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Early Literacy iPads
Early Literacy iPads are available for use in your local MCLS branch. You are welcome to bring your child into any branch of the MCLS to share the joys of early literacy on one of our dedicated Early Literacy iPads full of fun learning apps. These iPads will allow you to offer new and exciting ways to discover the joy of reading through games and early literacy applications. The following apps are available for use on these iPads:
- Toy Story Read-Along
- PBS Kids Video
- Bob Books Reading Magic
- Colorful Aquarium
- Cut the Rope
- Fruit Ninja
- Toddler Teasers
- Air Hockey Gold
- The Frog Prince Story Chimes
- Wild Dolphins
- History: Maps of the World
- Paint Sparkles Draw
- Virtuoso Piano
- Khan Academy
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Access to the TumbleBook Library requires a library card. Find out how to get a library card.
Student Edition: InfoTrac
Available For Home Use. Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, Student Edition Infotrac is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! Use it for free at any Martin County Library location.
Suggested Reading Lists
Check out the links on this page to see the annual Sunshine State book list for Grades 3-5. Choose the "Show All" option.
Florida Kids (History)
This resource provides Florida history, facts, and symbols and can be accessed from home.
Research in Context
Bringing together content from the former databases, Research in Context is cross-disciplinary in nature—spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. This database is specifically designed for student researchers grades 6-8 and is available from home.
This database is developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Available for home use.
Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered. Available for home use.