Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library


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Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library

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What is my child reading?

If you have a question about your child's latest book selection but don't have the time to read it yourself, try looking it up on Common Sense Media.  This resource gives you a brief overview of content, adult and kid reviews, suggestions for discussion, and more.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/


Launchpads?

We are so excited to offer something new- two preloaded learning tablets called Playaway Launchpads. They're filled with interactive games and books selected with kids in mind- it's the tablet experience without internet access. One is called "Where. Here. There! Lifeskills for grades K-2" and is full of interactive books, games and activities. There's a dog rescue game, a Chutes And Ladders game, and Highlights Hidden Pictures that even the adults will find challenging. "STEM Is Code For Fun" is a Launchpad structured to build math skills and learn some coding basics- for kids age 5 and up. This tablet includes a map of the night sky, information about mummies, and a bio of George Washington Carver. Both of these sturdy tablets come with a charge cord, a power adapter and a carrying case. They're perfect for those times when you're waiting in the car- the devices are completely mobile. You can check one out for two weeks, but they can not be renewed because we want everyone to have the opportunity to play!


Storytime Links

 

The  Dolly Parton Imagination Library has gifted over 150 million books and you can join her here reading children's bedtime stories.

Storyline Online is a non-profit that offers videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.

 


BrainFuse

Homework Help and more!

Do you have 10 minutes to practice SAT vocabulary?  Or 5 minutes to review colors in spanish?  Or want help writing a resume?  BrainFuse is our latest online learning resource for kids and adults.  It's an amazing library of flashcards, tests and assistance for lifelong learners.  

Through the BrainFuse site, Help now offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 

To use BrainFuse, you'll need to set up an account, which will require your library card and the creation of a separate password.  Have your library card handy, because you'll need to enter the number.  Helpful tip- Our card prefix is 2461300. Add your six digit number to this for the whole number. 

 


Family Resources

 

New Hampshire Department Of Health And Human Services 

provides information and resources for wellness, safety, and support services.

New Hampshire Family Voices

offers free, confidential services to families and professionals caring for children with chronic conditions and / or disabilities.  

Vroom

gives science based tips focused on early childhood brain development.


Student Interest

 

Khan Academy is a non-profit with the stated mission... "to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere."  It offers SAT Prep, and tutorials for a wide variety of topics- from pre-k to high school and college classes. 

Hippocampus is another non-profit, providing tutorials and homework help for high school and college age students.

ABCYA  entertains and reinforces concepts learned in pre-k through grade 6.

Hour of Code believes every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science!

Our catalog has a huge list of free electronic resources, and all you need is a library card!