Kids’ Update: James and the Giant Peach

Do you love Roald Dahl? Do you like supporting good causes? Do you adore watching celebrities goof around? Then James and the Giant Peach read by Taika and friends is just for you!

The collaboration between Roald Dahl Story Company, Taika Waititi and the star-studded line-up of guests will serve children and families currently in lockdown all over the world and will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in the most vulnerable parts of the world, with the Roald Dahl Story Company committed to donation matching of $1 million.

Watch new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! James and the Giant Peach.

Kids’ Update: Happy Memorial Day

Though summer doesn’t start till June 21st, many people celebrate Memorial Day as the unofficial first day of summer. But Memorial Day is about a lot more than hot dogs and hamburgers.

Union General, John A. Logan, declared May 30, 1868 an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. He called it Decoration Day (later changed to Memorial Day). In 1950, President Harry S. Truman issued a proclamation calling on Americans to observe the holiday as a day of prayer for peace. President Richard M. Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday in 1971. Now, we observe Memorial Day on the last Monday of May and honor the men and women of the U.S. military who died in American wars. 

This video from PBS Learning Media will teach you more about Memorial Day.

CCLS/CCL Board Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 threat, the Board of Trustees of the Chester County Library System/Chester County Library will be holding their monthly board meeting virtually. If you have always wanted to attend a meeting but haven’t had the time, this is your opportunity. Please click this link at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 to join the Chester County Library System Board Meeting. The Chester County Library Board Meeting will immediately follow.

World Book access during COVID-19

World Book is currently offering free access to ALL our Digital resources to support patrons, educators and parents during COVID-19 distance learning through the end of May.  

Click here  or use the username and password below to access your free World Book Online resources:
Username:  wbsupport
Password:  distancelearn

Visit the World Book Online  Training & Support Guide  to learn more about these resources and other  Distance Learning Support for Parents and Schools.

Have fun exploring and learning!

eBooks on EBSCOhost (Power Library)

Did you know that with your library card you have instant access to over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas? It’s true! Just go to our the Tools and Research tab on our website at chescolibraries and select “All CCLS databases.”

eBooks on EBSCOhost (POWER Library) includes both fiction and nonfiction books for children, young adults and adults. It’s a great way to find a book to read for a book club or reading group, since it is always available to any number of readers. Give it a look! Just click on this link and scroll down to eBooks on EBSCO.

Here are just a few of the many tantalizing reads available through this database:

New Kitchen Basics : 10 Essential Ingredients, 120 Recipes – Revolutionize the Way You Cook, Every Day / by Claire Thomson

This is just one of over 1,000 cookbooks available.

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Nancy : A Comic Collection / by Olivia Jaimes

Over 680 comic books and graphic novels

If I Were a Park Ranger

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If I were a Park Ranger / by Catherine Stier & Patrick Corrigan

Thousands of colorfully illustrated nonfiction books for kids on all kinds of topics.

Kids’ Update: Free World Book Online Extended

Do you have homework or a report to do? Or are you just curious about anything and everything? We’ve got something for you!  World Book Encyclopedia has given us free access to World Book Online for YOU now May 31st.  Simply click here World Book Online and enter your library card number. There’s a different version of World Book Online for every level. So, whether you’ve got an assignment or just want to learn something new, THIS is a great place to start.  You’ll also find eBooks and activities to keep you busy when you’ve finished your homework! 

Now here’s a great big THANK YOU to our friends at World Book!