Kids

Kids Getting Ready to Read a Book
 
The Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library is proud of its involvement with the youth in the community. We offer an assortment of programs for various ages to encourage and promote a love of books and reading. Please call 954-630-4372 as this information is subject to change. We welcome and invite you to visit us!
Weekly Storytimes
  • Fire Rescue and Police Storytime:
    • Mondays at 10 a.m. for pre-school children with parent/guardian
    • Broward Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue visits make this storytime super cool and oh, so fun! Check out the fire truck after storytime too
  • Tales for Tots:
    • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for age 2 with parent/guardian
    • This storytime is designed especially for toddlers and includes fun action rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, flannel board poetry, music, dance, and craft activities
Homework Help
 Tuesday - Friday, 3-4 p.m. (Grades K-5)
Library staff is available to:
  • Guide students in the completion of homework assignments.
  • Provide students with access to library computers, the Internet, and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Refer students to appropriate information and reference material, including books, magazines, eBooks, electronic databases and resources.
Library staff does not provide tutoring services.

Rockin’ Reading Buddies (RRB)
Rockin Reading Buddies (RRB) is a free 8 week reading out loud program for elementary school aged children (grades K-4). Children are paired with a teen reading buddy once a week for 1 hour of shared reading (1-on-1), plus literacy-related games or activities. 
This program is designed to give your child extra reading practice with a caring teen mentor, to boost young reader’s confidence, and get them excited about reading and the Library. The Rockin’ Reading Buddies program is all about making reading a fun and positive experience. Young readers are welcome to bring a pillow, blanket, and favorite stuffed animal to get comfy and read! Call 954-630-4372 for pre-registration information.

Early Literacy Stations (ELS)
Come check out the Library’s 4 ELS which provide over 55 bilingual English and Spanish educational games for kids ages 2 - 8. Each station offers a child a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a large monitor with touchscreen capability plus a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and self-discovery. The ELS software covers seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference.

More Information
For more information about the programs offered by the Library to the children of Oakland Park please contact Youth Services Librarian Miss Tamika at 954-630-4372.