There is so much for kids to do at the Montrose Library! Click on the programs below for all the info… and don’t forget to take a look at the cool “Virtual Library.” It is a great place to keep up with programs, watch fun videos, and discover at-home activity ideas.

(970) 249-9656, Option 2  or  montroselibrarykids@gmail.com

The Virtual Library

Continue the library fun at home 24/7 by visiting our Virtual Library!

Clicking on the various images within the scene will take you to story times, games, educational videos, and more!

New links each season!

Click below and enjoy-

ENTER THE VIRTUAL LIBRARY!

Library Resources

  • Accucut Catalog- Paper diecut shapes available to the public with paper provided by patron and as time allows. Please email montroselibrarykids@gmail.com for our full diecut catalog.
  • Badge Quest – Read 3 informational books and complete an activity to earn a badge on a variety of subjects! Contact us for more information.
  • Colorado State Library Book Club Kits – Request through the reference desk a set of books for your next book study. csl.catalog.aspencat.info/
  • Educators’ Card – Certain materials check out for 8 weeks. Stop by the Ask Here desk for more information.
  • Kanopy Kids – Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. kanopy.com/kids
  • Kits – The kit collection includes a variety of materials of an educational, recreational or special needs nature in various formats. Children, teachers and adults may check these items out for educational purposes and recreational enjoyment.
  • Learning Express Library – Comprehensive testing database.
  • Libby – To access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, & more on your mobile device, download the Libby app.
  • Mango Languages – Online language learning.
  • Materials Requests – Request specific materials for upcoming projects, grade and reading levels, topics and more by calling, stopping by the library, or completing a request on the library website. Please allow 48 hours for all requests
  • Overdrive Kids – An online service for checking out eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies, and magazines on your computer.
  • Scholastic Bookflix – Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles for the early reader.
  • Scholastic ScienceFlix – interactive STEM learning through hands-on projects, videos, and more.
  • Scholastic Teachables – Lesson plans and activity sheets for at home learning.
  • Scholastic TrueFlix – interactive science & social studies learning through ebooks, videos, activities, and more.
  • Universal Class – Online educational service.
  • World Book – World Book has given patrons permission to use their online services.

Community Resources

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Resource kits available for use by educators. Park rangers have first priority for all educational kits. Call 970-252-6000 for more information.
  • Colorado State University Extension STEM Program – Check out STEM kits for in person learning. Contact 970-249-3935 for more information.  See a list of the kits here.
  • Ute Indian Museum History Take Out Kits – Contact the Ute Indian Museum (970-249-3098)for more information about their kits.
  • Friends of the Montrose Library Donation Shelves – Check the donation shelves provided by the Friends of the Library for gently used and donated materials for kids.
  • Friends of Youth and Nature – An organization dedicated to getting the youth of Western Slope outdoors and learning! Visit their website for informational links, contests, and activities for your kiddo’s outdoor learning needs.
  • Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Classroom –  Literacy lessons for grades K-3.

Educator’s Newsletter

The Montrose Regional Library Educator Newsletter features snippets of information on upcoming programs and library resources that may be of use to educators (including parent educators!) or your students.

Read the newsletter below. If you would like to receive the digital version of the newsletter, published three times a year, submit your name and email address to https://bit.ly/MRLDednewsletter.

 

KIT COLLECTION

The kit collection includes a variety of materials of an educational, recreational or special needs nature in various formats. Children, teachers and adults may check out these items for educational purposes and recreational enjoyment.

Please come to the Youth Services Department to find out how to check out a kit! Patrons must have a permanent library card in order to check out kits. Kits have a one week checkout with one available renewal. Patrons are responsible for loss or damage.

Animals

  • GRT Bugs / Insectos
  • Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog
  • Animal Tracks / Huellas de Animales
  • GRT Dinos & Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Ocean Animals
  • Zoo Animals
  • Lacing Cards: Farm
  • Lacing Cards: Pets

Art

  • K-12 Art Prints
  • My First Stamp Set: Farm
  • My First Stamp Set: Favorites
  • My First Stamp Set: Vehicles
  • GRT Colors / Colores

Community

  • GRT Community Helpers
  • GRT Farm Kit
  • GRT Trash & Recycling / Basura y Reciclaje
  • Toy Cars with Play Mat
  • Wooden Town Playset

Engineering

  • LEGO Travel Kit
  • Create-A-Chain Reaction
  • Contraptions
  • Large Wooden Blocks

Games

  • Battleship Board Game
  • Trouble Board Game
  • Card Games/Juegos de Cartas
  • Chess Set
  • No Stress Chess
  • Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game
  • Memory Matching Games/Juegos de Memoria
  • Make Your Own Board Game

Geography & History

  • U.S. Geography
  • World Geography

Learning Tablets

  • Launchpad Level 1: Star Pack
  • Launchpad Level 1: Jet Pack
  • Launchpad Level 1: Ray Pack
  • Launchpad Level 1: Pod Pack
  • Launchpad Level 1: Sun Pack
  • Launchpad Level 1: Sky Pack
  • Launchpad Level 2: Burst Pack
  • Launchpad Level 2: Flight Pack
  • Launchpad Level 2: Blast Pack
  • Compute Pack
  • Construct Pack
  • Innovate Pack
  • Observe Pack
  • Vision Pack

Literacy

  • GRT Alphabet Kit
  • GRT Numbers Kit
  • Literacy Games for Early Readers
  • Literacy Games for Independent Readers
  • English from the Roots Up Flashcards
  • Letter Construction Set
  • Number Construction Set
  • See & Spell
  • GRT First Words
  • Jumbo Alphabet Puzzle

Make Believe

  • LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register
  • Play Tool Set
  • Magnetic Dress Up Dolls
  • GRT Fruits & Veggies

Math

  • Balance Scale
  • Math Manipulatives Backpack
  • Math Games
  • Telling Time Basics/Fundamentos del Reloj
  • Money Basics
  • Rainbow Counting Bears
  • GRT Baking & Measurement / Horneando y Midiendo
  • GRT Shapes
  • Geometric Shape Puzzle

Mindfulness

  • Rock Balancing
  • Yoga for Kids/Yoga para Niños
  • GRT Sensory/Sensorial
  • GRT Feelings
  • Learn-A-Lot Avocados

Music

  • GRT Music / Musica
  • Ukulele

Outdoor Adventure

  • Birdwatching Backpack / Mochila de Observación de Aves
  • Colorado State Park Backpack / Mochila para Parques Estatales de Colorado
  • Gunnison Gorge Junior Ranger Backpack / La Barranca de Gunnison Mochila de Guardabosques Junior
  • McInnis Canyons Junior Ranger Backpack / Cañón McInnis Mochila de Guardabosques Junior
  • Geocaching
  • Night Sky Viewing
  • Telescope Backpack
  • Urban Wildlife Backpack
  • Dark Sky Meter

Science

  • Black Canyon Traveling Trunk
  • Test the Waters: Family Exploration Kit
  • Light Exploration
  • Mineralogy
  • Molecular Model
  • GRT About My Body
  • GRT Constellations / Constelaciones
  • GRT Space / Espacio

Sports

  • 3-in-1 Outdoor Game Set
  • Kids Bowling Set
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer Ball
  • Volleyball

Technology

  • Code-a-pillar
  • Code & Go Robot Mouse
  • Snap Circuits
  • Turing Tumble
  • Turing Tumble en español
  • Sphero Mini
  • Makey Makey
  • LittleBits
  • Code Hopper

Upcoming Events for Kids

FULL KIDS CALENDAR

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