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The Youth Services Department



August in the Children’s Department

It’s back-to-school time, so be prepared.  Come on in and check out some stories to enhance your reading comprehension. Plus, take a look at the display of books about friendship, study habits, and important character traits. Then just for fun, complete the vacation time by taking a look at the books about games, the joke books, the fun food ideas, and all the super hero tales.

The library is a special place to work on school projects, to share stories with family and friends, to discover new interests, and to connect with everyone in Maywood.  Visit regularly.


Websites for kids:Book display

IPL Kidspace

Fact Monster

Homework Helpers

ABC YA: Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games.

All Kids: An Illinois healthcare program for supplying health insurance for Illinois' children. For more answers to questions regarding this program, please click here for the All Kids booklet.
Para leer acera All Kids en Español, oprima aqui.

Dr. Seuss’s Seussville: Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

Find a Book: An online tool that allows children and parents to search for books that are at the child’s reading level.  Searches can be performed in English or Spanish.

Fun Brain: Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

Highlights Kids: Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments.  

Into the Book: Go into the book to play games that practice reading strategies. A beneficial website for students and teachers.  Children from kindergarten through 8th grade can use to find help with their homework, view educational videos, learn about the government, and play games.  Teachers can find lesson plans for their daily activities. 

Kid's Health: A website by the Nemours Foundation.

National Geographic for Kids: Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

PBS Kids: Hang out with you favorite characters all while learning.

Star Fall: Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Storyline Online: Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars.

Switcheroo Zoo: Watch, listen, and play games to learn about amazing animals.

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