Children’s Resources

For Teachers:

Reading is Fundamental – This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday.

Nevins Library Online Resources Page

Click here to email the Children’s Librarians to see what we can do for your classroom!

Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

All Ages:

ALSC Book & Media Awards – Association for Library Service to Children’s main awards page where you can find Newbery, Caldecott, and other award lists here!

Nevins Booklists

Common Sense – Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all kids thrive in a world of media and technology, find reviews about things kids want to read, watch or play.

Series and Sequels in Order

Starfall – Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Starfall has an emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity.

Getting Started:

1,000 Books before Kindergarten Initiative – This program encourages families and caregivers to read with their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers before they enter kindergarten. Studies show that regularly reading aloud to children helps strengthen their language skills, builds their vocabulary, and lays the groundwork for them to be successful readers on their own.
Sign up online to participate in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, or visit the Children’s Department to start the journey.

ELL:

Colorín Colorado – Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs)

Hispanic Heritage Foundation – Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

For Kids:

NetSmartzKids – The NetSmartz program offers age-appropriate resources to help teach children (ages 5-17) how to be safer on- and offline, with resources such as videos, games, downloadable activities, and presentations.

PBS Kids: Ruff Ruffman Humble Media Genius – This website explores the dynamic world of digital media literacy in a project for PBS KIDS.

For Caregivers:

FTC Protecting Kids Online

Sesame Workshop: Joan Ganz Cooney Center for Children’s Learning through Digital Media

ALSC Notable Children’s Digital Media – The Notable Children’s Digital Media list includes real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating, and entertaining in exemplary ways.

Ages and Stages:

Brazelton Touchpoints Center – Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices.

Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Tufts Child and Family Webguide – This WebGuide seeks to provide parents and families an accessible, thoroughly reviewed collection of credible and authoritative websites that they can trust.

Zero to Three – ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. ZERO TO THREE has transformed the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers.

Solohijos – Solohijos.com es un portal dirigido a padres que deseen formarse en la difícil y a la vez apasionante tarea de formar y educar a sus hijos. En Internet desde mayo del año 2000, nuestro objetivo es cubrir vacíos de información, aclarar ideas imprecisas, ofrecer consejos prácticos, proponer actividades lúdicas y abrir un espacio común de diálogo para todas aquellas personas que quieren ser mejores padres.

Learn More About...:

NAP: Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth

ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Child Mind Institute – Find information to help you support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

From American Girl to The Sky and Beyond, these themed kits can be put on hold and taken out like books and movies, and they include activities, books, games, puzzles, and more.

Check out the:
Kits We Own.

Save money to area museums and attractions using our library passes. Compliments of the Friends of the Nevins Library, your adult Library card lets you sign-out special passes to a number of popular venues. And anyone with a MVLC library card are also able to reserve these passes up to 60 days in advance!

See which passes are available and reserve yours today by calling the Main Desk at 978-686-4080 x16 or visit our online museum pass page. You can pick up your passes the business day before your scheduled outing.
Museum Passes