Engage your library’s young learners

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By Kim Martin
Today’s kids are tech-savvy and they need easy access to high quality, timely content full of images and graphic aids to satisfy their eagerness for learning. Whether looking for homework help or researching a topic, Gale delivers rich content that is indexed, searchable, and supports your elementary curriculum.

kiddoMeet Anthony, or Tony, as his friends call him. He’s in third grade. When a local meteorologist spoke to his class, he learned about wild spring weather. Her storm chaser stories really prompted his interest in weather, especially tornadoes. Do you have resources for kiddos like Tony? He wants more information and awesome pictures!

Kid-friendly nonfiction eBooks and digital resources

Help kids in your community develop a love of learning with visually dynamic, age-appropriate resources that will make their quest for information rewarding and enjoyable. Resources like:

  • National Geographic Kids includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-current, over 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images.
  • Kids InfoBits is a content-rich resource featuring a new, modern, inviting interface

Public library educational resources for childrenand improved navigation based on feedback from our existing customers and student users in the classroom. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. With full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today’s young learners.

  • GVRL offers hundreds of authoritative and full-color eBooks from Gale, DK Publishing, Britannica and others—offering coverage of the most popular subjects.

Now, perks for you librarians…

Free trials are available for all these products on our kiddos page. You can also contact your Gale Representative to learn more.

If you do have these resources, are families in your community aware? Visit Gale ProMo for kid-centric shelf talkers, bookmarks, and web ads for these products.

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To learn more about the types of families you serve in your community, check out Analytics On Demand. This new tool blends your library’s internal data with external U.S. Census and Experian’s Mosaic lifestyle segmentation data, revealing more information about those families, if they’re “picture-perfect, fun-tastic,” or of any other highly descriptive categories.


Kim MartinAbout the Author

Kim loves to entertain. She is an avid fan of pro and college sports and her two athletes and college-aged filmmaker. She holds an MBA from Cleary University and a BA from Old Dominion University.
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