- Resources for Educators
Resources for Parents
The library is a wonderful place to visit with your children! The Children's Department has a parenting section for all your parenting information needs. And don't forget to visit the Children's Reading Garden with your child the next time you visit the library. The garden located next to the Children's Department and is accessed through the Story Tower.
Recommended Databases and Websites for Parents
Discover picture and chapter books for your child in a whole new way. NoveList is a fiction database that provides reviews, read-alikes, activities and more.
(you will need your library card if accessing from home)
Watch and listen to animated storybooks.
An interactive website that teaches children to read with fun stories and games.
A free online video website designed to help preschool children learn the alphabet and simple words.
International Children's Digital Library
A virtual library of children's books. The site contains a searchable database of thousands of children's books in dozens of languages.
Online stories and activities centering around a theme: colors, shapes, animals, etc.
This site encourages small children to listen, read, write, and think!
arcademic skill builders.com
Play lots of games that reinforce math and language skills.
Safety and Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
Games and activities that teach children 5-17 about safety on the Internet and how to protect themselves. NetzSmartz is from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Club of America.
This educational site on Internet safety provides websites on how to be safe on the Internet. There is also information on filtering software.
Safe and Smart
This site offers research and guidelines about children's use of the Internet.
ocial Safety is an effort to educate US teens on the dangers of social networking.
Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect personal information.
Recommended Resources for Teachers
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
The world's largest digital library of educational literature. ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Professional Development Collection
designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. (Professional Development Collection is located within the EBSCO database. If accessing from home or school, you will need your library card number.)
Learning Express Library
Students practice reading and math skills. Includes standardized testing practice (requires a library card for use at home).
View and listen to animated story books. Also contains book report guides, rubrics and more.
Find picture book extenders, reviews, read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks and annotated book lists. (requires a library card if accessing from home)
AtoZ Maps Online
The world's largest database of royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
This site provides practical, time-saving classroom ideas and technologically advanced methods of instruction. Find useful, free technology to use with your students and more at this site.
Utah Education Network
Created for educators in and outside of Utah, search lesson plans, curricula, and activites at every grade level.
Resources for Teachers to Check-Out
Read Together Take Home Backpacks
These literacy building backpacks are a great way to encourage reading. They're packed with hands-on activities that are based on a picture book. Geared for beginner readers, each backpack features a storybook, manipulatives and a write & wipe book!
Picturing America: We the People Teaching Pack
The library has the Picturing America teaching kit from the National Endowment for the Humanities on loan for local educators. This program features 20 laminated art prints and a teachers resource guide. This was received from a grant from the NEH in 2008.
If you wish to borrow the Picturing America kit, please contact Lanora Melillo, Youth Services Librarian
Rock 'n Learn DVD set
This DVD series covers various school subjects such as money, writing, science, getting ready for Kindergarten, reading, fractions, dividing, etc. for children in grades K-8.
- School Skill Workbooks
- Thousands of picture books!
Plan a Trip to the Library
The Secaucus Public Library is a great place to have your next field trip. We can show your students how to find resources they need for their next report or work in our media center and learn how to use a database. We will work with you and plan the perfect trip for your class.
Have the Library Come to You
Can't get here? No problem, our librarians will visit your class. We're community helpers too! We can visit your class and talk about the job of a librarian or we can work with you and come up with a lesson to suit your needs. We can do book talks, give a database or library catalog demonstration or even just come to read a story.
Alert library staff of upcoming grade and classroom-wide projects and reports.
Please e-mail the librarian at Lanora.Melillo(@)bccls.org with your requests.
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