4th of July Explosion!

patriot food and fun4th of July is just around the corner so it’s time to brush up on your history and Fireworks safety. Need activities for the little ones on the 4th of July? Looking for grilling ideas or dessert ideas? You will find all of these along with much more on the Hot Topic – Holidays, Celebrations and More – July

Reading for fun is important!

srp2014As News Channel 8 in Las Vegas reported this week, reading for fun is very important for children and teens. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will be hosting our annual summer reading program – Club Read. Registration begins June 1.

To help you find great books to read this summer, follow Club Read for Kids and Club Read for Teens. And kids don’t forget the Kids eReading Room for other great books to read on your eReader, tablet or cell phone.

See other reading programs on News Channel 8 Las Vegas to see what’s available in your area besides Club Read.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

cyberbullyingBullying is all around us, so this October join us in National Bullying Prevention Month. Visit the Hot Topic – Cyber Bullying and check out all the resources about bullying and cyber bullying including the October is National Bullying Prevention Month. There you will find coloring pages, quizzes, games, books, book club ideas, trustworthy websites, fun stuff and cool tools to use with students and adults.

So start a campaign to Delete Cyber Bullying – Don’t Write It – Don’t Forward It

Looking for a Science Project?

Checkout the eMedia Catalog and publisher Cherry Lake for science projects for Elementary school students.

Science Explorer Junior is a series of books which provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments with
insects, rocks, liquids, magnets and more. Investigating various prinicples about their behavior.

To do a publisher search in the eMedia Catalog:

  1. Select Advanced Search.
  2. Scroll down to the publisher drop down list and find Cherry Lake.
  3. Click Search at the bottom of the page.

For additional Science Project ideas for all ages visit the Hot Topic – Science Projects which has a ton of great resources including library databases, books, videos and vetted websites.