For Kids

Childrens Room

Welcome to the Children's Department

The children’s room is a welcoming environment for kids and families to learn and play together. Come by to meet your Children’s Librarians, attend a program, or check out our collection.

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Get a Library Card

Everyone age 5 and up is welcome to get a Goodnow Library card!

KIDS PROGRAMS

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Fri

12/2

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

CANCELED - Baby Yoga Storytime

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Fri

12/2

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CANCELED - Kids Yoga Storytime

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Sat

12/3

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Music Makers Weekend Edition, Ages 0-5

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Mon

12/5

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Makers, Ages 0-5

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Mon

12/5

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Music Makers, Ages 0-5

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Mon

12/5

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Crafternoon: Grades K & up

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Tue

12/6

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Tales for Tots, Ages 18 months - 3 years

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Tue

12/6

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Mama Ballroom, Ages birth-18 months

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Wed

12/7

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Wee Reads, Birth - 18 months

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Thu

12/8

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Tales for Three and Up, Ages 3-6

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GOOD FOR KIDS

The Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.

Hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and Hoopla Digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number. Sudbury residents only.

NoveList is an electronic readers’ advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Through its attractive and easy-to-use interface, NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Readers can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book’s subject headings field. In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites. NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. The product’s database provides enhanced subject access to over 92,000 fiction titles. Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources.

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Kanopy provides access to more than 30,000 films and documentaries from a variety of independent filmmakers and distributors, including the BBC, PBS and the Criterion Collection. Sudbury Residents Only.

Hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and Hoopla Digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number. Sudbury residents only.

The Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) provides popular audiobooks and eBooks for users to download. There is also a collection of Public Domain eBooks that includes many popular classics.

Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

Grade Level PreK-5. Play, discover, create—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. Now, Britannica gives teachers an online solution designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.

Contains Compton’s Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children

Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to this age group. It features: Engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content; Information from trusted sources like Gale, National Geographic, Scholastic and more; Alignment to national and state curriculum standards; New content is written especially for middle schoolers including nearly 300 topic pages and overviews

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GOOD TO READ

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY

Head of Children's Services
Amy Stimac
978-440-5545 [email protected]
Asst. Head of Children's Services
Kat Liddle
978-440-5544 [email protected]