Read, Learn, & Grow!

Check out these free virtual books, audiobooks, games, and more!

                                                                  

Other Fun (and Educational) Resources for Kids:

                 

 

Student Resources

Writing a Report? Researching a Topic?

Check out these a free and easy-to-use resources, perfect for student research:

 

Explora for Elementary Ages                Explora for Middle School Ages               Science Reference Center

Upcoming Children’s Events at St. Joseph Public Library


Date: Monday, March 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

If you miss us as much as we miss you, here is your chance to see your favorite library friends through Book-A-Librarian!

Ms. Jess from the East Hills Library and Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be hosting one-on-one Zoom visits upon request with local library families.

During your personalized session, children can read to their librarian, hear a story, talk about new and exciting things, introduce their pets-- whatever boost YOUR family could use during these unprecedented times.

Once we receive your family's registration request, we will call you to set up an appointment and discuss the details.

Use the form below to Book-A-Librarian today, space is limited!

 

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Date: Monday, March 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

As we spring forward for Daylight Savings Time, kids can practice their clock skills with a CD clock craft. Then get ready for the first day of spring with a 'my pet butterfly' craft.  Also, get outside on a nice day for some bubble fun!

One kit per child beginning March 1st, while supplies last. Pick one up at your preferred branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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Date: Monday, March 8
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

There’s a Crafter Among Us!

The Librarians behind ‘Maker Monday’ and ‘STEAM Take & Make’ are teaming up because we believe there is a CRAFTER Among Us! Help us prove this is true, by picking up your very own Among Us Crewmate felt keychain sewing kit.  Don’t be sus!

All supplies and instructions are included as well as a how-to video, which will be posted to our  YouTube channel the first day the kit is available. Register to reserve your kit; one per child while supplies last.

Best for ages 8 and up. NOT suitable for young children due to the sewing needle included in the kit.

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Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Miscellaneous, Performances
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Grow lifelong readers with SJPL Sprouts!

Each week, Mr. Will Stuck, Edu-tainer and Storyteller, will introduce pre-reading skills, activities, and fun books for children and caregivers. 

Check out the library's SJPL Sprouts YouTube playlist

SJPL Sprouts is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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