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

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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               


Upcoming Children’s Events at St. Joseph Public Library


Date: Sunday, August 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: Thursday, August 5
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: Monday, August 9
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Who says school supplies have to be boring? Personalize your backpack with our Pom Pom Backpack Charm Take and Make kit beginning August 9th at the Downtown Library.  Kits can be routed to your preferred branch, please note which location when you register.

Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how to make your Pom Pom Backpack Charm.

Kits are limited!  Register for your kit today or call 232-3812 for more information!

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Date: Monday, August 9
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. Please note the day/time change for the summer!

July 12: Cave and Cliffs update 1.17: We'll explore some of the new features of the latest update. Will we be able to find an axolotl or some copper?

July 26: Parkour and Mini Games: How good are your parkour skills? Test them out in this challenge! We'll also play a few mini games if time allows.

August 9: Survival PVP: You'll have one hour to collect as many resources as you can, then the PVP begins! Who will be the last player standing?

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Date: Tuesday, August 10
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, August 10
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library each week throughout the summer to grab an easy & fun Take N' Make Bag filled with assorted arts & crafts! 

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