www.newportbeachlibrary.org. Just click on the "Events and Services"
tab, and then click on the Kids Page. Scroll down and check out
"Homework Help" for access to information and links to the California
missions, states and capitals, science projects or animals, to name
just a few options. "Cool Sites" contains the American Library
Assn.'s directory of children's websites, as well as KidsPsych, which
offers interactive games for parents and their preschool and school
For a variety of links containing reference information, such as
Familiar Quotations, Elements of Style, an Acronym Dictionary and
Roget's Thesaurus, go to "The Kids" on the website. Further down the
Kids Page are "Kids Search Tools," where kid-friendly search engines
cut web searches for answers to homework and other questions.
Kids Page also offers resources for younger users in "Preschool
Play." Through a myriad of games and activities, preschoolers and
their parents can find opportunities for learning and fun. And for
moms and dads, "Good Stuff for Parents" is a wealth of information on
online safety and resources for home-schoolers.
For junior high and high school students, knowing how and where to
find research information is a key to success. The Teen Center area,
under "Events & Services," has everything you need to know about
writing a bibliography as well as homework hints.
Need a newspaper or magazine article? Go to the library home page,
then click the "Find Info" tab. Click on "Databases," then "Proquest"
and browse through articles from your home computer.
So this year, start the school year out right with a visit to the
library, either in-person or online. It will definitely make life
DID YOU KNOW?
This fall in the Children's Room, we will be offering a variety of
bookmarks with "Quick Find" directions to books, reference materials
and websites for commonly assigned homework projects and reports,
such as ancient civilizations. The bookmarks are designed to make
searching for topical research materials quick and easy.
* CHECK IT OUT is written by the staff of the Newport Beach Public
Library. The Children's Room staff contributed this week's column.
All titles may be reserved from home or office computers by accessing
the catalog at http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org. For more
information on the Central Library or any of the branch locations,
please contact the Newport Beach Public Library at (949) 717-3800,
option No. 2.