Beneath the Surface summer reading will challenge kids in grades 4 and up to think outside the box. Kids will be busy during the summer, reading or listening to books, participating in weekly challenges, and earning raffle tickets! Sign-up begins Monday, June 17. Come to the library and find out more about this exciting reading program. You can also learn how to register online and explore the online opportunities. Beneath the Surface summer reading will challenge kids in grades 4 and up to think outside the box. Kids will be busy during the summer, reading or listening to books, participating in weekly challenges, and earning raffle tickets! Come to the library and find out more about this exciting reading program.
Dig into Reading is our summer reading incentive program for children age 3 thru those children entering third grade. Come to the library to receive your book log.
For every 5 books you read, up to 25, you will receive a sticker and a fun prize. The youngest kids joining can have a grownup read to them. You can read your own books, but we hope you’ll check out our wonderful collection too!
Basic Encyclopedias, Biography Resource Center covers current and historical figures, Magill's on Literature, includes plot summaries and criticism.
You may email us if you have a brief question. This service is meant for brief factual questions (a definition, a date, etc.). More involved research may require a trip to the library.
Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Children’s Department received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. In our efforts to provide service to the community, such support is much appreciated.
We encourage you to coach your child in safe and careful use of email and social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
The National Crime Prevention Council has created an excellent website to help you in your conversations with your child. The website offers clear information on: Tips for Parents, Parent’s Guide to Social Networking & Cyberbullying. Continue your conversations with your child throughout the year as you are their best safeguard in this technological world. Click here for the National Crime Prevention Council web site.
Russell Library has installed software on its Children’s Department computers to restrict access to generally objectionable web sites. However, the “filtering” software is not foolproof and Russell Library is not responsible for the content of the Internet or its use by library patrons.
Click here for a summary of our Internet Policy.
The Russell Library Adds Early Literacy Station The Russell Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete educational solution loaded with 50 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery. Seven curricular areas will be available using the ELS: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts & music and reference.