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All the books and CDs you have borrowed have been extended for six weeks and all fines removed. Any fines due on DVDs from this time will be waived when they are returned.
We understand that parents will be looking for activities and learning options while children are at home. Barnet Libraries have put together some websites to help. We will be adding to this so please check here regularly. All sites contain at least some free content
Borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks
Download worksheets on books by this publisher. Especially useful for children with dyslexia or reluctant readers
Free online books, games and quizzes
Creative activities, interviews and the history of classic children's literature
Activities, quizzes and audio clips
Listen to a selection of Michael’s poems
https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/ or watch videos of him performing his poems and stories and see masterclasses on how to write. Visit Michael’s official Youtube channel for more https://www.youtube.com/MichaelRosenOfficial
Questions related to a range of inspiring images
Free daily activities linked to a book, poem or author for KS2
Extracts from books, author interviews and children’s reviews
US website with lots of activities, books to read or to listen to.
As a guide:
PreK and K Nursery is Reception – Year 1
Grades 1 and 2 is Year 2 and 3
Grades 3 - 5 is Year 3 - 5
Grades 6+ is Year 6 upwards
Videos of top children’s author events
Activities to download, author interviews and support for parents on reading with children
Free resources and activities to download and author masterclasses with writing challenges or https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/
Author interviews and book reviews
Booklists by subject
Recommendations, reviews and author interviews
Find books by age group and add your own reviews
Search for books your child will love based on their age, keywords or authors they have enjoyed before. Sign in with your library card, then select London Borough of Barnet to begin your search.
Arts and Crafts
Free access to worksheets, activities and craft ideas for one month
Information and project work
For 6 - 10 year olds. Log in with your library card and find information on a wealth of topics
Online language learning packages
Maths and numbers
Six free maths games and quizzes. More content is available by paid membership
Children’s newspaper. One edition available to download for free
Science learning games
Activity packs to download around the theme of “Diverse Planet”
Tutorials on coding
Clips on a range of subjects for KS1 and KS2 including English, maths and science
Books that have been made into TV series
Animated film of the classic book with links to other Julia Donaldson books
Tips to write your own story, read winning stories from the past and hear Frank Cottrell Boyce read his story of 500 words story.