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    Library Media Center and Maker Space

    Dr. Evelyn Ferro
    School Librarian / Media Specialist
    email: eferro@cpsnj.org

    Welcome to the Clinton Public School Library Media Center!

    Overview

    The Clinton Public School Media Center is a dynamic learning resource center where all children are encouraged to develop their information literacy skills and discover a love of reading.  Students will also have opportunities to inquire, think critically, gain and share knowledge for individual and group investigation.  Above all, students are encouraged to become lifelong curious learners that continue to build skills throughout their educational, worklife careers, and beyond.  

     

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    Library Schedule

    Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade students visit the Library Media Center once during their six-day cycle.  They are encouraged to borrow books each week and participate in storybook STEM activities.  During Library Media Special, lessons include hands-on, real world, problem-solving concepts.  Fifth graders visit the Media Center twice during their six-day cycle.  Their block includes time for a read aloud, book exchange, independent reading, and working on Scratch coding, (scratch.mit.edu) where they learn to code interactive stories, animations and design computer games.   

     

     

     

    Online Resources

     

     Time for Kids

    TIME FOR KIDS online magazine - with current and age appropriate articles 

    www.timeforkids.com (no login necessary!)

    ABOUT TIME FOR KIDS

    TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995, and has been a trusted source of news ever since. Currently, our magazine reaches more than 2 million students in elementary school classrooms across the United States. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K–1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3–4 and Edition 5–6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational-reading skills, helping students to better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

     

     SCHOLASTIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ~ eBooks/Videos for Home Use the Links below:    

    SCIENCEFLIX
     
    ScienceFlix
     
     
     

    ScienceFlix: 

    https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/sfx?ucn=600073426

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome

    freedom fix  

    Click on this hyperlink to access the watch and learn website  

    Freedom Flix < this is the hyperlink

     

    Click on the above Hyperlink to access the watch and learn website

    Or copy this link to your URL

    https://freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.600073426 

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome 

     
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     Watch and Learn
     
     
     
    Click on this hyperlink to access the watch and learn website 

     Watch & Learn < this is the hyperlink

    Click on the above Hyperlink to access the watch and learn website

    Or copy this link to your URL

    https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/watchandlearn?ucn=600073426

    To login please enter:

    username    cpsnjhome 

    password    cpsnjhome

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    Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    (www.britannica.com)
    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
    (www.infoplease.com)
    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.
     
     

    Below are two websites 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 includes suggested summer reading by grade levels.

     
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/summerreadinglist

    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 April 26, 2024