Databases for Kids

Databases for Kids

Tumblebooks
Muzzy Club
World Book

Tumblebooks

Storybooks/Non-Fiction:  Tumblebooks has several picture books for your children to practice their reading. The books can be accessed on a computer or mobile device. All picture books have animated images with the full text of each book highlighted.

In addition to picture books, Tumble Books has a collection of animated songs with the text included as well.

Read-Alongs:  Tumble Books has a collection of famous and popular books for children that you can read along with on a computer or a mobile device. You can change the font size, style and color. You can also add bookmarks and notes to the books as well Each story has audio that can be played back while the corresponding text on the screen is highlighted.

eBooks:  eBooks contains popular children’s titles in text only formats. You can change the font size, style and color. You can also add bookmarks and notes to the books as well

Graphic Novels:  Tumble Books premium contains over 50 graphic novels for children. Each graphic novel is narrated per panel, with the full text of each book highlighted.

Videos:  Tumblebooks has a collection of educational videos released by National Geographic on Topics from Animals to Social Studies.

Playlists: Collections of books to watch together for a specific period of time.

Games: Puzzles, Memory games, crosswords, word search and spelling games

Muzzy Club

The library has a subscription to Muzzy Club foreign language program.  Muzzy Club teaches British English, American English, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, Chinese Pinyin, Italian, German, and Korean with language immersion and follow up activities.

This program can be accessed on a computer or a mobile device.

On a computer:

Click the link to enter Muzzy Club

Log in with your library card from Summit Free Public Library.  PLEASE NOTE:  This service is for Summit Cardholders only.

Choose the language that you want to learn.

You may click the lifesaver button on the lower right hand corner of your screen to view a brief tutorial of how Muzzy Works.


On a Mobile Device:

You can also access Muzzy Club on an Android or iOS Tablet.

Perform a one-time Installation of the Puffin Academy Safe Browser for Children
Install the Puffin Academy Browser, Mobile Flash Browser for K-12 Education, from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
After installation, open the Puffin Academy Portal and search for Muzzy.
Once found, click on the Muzzy Language icon.
Select Install.

To use Muzzy:
Open the Puffin Academy app.
2. Select MUZZY and login with the following user name and password:

Username: SummitFreeLibrary
Password: SummitFreeMuzzy

For a visual tutorial of how to install and use Muzzy Club on a mobile device, you may click on the link below.

Muzzy on Tablet from Muzzy Learning on Vimeo.

World Book Early World of Learning

This program is perfect for very young children, and can be accessed from home

  • Read: Read some basic factual stories with Trek the scarecrow
  • Watch: watch information videos about things from Animals to Sports and Hobbies
  • Classics: Watch, listen to, and read classic stories
  • Know it: Basic interactive about topics including animals, transportation, and weather.
  • Play: sequence games, story order, multiple choice quizzes and concentration games.
  • Print & Do: Coloring and activity pages that can be downloaded to your home computer and printed.

World Book Kids

  • Search: Type in any topic and search for it
  • Explore: Choose any of the topics to browse more information about different topics.
  • Read About: The background image of the page changes periodically and includes basic information for each topic.
  • Pictures and Video: Browse through the different topics and find informational images by topic.
  • World of Animals: Click on any of the topics to browse and compare animals around the world
  • Activities: Printable worksheets to assist you with what you have learned. Also contains information especially for grown-ups
  • Maps and More: Explore interactive maps, and the World Book Atlas. You can also download maps to fill in and color
  • Important People: Search or Browse for any famous person
  • Compare Places: Choose two different countries, continents, Science Experiments: Easy science topics and experiments that you can do at home.

World Book Student

  • Search: Look for articles, images, videos and audio on different topics
  • My Research: Create an account to save articles and other useful information
  • Citation Builder: Provide information from the work that you used, and receive a citation for each source in MLA, APA and Harvard formats.
  • World Resources: Interactive atlases of the world, You can also compare countries and continents.
  • How to Do Research: Learn the basics of research in even easy steps.  Teachers also receive and Five tips to learn to teach their students the basics of research.
  • Featured Videos: Several short videos about different topics.  Each video links back to World Book articles.
  • Behind the Headlines: World Book editors highlight breaking news stories and provide links to related background information in World Book.

Contact

Tel: 908-273-0350

Fax: (908) 273-0031

Address: 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Hours

Monday9am - 9pm
Tuesday9am - 9pm
Wednesday9am - 9pm
Thursday9am - 9pm
Friday9am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm
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