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Fun For Kids!

Scavenger Hunt

Fall Scavenger Hunts on Beanstack

Join Youth Services friends for some family fun Scavenger Hunts this Fall!

  • For children ages 0-14
  • You can use the same Beanstack app and login that you used for Summer Reading Club 2020
  • If you are new to Beanstack, create your family’s account
  • Register each month for a new scavenger hunt challenge: complete the activities, earn badges, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize

Start your scavenger hunt now!

Do-It-Yourself Storytime

Click on your favorite Youth Services staff member (below) to try her storytimes.

Picture Please!

Send us a picture of yourself enjoying one of these storytimes via email to YouthServices@BataviaPublicLibrary.org with the staff member’s name in the Subject Line.
If you include the child’s name in the email, the staff member will respond back.

Explore Online!

Here are some of the best online resources and virtual programming for children. 

At Home Learning

Breakout EDU Fun at Home digital games
KiwiCo.com  STEAM/STEM websites
Librarian recommended apps and games by age group
National Geographic Kids
National Zoo animal cams and activities
Play “Where’s Waldo?”

Books and Authors

Ease Children’s Fears– Books to Help Children Cope with Emotions
Dav Pilkey Get creative and have fun with Dog Man and Captain Underpants
Mo Willems Draw, dance and get busy with Pigeon and his pals
Storyline Online Celebrated actors read children’s books

Surprise Me Bundles
Tell us what you like to read and staff members will match you up with some great books.

Doodles on Demand
Tell us what you like and staff members will create a doodle just for you.

Sing, Dance, Play, and Move

Energizing Brain Breaks Vids for Kids burn off some extra energy
Jim Gill – sing and dance to his songs
Yoga for Kids with Sophia Khan kids can do on their own or with the whole family.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

NASA Climage Kids learning activities, videos, hands-on projects, and more
Code.org learn to code. Weekly challenges to engage students of all abilities
PBS’ Zoom fun activities for students and the whole family
Science, Naturally! Scroll down to “Hands-On Activities” for games, mysteries, brain-teasers and apps
Scratch Code learn beginning computer programming with stories and games.

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