Children’s Room

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Children’s Room Parade of Books
Part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration
at the Stevens Memorial Library


Programs
Program announcements are posted on the front page of the Library Website and are available through our e-mail newsletter and Calendar of Events.

Note: Please call the Children’s Room at 978-688-9538 to check for openings and sign up for any of our story times and programs!


Homework Help

To access all of the Stevens Memorial Library links to e-content and e-resources, click on the link to our Database page. The databases listed below have been specifically chosen to assist students with their homework needs.


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LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the tests they must pass.  IN-HOME & IN-LIBRARY USE

World Book Web The premier online reference source. With thousands of articles, state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, periodical content, and more!  IN-HOME USE -or- IN-LIBRARY USE

Encyclopedia Britannica OnlineEncyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition

delivers two sites in one, with separate home pages and resources for adults and children that allow libraries to tailor the site to their patrons’ needs. IN-HOME USE -or- IN-LIBRARY USE

Facts On File Reference Suite

World News Digest
Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print. More information: Info Sheet (PDF); Flash Demo Coming Soon
Issues and Controversies
Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
More information: Info Sheet (PDF); Flash Demo Coming Soon
Issues and Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
More information: Info Sheet (PDF); Flash Demo Coming Soon
Today’s Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.
More information: Info Sheet (PDF); Flash Demo Coming Soon


Massachusetts History Online Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.

Gale Student Resources In Context Gale Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as “Search Assist” and quick fact boxes.

Student Edition Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits Nov 2010 Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Junior Edition – K12 Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Books & Authors Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Links for Kids

Fun Sites on the Net Our own selection of fun and interesting websites for Kids!YahooligansGames, animals, music, jokes, news, and much, much more. (Use your Back button to return.)ALA: Great Links for Kids Tons of great websites selected by Children’s Librarians. (Use your Back button to return.)Websites by Dewey NumberThese fun sites are classified according to the Dewey Decimal System. Lots of great links! (Use your Back button to return.)Top

Links for Parents

Online Catalog Search for books in the MVLC online catalog. (Use your Back button to return.) Internet Safety A list of sites to help parents keep kids safe on the internet.Internet Acceptable Use Policy Stevens Memorial Library’s Internet Policy and Computer Use Guidelines.

Contact Us!

New Telephone Number!Call the Children’s Room directly on our new phone number! 978-688-9538 Questions or comments? Click here to e-mail the Children’s Department Top