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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Kids Directory

Art and Music | Books and Reading | Did you know? Fun Facts | Florida for Kids | Fun Stuff | Geography and HistoryHealth and NutritionHomework Help | Math and Science | Preschool | Recreation and Sports


Joseph Wu Origami:  Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding
Paper Airplanes: Ken Blackburn presents his paper airplane designs
San Francisco Symphony Kid's Site: A music learning website for children and families


Recommended Reading:

Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Newbery Medal
Sunshine State Young Readers Awards

James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read: Dedicated to making kids readers for life with lists of “can’t miss” books Find information about your favorite books, series and authors
Read the Books: Citrus County Elementary and Middle School Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts Book Lists
RIF Reading Planet: Book reviews, games, and activities for ages 6-15. Where children have fun learning to read through interactive books and phonics games. 


Fun Facts: Social studies for kids
Fun Trivia.comWorld's largest trivia site
Guinness World RecordsGlobal authority on record breaking achievement
KidzoneFun facts for kids 
U.S. Census BureauFun state facts


Florida Kids PageInformation for Florida projects and essays
Florida PantherFlorida panther information
Florida Photographic CollectionSearch over 91,000 Florida photographs
Online Sunshine for KidsFlorida fun and Information
Save the Manatee ClubManatee information


AHA Jokes - Kids JokesKnock knocks and other silly jokes
Cheat WizardCheats, hints and tricks for all your favorite game
FunBrainEducational & arcade games
JigZoneJigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes. Time yourself 
NickelodeonPolls, news, games, etc.
Pauly’s play houseLots of zany fun activities
PBS Kids.orgAll your favorite PBS KIDS characters
Scholastic Kids Fun OnlineFavorite book characters come alive 
Up to Ten837 fun online games and activities 


Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for KidsTeaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the Federal Government
National Geographic KidsKid's version including stories about animals, geography, and more
Presidents of the United States by Internet Public LibraryBackground information, election results, cabinet members, notable events and other points of interest.
The World Factbook by the CIAExtensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.


Infection Detection ProtectionAmerican Museum of Natural History's fun site of infectious disease
KidsHealthFind out how to be a healthy kid
Mind Over MatterLearn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain (grades 5-9)
Nutrition ExplorationsExplore the world of nutrition


Ask a LibrarianDo you have a question? A Florida librarian can help you find the answer.
Fact MonsterOnline almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help.
FCAT ExplorerPractice the skills tested on the FCAT.

Premium Databases:

Infotrac Junior Edition: Gr. 5-8: Magazines, newspapers and reference books.
Kids InfoBits: Gr. K-5: Subject-based topic tree search, magazine, newspaper and reference content. 
Junior Reference CollectionQuick access to accurate information on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference for middle grade students.


American Museum of Natural History presents OlogyThe Museum’s website for curious kids of all ages
Ask Dr. MathA question & answer service for math students and their teachers
girlsgotechA fun site for math, science, and technology
Math BaseballHave fun while you improve your math skills
NASA KIDSFor kids interested in space, science, rockets, astronauts and the solar system
Nine PlanetsA multimedia tour of the solar system
Science Fair Project Resource GuideThe Internet Public Library's guide to science fair projects
Webmath.comPractice math problems online or "ask an expert"


Between the LionsOver 200 interactive games, stories, and printable activities
Making Friends.comEconomical, age-appropriate paper craft projects for 2-5 year olds
PBS KidsHome of your favorite PBS Kids characters with thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore
Sesame StreetJoin Big Bird, Elmo, Bert and Ernie for games, stories and educational activities
Thomas and FriendsFun and games with Thomas the tank engine


How to Play ChessHow to play chess for beginners and parents
MLBMajor League Baseball’s Kids Club with instructional videos, tips from the pros, baseball basics and fun games
MLSsoccer.comMajor league soccer's official site
Play FootballThe official NFL site for kids
Sports Illustrated For KidsOnline magazine for kids who love sports
Sport ScienceLearn how different sports really work from the scientific point of view
Young RiderHow to look after horses properly and improve riding skills

Adult Classes & Events

coloringAdult Coloring

Coloring can be beneficial to adults in many ways; it generates wellness, motor skills, the senses and creativity.  There are multiple coloring pages to choose from as well as a nice selection of shared colored pencils, markers, and crayons. You are welcome to bring your own markers, colored pencils, or wax crayons. (Schedules)





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Ask a Master Gardener

Discuss gardening questions and concerns with a Master Gardener. These classes are free and offer timely gardening and landscaping information. Bring your questions, samples, or specimens as you learn about Florida gardening and environment. (Schedules)



Join fellow beading artist and enthusiast, beginner to advanced. (Schedules)



Knit / Crochet

Join in for a happy, relaxed time of knitting,crocheting, and just visiting. Newcomers welcomed to join whether you are a novice or a master. (Schedules)

quiltersQuilting and Needle Crafts

Join one of the groups who meet to talk about quilting, show and tell about their latest creations, and share ideas. (Schedules)



Stampin’Up!® Card Making

 Join one of the groups who meet to talk about quilting, show and tell about their latest creations, and share ideas. (Schedules) 


Tai Chi

The low impact Tai Chi classes encourage, share, and enhance the knowledge about health benefits that the ancient art of Tai Chi offers. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that involves a continuous series of generally controlled slow movements to improve one’s balance and overall health. (Schedules)

Navigator Request


How to Place an InterLibrary Loan Request with Florida Library Navigator

Go to the Citrus County Library’s website Hover on RESEARCH. Click on Databases. Click on Florida Library Navigator! Type the title of the item in to Search: in the Search Florida Navigator Libraries and beyond box.


  1. Click on the title to see more information about the item.
  2. If Citrus County Library System does not own the item, click on Request Item. That brings up the Choose Your Library screen.
  3. Click on Citrus County Library System.
  4. Click the “Keep me logged in…” box, also.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN, then, click on Login.*.
  7. On the “Request this item” screen, choose your Pickup Location from the drop down menu and enter your email address, if available.
  8. Click on Continue to submit your request.
    If your request is successfully received, you will see a “Request Submitted” notice on your screen.
  9. Upon completing your request(s), click on Sign Out.

You will receive notification when the item you requested is available for pickup. If Navigator fails to find an available copy, you will be notified if you entered your email address.

*Accounts with lost cards, fines or too many Florida Library Navigator requests**may see this screen below:


**Please allow as least 2 weeks for the Lending Library to remove your returned book from their records.

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