Miss Donna’s All things Digital



Hi boys and girls, this is Miss Donna! Miss Denise and I miss seeing you at the library and we hope you are doing well at home. We look forward to seeing you in person again soon. In the meantime, you can visit our Facebook page, where we are posting videos of storytimes and fun crafts for kids. I have also found some interesting and educational websites you might want to look at.


April 29: Hi everyone, I found some neat STEAM-focused books that you can check out whenever you want! They are available for free on Hoopla. Here are the  links – I hope you will check some of them out.

Activity books for learning with STEAM (there are 16 digital books)
STEAM books for early learners (there are 33 books in this digital collection)
STEAM learning for middle-grade children (we have 27 digital titles)
STEAM stuff for teens (check out more than 20 digital books!)


April 23: Hi everyone! Here  is a good website for educational resources & activities to use while the kids are at home. (It is also a site to purchase books but you certainly do not have to.)  They also have some neat things for parents/caregivers to read. Brightly even has Magic Tree House printables and activities. So if your little one is a fan of  Magic Tree House, check it out.  https://www.readbrightly.com/


April 22: Hi boys and girls, Earth Day is April 22 so I thought I would bring you some ideas, crafts, or just some good information to read. We have found a few cool websites and articles that you might be interest in:

This article from BaristaNet includes links for a nature scavenger hunt, how to create a TP roll bird feeder, how to do a tree bark rubbings with crayons, how to create an Earth with a coffee filter and blue and green markers, creating a paper plate sundial, and more stuff you can probably do at home with stuff your parents already have : https://baristanet.com/2020/04/earth-day-turns-50-celebrate-with-earth-day-activities-for-kids-while-social-distancing/

NASA has put together an Earth Day Toolkit with lots of links to STEM/STEAM videos and resources for kids to celebrate at home: https://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-day-2020-50th-anniversary-toolkit
Parade Magazine has put together a short article of how kids can celebrate/honor Earth Day while social distancing https://parade.com/1014585/marynliles/earth-day-activities-adults-kids/
And this is a link to Earth Day’s site. Apparently this is the 50th anniv of Earth Day: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-50th-anniversary/
I hope you find these interesting…..Happy Earth Day everyone!


April 18: Here is another good site to try if you or your little is having trouble sleeping. imaginationlibrary.com  It’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. Dolly welcomes the viewers and introduces the title, author and illustrator. Snuggled in bed with her Imagination Library book, Dolly shares stories that are just right for this moment in time. The readings will be a mixture of Dolly and the interior pages of the books.  The books will include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long.

“Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney, “I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton, “Pass It On” by Sophy Henn, “Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon” by Patty Lovell, “Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen, “Max & The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd Cooper, “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton, and of course, “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper.

Once a week for 10 weeks at 7:00 PM EST, The Book Lady will deliver her story with the program available across the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton, World Choice Investments, and Dollywood channels.   The read alongs will be a personal gift from Dolly to all families. Free of charge but not free from obligation as the message will be to pass on the love and keep hope alive because we are all Together, You and I.


April 16: One of my favorites that I think you might enjoy is CommonSense.org, where you can find 10 great free websites for elementary school. It can be used with students for pre-K through -5th grade to help with skill and build solid foundations in math, science and reading. (Note: you may need to create a free account to access the entire site.)