TumbleBook Library

(For ages 1 through elementary school)
The TumbleBookLibrary Collection has the following parts:

300 TumbleBooks
iPad compatible books
23 Read-Along Chapter Books
160 TumbleGames
50 non-fiction books
50 videos and TumbleQuizzes

Story Books:
The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children’s favorite story books. Old time favorites such as “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch, as well as favorite fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Old Mother Hubbard” come to life in an educational and interactive way.

Read-Along Books:
Older students or more accomplished readers can read our collection of read-along chapter books. Read-along titles feature narration, sentence highlighting, and automatic page turning.

Videos:
Tumblebooks has partnered with National Geographic to bring you videos which support with Core Curriculum Standards, covering subjects such as History, Geography, Social Studies and Science, to name just a few! The great part is that these videos are also paired with our non-fiction titles in the collection! Read “Meet the Meerkat” by Darrin Lunde, for example, then watch an educational video from National Geographic to learn more about this fascinating creature.

Non-fiction Books:
Tumblebook Library non-fiction section allows young readers the opportunity to explore stories about real animals, people or places.

Puzzles and Games:
A collection of puzzles and games accompany each book and reinforce concepts from the books, allowing for a fun and educational learning experience.

TumbleMailer and Record-a-Book Feature
You can send TumbleCards and TumbleBooks to friends and family through our TumbleMailer feature. They can also narrate and record their own TumbleBooks!

TumbleBookLibrary En Espanol and TumbleBookLibrary en Francais:
Tumblebook Library language drop down menu allows users to view the entire website in Spanish or French. Instructions, news and descriptions of books are all in Spanish or French. Perfect for ESL, Bilingual, and French and Spanish programs.

Want to learn more: Watch the Tumblebooks Library Tour
(Note: this is a large file and may take a minute or more to download)

Capstone Interactive Library

Online Books – Anytime, Anywhere

The Capstone Interactive Library allows emergent readers to follow along as text is read aloud, engages struggling students and English Language Learners in classroom and group reading activities, and gives reluctant readers a new way to make reading and learning fun!

These award-winning, interactive materials include fiction, nonfiction, and bilingual titles. The technology-based approach features audio and animation to engage readers of all ages. The  Capstone Interactive Library helps students in grades K-8 practice reading, learn vocabulary and build pronunciation skills.

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POWER Library Resources


How do I Login to Power Library? To use the resources below
Enter the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library code PL3142, followed by the last 7 digits of your library card. Do not enter any spaces.Example: PL3142******* when prompted for this information.

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Cybersmarts on POWER Library
Five interactive multimedia eBooks with audio narration teach children and their parents how to stay safe on the internet. eBooks titles include
Avoiding Predators Online, Playing Games Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Stopping Cyber bullying and Using Social Networks.

kids-search1Kids Search

Kids Search provides access to books and encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper articles, and photos and video clips for Kindergarten through grades school students. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search. Lexile limiters (reading level) are included.

Start Kids Search

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Searchasaurus provides access to a dictionary, an encyclopedia, magazine articles, and an image library for elementary and middle school students. Lexile limiters (reading level) are included. Complete with erupting volcanoes, dinosaur guide and compass, Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search skills.

Start Searchasaurus

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SIRS Discoverer, an award-winning general reference resource for learners and researchers in grades 1-9, makes learning fun and intuitive. Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills. Only the best, most unique, and most relevant resources are selected for SIRS Discoverer. Now with Science Fair Explorer and Skills Discoverer. SIRS Discoverer 2 Minute Demo
Quick Start User’s Guide

Programs for Kids

Check the Library calendar for dates and time

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Babies Boogie and Toddlers Rock
For babies birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Come explore books, short stories, sing some songs, learn finger plays, music and movement, and socialize with others. Sessions are 20-25 minutes long, with time to explore our extensive toddler book collection and our unique toy lending library is provided afterwards. Mondays at 10:30am

Time for 2′s
Designed for active 2 year old (24-36 months) and their caregivers. Sessions will run 20-30 minutes, and include music, movement, stories and hand-on fun! Time to explore our extensive toddler and easy book collection, and our unique toy lending library is provided after wards.Wednesdays at 10:30am

Preschool Storytimes:
Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Stories are longer than the Toddler Storytime and the activities are more complex. Children should be able to sit still for a longer period of time than during Toddler Storytime. Preschool Storytime is 30 to 45 minutes long.

Saturday Storytimes:
Can’t get into the library during the week for a storytime, we are offering a chance for parents and children to enjoy it on a weekend. Come in with Miss Jenell on Saturdays at 11:00 for a story and activity that will have you wanting more library fun.

Kids Rock!
Created for Kindergarten and first graders, this club caters to those who are just beginning to read. We would like to create and grow future library readers. Children’s books and activities will be given each week to give your new reader many chances to feel successful with his or her new skill. Every Wednesday afternoon, 4:00-5:00 PM

Nature Nuts:
Families can come and explore the outdoors with us! We meet Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30. Come dressed for the weather and bring your desire to explore the area in and around the library. Children must attend with an adult.

Lego Club
Children in Grades K-6th can come and be creative with Legos! We provide the space and some legos for you to build or you can bring your own! Thursdays from 5-6 PM in the library’s Castle Room!

Girls Club

This club from our Summer is back and will get together on a monthly basis. Girls ages 10-14 are invited to the library for creative, fun, interesting, and sometimes community minded activities. YOU get to choose what you want to do! Meetings held once a month on Mondays from 4:30-5:30

Wagging Tails

Want to read with Rover or another trained puppy? We have some puppies that just love to hear stories. Love to read or if you just want to cuddle with some dogs then this is the program for you! Look for dates to begin in the fall.

Learn & Explore


Take a break with games, activities, and reading on the Web! We have put together a collection of leisure-time Internet links TumbleBook logofor kids of all ages

We select websites that are suitable for children; however, the Library has no control over individual website content, sponsors, or advertisements. We encourage parents to explore and enjoy these websites with their children.


Create Your Own Story Online

Preschool | Elementary | Educational Games

Preschool

  • Between the Lions
    Accompanying the new PBS children’s reading series Between the Lions, is this Web Site which offers a full set of interactive stories and games for kids learning to read and write. The site changes weekly to keep things interesting!
  • The Official Bob the Builder Website
    Enjoy online activities such as games, puzzles, and painting with Bob the Builder and his friends. Learn all about Bob, too!
  • Dav Pilkey’s Extra Crunchy Website-o-Fun
    Fun games based on Dav Pilkey’s many characters. (Easy version for preschoolers.)
  • Nick Jr.
    Games, stories and music activities invite kids to have fun again and again. Featured shows are favorites such as Little Bear, Maisy, Kipper, Franklin, Blue’s Clues, Little Bill, Dora the Explorer and Oswald
  • PBS Kids!
    Coloring pages, T.V. show theme music, games and the joke machine will keep kids coming back to this site. The PBS Kids gang includes Barney, Arthur, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Teletubbies, Zoom, Zoboomafoo and more!
  • Sesame Street Games
    Let Elmo and friends teach you about numbers, letters and shapes in these early level games. Sorting and dot-to-dot games are also included.
  • TVO Kids
    An Ontario website that provides engaging activities for children ages 2 to 11 that links directly to TVOntario, an educational public television broadcaster.
  • World of Victor – A Whole World for Toddlers
    A website specially designed to make children ages 2-4 familiar with multimedia while discovering nature and animals. Games, a gallery, coloring, songs, and lots of activities allowing any child to develop an imagination and learn while having fun!
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Elementary

  • Activity TV
    Activities for kids and parents to do together that include jewelry making,magic, cartooning, origami, cooking and a variety of craft projects.
  • Disney.com
    Enjoy free and members-only features, activities, games, auditorium chats and shows created for Disney fans of all ages. The site includes information on Disney music, Disney T.V. shows and Disney videos.
  • FunBrain
    Lots of educational games to improve spelling, reading and math.
  • Hasbro
    Games for all ages including Spider Man, G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Star Wars and Clue.
  • Kids WB!
    This is the WB Television network site featuring Pokemon, Men in Black, Batman and the rest of the WB characters. Kids WB! also includes the WB T.V. show times.
  • Nickelodeon
    The official Web Site for Nickelodeon TV show information, hot games, cool jokes and Nickelodeon celebrity gossip. Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Kablam!, Rocko, Kenan & Kel, All That! and Nicktoons are just some of the features.
  • NIEHS Kids Page
    Hundreds of brainteasers, riddles, quizzes, illusions, palindromes and more.
  • PBS Kids!
    Coloring pages, T.V. show theme music, games and the joke machine will keep kids coming back to this site. The PBS Kids gang includes Barney, Arthur, Clifford, Dragon Tales, Teletubbies, Zoom, Zoboomafoo and more!
  • Para Los Niños
    This Spanish Language Web Site is for children. The page lists homework help and research Web Sites under A Explorar! Games and fun activities are listed under Actividades manuales y otros.
    This site was created and is maintained by the Multnomah County Library.
  • Sanrio
    The official home page of Hello Kitty contains games, puzzles, art center and e-cards.
  • Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus
    Based on the award-winning book, TV and video series about a wacky science teacher named Ms. Frizzle who takes her class of enthusiastic, inquisitive students and playful sidekick, Liz the lizard, on educational field trips in her magically transformable bus. The site contains an art gallery, games and information about Magic School Bus T.V. shows and books.
  • Seussville University
    Enjoy this site which offers “lots of good fun that is funny” while learning basic reading, math, science and reasoning skills. Seuss characters will serve as your guides.
  • Up-to-Ten Kids
    Games and activities for kids ages 6-10 including puzzles and races.
  • Yahooligans! Games
    All kinds of games including sports, movie, TV, arcade, card, word and trivia.

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Educational Activities & Games

  • Arcademic Skill Builders
    Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
  • FunBrain
    Lots of educational games to improve spelling, reading and math.
  • iCivics
    iCivics is a web-based game centered education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
  • Math Playground
    Math Playground is an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic games and have some fun.
  • Math Slice
    Math games and worksheets for all ages.
  • Math Worksheet Site
    With The Math Worksheet Site you can create an endless supply of printable math worksheets.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Word Central
    Merriam-Webster’s word game page includes Jumble Kids a word jumble game and Robo-Bee and BIGbot which are spelling and usage games involving synonyms and antonyms
  • Mr. Youngs Bouncy “A”
    A collection of online activities sorted by subject area and topics.
  • Quiz Hub
    Learning quizzes that help students enhance their knowledge of English, foreign languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), math, science, and social studies.
  • SlimeKids
    provides students with a playful, easy-to-use interface through which they can learn about and access valuable online resources.