Good Links Outside of Our Walls
New Orleans Public Library

Children & Young Adults
  • New Orleans Recreation Department Summer Camps 2011
    Information and registration dates for NORD's summer activities


  • Searchasaurus kids' encyclopedia
    You can get to this site from this link only if you're using a computer in the library


  • America's Story from America's Library
    This site was created to allow kids to explore the vast American historical collections of the Library of Congress--and to have fun doing it!
  • Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids
    A service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Bonus.com--the SuperSite for Kids
    NetScooterTM (Bonus.com's exclusive user interface and protective technology) focuses your attention on quality content, while limiting your access to the Web at large. In this way, Bonus.com provides a protected environment in which kids can browse the World Wide Web.
  • Caldecott Medal Winners
    A list of winners of the award given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • Childrens' Notables
    American Library Association lists of Notable Children's Books, Notable Children's Recordings, Notable Children's Computer Software, Notable Children's Videos, and Notable Children's Websites for the year 2000.
  • Extreme Science
    Meet scientists working in several fields or link to a variety of KOOL science sites.
  • Fact Monster
    On-line dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help
  • FirstGov for Kids
    The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
  • Funbrain.com
    A nice collection of online games with learning in mind.
  • Some games on the Web.
  • GetNetWise Web Sites for Kids
    "Finding content on the Internet that is educational, entertaining, and appropriate for kids is one of the most important things a Net-wise parent can do. GetNetWise has asked a few of the experts to help get you started.
  • Great Web Sites for Kids
    From the American Library Association, "amazing, spectacular, mysterious, colorful web sites for children and the adults who care about them."
  • Just For Kids Who Love Books
    Read and write reviews of your favorite books, get information on kids' best sellers, and check out biographies of children's authors.
  • KidsAstronomy.com
    Learn about our Universe and have real astronomers answer your questions.
  • KidsBookshelf
    This site's "goal is to encourage parents and caregivers to help children discover the enjoyment of reading."
  • KidsClick!
    Web Guide and Search Tool for Kids, by Librarians
  • Kidz
    Children's sources from World Village.
  • Learn to Tie These Knots
    Animated knot-tying instructions from Troop 9, Boy Scouts of America, Billings, Montana
  • The Learning Page
    For the National Digital Library Program (American Memory) at the Library of Congress. Designed for K-12 users.
  • Library of Congress' Kids & Families page
    "Log on, play around, learn something"
  • Louisiana Kids Fun and Education Page
    Fun and exciting activities for kids to do while learning more about Louisiana! From the Louisiana House of Representatives.
  • MaMaMedia
    At MaMaMedia.com, kids discover by doing and create while clicking. Engaging activities help them gain technological fluency and expand their minds through playful learning; they can design and animate characters, make their own digital cards, invent games, and more. Free membership lets kids save, publish, and e-mail their creations to friends.
  • NASA's "Greetings Kid Earthlings Page
    Here are some cool NASA sites just for kids.
  • New Orleans CityKids
  • Newbery Medal Winners
    A list of winners of the award given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Pauly's Playhouse
    Games, sounds and a spooky laboratory, with more to come
  • Puzzlemaker
    Puzzlemaker "allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or classroom assignments."
  • Silly Billy's World
    Read some books online, learn to draw with your computer, and more with Bill Dallas Lewis
  • Uncle Sam for Kids
    A "kid-friendly" guide to information about the U.S. government, the states, other countries, outer space--and more.
  • Yahooligans
    A WWW search engine for children!
  • The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
    Yucky combines the power of learning and the value of entertainment in a safe environment where kids ages 8-15 can "laugh and learn."

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Updated 4/20/2011