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Clayton Library:
919-553-5542

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m to 2 p.m.​

 


STORYTIMES
We take a break from our regular children's programming in December so that we can plan our Spring programs!
 

Children's Preschool Storytimes - Meeting January-May & September-November

  • Stories, crafts, and special guests designed for preschool children ages 4-5. (Storytimes do NOT meet December, but will be back in January!) 
  •  "Movement and Music" class. Designed for children ages 2-3, this program uses rhymes and songs to help toddlers develop pre-literacy skills while wiggling and dancing.(Storytimes do NOT meet December, but will be back in January!) 

Baby Storytimes - Meeting January-May & September-November

  • Baby songs, stories, giggles, and rhymes for children 2 years and under with their caregivers.(Storytimes do NOT meet June-August and December.)

Other Children's Events:

  • Homeschool Book Club -- Designed for homeschooled (or non-traditionally-schooled) kids ages 7-11. In this book club, we will discuss one book each month and create a craft or activity related to the month's book. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate along with their child(ren). If you plan to participate, please contact our children's librarian, Laura McGuire.
  • Books with Buddy – Children of all ages are invited to read with one of our certified therapy dogs!

Homework Assistance

The AfterSchool Edge™, designed for elementary school children ages 6-12, is the perfect companion to the Early Literacy Station™ at your library. With 70+ top-rated educational multi-curricular titles designed for an older age group, it is ideal for enrichment, intervention, homework help and skill reinforcement.

Both the AfterSchool Edge and the Early Literacy Station are available to parents and tutors in the Children's Room.
 

 

Below you will find some external resources and links that we hope will be helpful.

 

Search Engines
A directory of kids' sites recommended by the American Library Association.

Type in your question and "Ask Kids" takes you to a website that answers your question.

Tons of helpful and entertaining web resources.

Over 600 websites chosen by librarians.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Find educational guides that can serve as a useful reference or as “homework help” for any students out there.

A growing collection of full text reference works including dictionaries, encyclopedias, gazetteers, and style manuals in addition to works of poetry, folk and fairy tales, essays, and classic fiction.

Search for information about the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Each report includes cultural and geographical information, history, maps, flags, fun facts, and audio files. A library card is needed to use this resource from home.

Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Definitions of thousands of words and games and links for word lovers.

Access articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Online dictionary containing over 260,000 entries, the main source being American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

Look up words in the student dictionary, build your own dictionary, read about the daily buzzword, and play games.

Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.

Online Safety
Tips for kids and parents on internet safety as well as an interactive educational game, Carnegie Cadets!

Document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that outlines how parents can ensure their children have a safe online experience.

An interactive tutorial for students by the FBI; ideal tool to incorporate into internet safety education.

Online safety guide, tools for families, ways to report trouble, and websites for kids.

Lists several sites to help you navigate the Internet with your child

Rules for online safety, guidelines for parents, and information about filtering software.

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