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Social Book Hour

Join other book lovers to talk about the books you read over the summer - why you liked them, why you didn't - and get recommendations from other readers. Attendees are encouraged (but not required!) to bring a copy of their favorite book, or a book review. Open to children going into grades 1-5.

2015 Eisner Awards Announced

The Eisner Awards have been celebrating the best in comics for 27 years. Highlights? This year, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan won Best Continuing Series, Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson won Best New Series,  and El Deafo by Cece Bell won Best Publication for Kids. Check out all the winners here.

Great Lakes Fish Identification

This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool

Internet Safety for Kids- Videos, Games and More!

Net Smartz Kids offers a fun place for kids to explore the importance of safety on the net. This wesbsite is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to inform kids how to be a good cyber citizen and avoid trouble while accessing the internet. Check it out here

The Legend of the Sleeping Bear- Video

Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here

Getting to Know MI Coloring Book

Check out this printable coloring book all about Michigan. Enjoy decorating this whicle you learn about our great state here 

Michigan Folklore

Investigate and study the tales from days past on the American Folklore website. Some of the tales can be a little spooky and are best told around a campfire at one of our great state parks or in the backyard while toasting marshmallows. Check it out here

Building Detroit- a Game!

Live like it is 1750 and you a re a new settler to Detroit! You can make decisions to shape the game and outcomes in this fin and interactive look into the past. Here is where you can check it out

Inkless Tales- Online Stories Poems Games and More!

Inkless tales houses a gre3at collection of videos, poetry, games, coloring sheets, homework help, and much more on a variety of topics. Check it out here

Food Fun

Looking to have some fun in the kitchen this summer? Look no further! World Book Kids Food Fun site has awesome activities for the kitchen and beyond. Learn to purify water, make your own ice cream, and more!

Click here for some fabulous food fun!

"Write It Down": Language Activities and Crafts for Kids

Do you want to learn how to bind your own book? How about make a fairy-tale machine? Try out these fun activities and MORE at the World Book Kids: Write It Down site. These activities encourage creative and fun uses of language and writing.

Check it out here and let us know what your favorite activity was when you claim your badge!

World Book Kids Craft Room

Get creative with the World Book Kids Craft Room! You'll find instructions for everything from a Garden in a Bottle to handmade friendship bracelets. All the crafts include pictures for reference.

Click here to check it out. Tell us what craft you try when you claim your badge!

Explore World Book Kids: Maps and More

Make your way around the world with the World Book Kids Maps and More site! Download printable maps and flags to color, explore the World Map Atlas, and try out the Interactive Maps for World Book articles about interesting places around the world.

Click here to become an explorer of the world!

Crafts for Kids!

Looking for a craft to do? DLTK's Crafts for Kids site features hundreds of printable crafts, activities, and coloring pages. DLTK is organized by category so you can find the perfect craft for every occasion!

Click here for lots of crafty fun!

Investigate the CIA Kids' Zone!

Let your spy dreams come true at the CIA Kids' Zone! Play concentration games, practice your code breaking, and try your hand at photo analysis to see if you have what it takes to become a superspy!

Click here to test your skills and don't forget to claim your Sleuth It electrified badge when you're done.

Free eBooks and Access to Information through Bartleby

Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):

Bartlett's familiar quotations
King James Bible
Oxford Shakespeare
Gray's Anatomy
Strunk's Elements of style
World Factbook
Harvard Classics

Click here to check it out today!

Explore the Michigan Wildflower Database

Spend some time exploring this database of beautiful flowers found in Michigan. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Wildflower Database includes pictures and tells you which flowers are native to Michigan, their habitats, and the time of year in which they bloom. They're even organized by color so you can find out what's in your own backyard!

Click here and let us know what you discover when you claim your badge!

CultureGrams Online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Michigan Bug and Insect Classification with Photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Read a Book or Have It Read to You on BookFlix!

Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of the book! Click here to check out BookFlix today!