Berkeley Heights Public Library continues to provide service during this time when we are closed. There are many online services for children that can be accessed through the library's website www.bhplnj.org . Under ONLINE 24/7 LIBRARY select Children's (on the mobile website, select All Things E and scroll down to the Children's section). Additional educational resources can be found under Children's and Student Databases . Many resources require your BHPL library card number and some also require a PIN # (usually the last 4 digits of your phone #).
Some of BHPL's online resources/databases include:
TumbleBooks - animated children's storybooks, read-along readers & chapter books for preschool-grade 6
TeenBookCloud - ebooks for grades 7-12
AudioBookCloud - streaming audiobooks for all ages; select the Children, Classics or YA tab (for teens)
BookFLIX - animated videos of children's books and read-alongs
Hoopla - includes children's ebooks, comics, audiobooks; go to settings and turn on Kids Mode
eLibraryNJ (Libby/Overdrive app) - ebooks, audiobooks for children, teens and adults; can set Preferences (go to 'Audience') to Juvenile (Kids) or Young Adult (Teens) collections
Hoopla - movies, tv, music - go to settings and turn on Kids Mode
Kanopy - children's movies, tv series, educational videos - go to settings and turn on Parental Controls
Online language learning
Pronunciator & Rosetta Stone - both are listed under Children's and Student Databases .
In addition to BHPL's resources, many publishers are currently offering free access to online children's resources: the article "Reference: Free Online Book Access for Students and Kids" from the Publishers Lunch website is a compilation list of different collections of ebooks, educational resources, virtual storytimes, etc. for children and students. Please take a look!
The library will be closing until further notice as of 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 12th. All remaining March programs are cancelled.
Sunday, March 1 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Tech help will be provided by teens for all ages
Monday, March 2, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
A St. Andrew's Program by Christina Olson for ages 3-7
Good Tyme String Band
Tuesday, March 10 from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Sing-along songs for ages 1-100
Paper Plate Stories
Tuesdays, March 3, 17, 24, 31 from 10:30 - 11:00 am
A story + a paper plate craft for ages 2-5
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Books, music, rhymes & play for ages 0-2
Pot O'Gold Crafts
From March 1-27, a new craft every week
For kids & leprechauns ages 3-7