of the nation's most honored newspaper.  The students may use the electronic edition either at school or at home as part of the curriculum or for homework assignments.  There are vocabulary lessons, games, curriculum suggestions, and research activities for students in grades 3-8
    Go to:   
    http://eedition.nytimes.comUser name: 800025579Password: 800025579 (Both the same.)
    Time For Kids On-Line magazine/Web Site
    www.timeforkids.com is a web site that you might find useful and entertaining to use with your primary or intermediate student.
    Cobblestone Online Resources Available
    The media center has purchased a subscription to the Cobblestone Online database. These non-fiction articles are a terrific compliment to what your students are studying in school or just for fun reading!
    is a unique database of thousands of articles from the award-winning magazines of Cobblestone Publishing. Now with just a few clicks on the Web, you can access an entire collection of articles from Cobblestone, Faces, Calliope, Classical Calliope, Odyssey, AppleSeeds, Dig, Footsteps, and California Chronicles magazines.

    The database includes comprehensive information in the following main subject areas: American history, contemporary world cultures, geography, world history, physical science, astronomy, earth science, archaeology, African American history, California history, and general social studies and science topics.

    www. Cobblestoneonline.net User name: RNECCS Password: 7NXQYUCobblestoneOnline.net is nonfiction at its best! A great tool for students, teachers, and librarians! It also provides English language arts, social studies, and science teachers with much needed quality expository writing.

     eBooks/Videos for Home Use:    TRUEFLIX
    There are 72 media center, informational ebooks av 
    ailable for families to use at home.Topics include American Indians, ancient civilizations, continents, U.S. government, westward expansion, disasters, ecosystems, extreme nature, human body, and space. Within each category you will find videos, audio readings, images, text, internet links, experiments, and more.
    Go to: tfx.grolier.com   (NOTE: do not use www)
    Scroll down and at the bottom of the left side, click on customer login.
    User name: cpsnj
    Password: trueflix
    e-Books/Videos:    FREEDOMFLIX
    Social Studies by Scholastic.  From the colonial times to hydrofracking ....videos, articles, related web sites, project ideas, etc.
    freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com (no www) 
    User name and login: cpsnjhome 
     Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    In terms of traditional encyclopedias, this is Wikipedia's main rival.  It contains every current volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica, with easy-to-use search tools.  While it doesn't follow Wikipedia's model, it is much more reliable, and you can cite facts from it with confidence.  

    Infoplease is a free online encyclopedia that is a part of Pearson Education, the largest educational book distributor in the world. All of the information found on the site is gathered from trusted sources, such as the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. Although entries may be limited in size when compared to Wikipedia, you can be sure that all the information is accurate and incapable of being influenced by outside users. Also, Infoplease has many multimedia features that assist researchers, particularly students who are attending distance education courses.
    EBSCO HOST Research 
    Student Research Resource

    Yours tudent needs to have a county library card, which is free to all Hunterdon County residents at any library branch.

    This research tool is through the Hunterdon County Library.

    ~go to www.hclibrary.us

    ~click on “My Account” on the top right side of page

    ~You will need your Hunterdon County Public Library Card and 4-digit pin to login.

    ~once you login click on the Search drop menu and select E-Sources

    ~scroll down to the EbscoHost option in blue lettering

    ~it will then ask you to re-enter your library card bar code number

    ~this will now give you access to magazine or newspaper articles using Ebscohost's MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, or Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
     National Archives
    Explore the history of the United States through original documents, photos, and records. Learn about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and our presidents. Learn about 100 milestone documents from American history. Students and parents will find these primary sources of information intriguing and useful in social studies classes.  There are also interactive activities on the site.
    Reading Suggestions
    Below are 2 web sites which list books for children from birth through age 14.  ALSC...Association for Library Service to Children...is a division of the American Library Association. The first list includes notable books published in 2015, and the second list contains suggested summer reading by grade levels.

    All residents of Hunterdon County may join the county library and use any branches of the library.  There is no cost and all that is needed is an ID with your address on it.  Stop in at the North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library at 65 Halstead Street in Clinton.








Last Modified on August 14, 2018