Starting on July 1st, the Library will be open 9am-1pm on Saturdays; full-day Saturdays resume on 9/9. In addition, the Reference Room will be closed temporarily for renovations beginning Thursday, June 8th.

Just for Fun

iPADS

The Children’s Room has three iPads with pre-loaded apps for children ages 2-9. They can be checked out for use in the Children’s Room; children must be accompanied by an adult and the iPad must be signed out by the adult.

MAGNA-TILES

Create your own world with our collection of Magna-Tiles. Ask at Children’s Room desk to play with a set; recommended for ages 3 and up; for use in the Children’s Room only.

MUSEUM PASSES

Did you know the Library has Museum Passes, available for free to Belmont residents? Museums include the Boston Children’s Museum and New England Aquarium. More information can be found here; contact the Adult Reference Department at (617) 993-2870 with questions.

ONLINE GAMES

ABCya: For kids in pre-K through 5th grade, this site has free educational games and activities either created or approved by teachers.

Funbrain: This site is jam packed with a wide variety of fun games

Getty Games: These games from The Getty art museum all feature famous works of art.

Kids Games has over 1,000 games for kids ages 6-10.

Nick Jr.: Games and full episodes of your favorite Nick Jr. shows, like Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, and Blaze, can be found here.

Orisinal Games offers simple and fun games.

PBS Kids:  All your favorite PBS characters like Elmo and Curious George are featured here in games and videos.

WEBSITES

Cyberchase (PBS Kids): Kids can dive into the world of science with this online science themed show. Kids can do activities, play games, or read up on their topic of choice.

Graphix Comic Builder: Do you love Amulet, Bone, Nnewts, or Smile? Try making your own comic online featuring characters from those graphic novel series. There’s even a section on how to draw.

Kids Know It Network: Visit this website for games, activities, worksheets and information about subjects like history, geography, geology, spelling, dinosaurs, math, and astronomy.

Make Beliefs Comix: Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.

Quarked!: Quarked! provides an introduction to particle physics through videos and online games.

San Diego Zoo Kids: Take a virtual trip to the San Diego Zoo! You can find pictures of all the animals at the zoo, or watch videos or live animal cams. There are also games and activities on this site.

Science of Baseball: Explore the science and history behind the classic American game of baseball. Read fun facts, play games, and try some cool experiments.

 

Although the above sites were carefully selected by the children’s librarians, the Belmont Public Library is not responsible for the content on the above links and does not control what advertisements are on those sites. Parents and caregivers are responsible for supervising their children online; please refer to the Belmont Public Library Children’s Room Technology Policy for more guidelines for internet use in the Library. You can also learn more about using the internet safely here.