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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: Saturday, January 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

From January 1st to January 31st, St. Joseph Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s 5th Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner. We challenge our patrons of all ages to read at least one book during the month to help us meet our community goal of 500 books read in January.  All you have to do is keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site at sjplibrary.beanstack.org. Join us and the thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation to keep reading this winter!

Each reader will be entered to win a grand prize. When we meet our community goal of 500 books read, a lucky library patron will get to “Pie a Librarian” on a Facebook Live. At 1000, Sports Reporter/Anchor Chris Roush will get a pie in the face and 1500 books read Chief Meteorologist Mike Bracciano will receive a pie in his face. Happy reading, St. Joseph!

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Date: Monday, January 3
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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: Tuesday, January 18
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, January 18
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Jess on the third Tuesdays of the month for a live storytime, featuring books, songs, and interactive fun!

We will meet at the carpeted area near the center court carousel at 11 a.m. and sing, read, talk, and rhyme for 30-45 minutes. Geared to children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. All ages are welcome to attend. Masks and social distancing encouraged. 

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, January 18
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, January 19
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, January 20
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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