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Library Programs for Schools & Student Resources

The Charles Sturt Library Service runs a number of programs throughout the year. This resource page has been developed to provide a one-stop-shop for ALL of the programs and services run by the library service that teachers, students and parents would find helpful and in which children can participate.

Children's Book week

The theme for 2014 is 'Connect to reading'.
The dates for Book Week 2014 will be Saturday 16 – Friday 22 August.  The Library will host a variety of sessions with information to be made available soon.

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Children's Search Engines

Onekey - Google's children friendly search engine.

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eBooks & eAudiobooks

Overdrive for kids - Download children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks to a PC or eBook device including iPads and Android devices.

Find out more about downloads eBooks in Overdive at
http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/ebooks

TumblebooksAccess TumbleBooks - Online Read-Along books for small children. Talking picture books you can read online, or have read to you.
Access TumbleBookCloud - Online collection of read-along, e-books and video titles for use by teachers, high school and primary school students. Good resource tool for ESL students (English as a Second Language).
Read more about TumbleBookCloud.com
Tumblebookcloud JuniorAccess Tumble Book Cloud Junior - TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.

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Educational Resources for Teachers, Parents & Students 

ABC – TV Education
Assignments - Subjects
Count me in too - maths resources parents & teachers
DECD - Curriculum and learning information
DECD - Education information and services for parents and the community
DECD - Health, wellbeing and special needs in education settings
English - Help Sheets
Maths - Help sheets
Maths dictionary for kids
Maths is fun
Mathplayground
Free math help
Mathway (Interactive problem solver)
Math.com
Helping with maths
Mathematics – How to…
IXL Learning (Subscription website)
National Geographic Education - Teachers
Parents Count too - pamphlets to help teach mathematics to your child
Reading Tips from A-Z - Reading
SA Memory – Gateway to South Australian history, heritage and culture
Splash ABC – Teacher Resources

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Encyclopedias

World Book
A world of online encyclopedias including:

worldbook_forkidsWorld Book for Kids - Easy-to-read articles, multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities for young readers.
worldbook_infofinderWorld Book Info Finder - Reference content plus science fair projects, a Biography Center, links to world newspapers, 21st century research guides, and much more.
worldbook_refcenWorld Book Reference Center - This site offers encyclopedic content as well as computer and Web tutorials, government resources, e-books, and primary source documents.
worldbook_discoverWorld Book Discover - A collection of resources for differentiated learning including read-aloud, text translation, video, and clear, easy-to-read information. 

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Homework Help

The following are a list of recommended Homework websites for you to use:

Splash ABC - ABC has teamed up with Education Services Australia to link hundreds of new learning resources directly to the Australian Curriculum
ABC Science
National Geographic Education – Students
Wikipedia - World's best known FREE online encyclopedia.
Kids Click - links to hundreds of interesting websites.
School A to Z

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Library IELTS

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS - Resources provided hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Note: you will need to enter your library card number to access the resources.
Road to IELTS Resources

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Josiah Mitton Prize

Annual award for the "best all round" student chosen from each school in the City of Charles Sturt. The award is chosen using criteria at the discretion of each school. The award ceremony occurs in November of each year at the Town Hall and celebrates the awardees achievements. Read more...

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Mayoral Make-A-Book

Mayoral Make-A-Book is a fantastic and rewarding literature program for children who live or attend a school/kindergarten in The City of Charles Sturt.
The exciting news is that you can now submit entries in digital format. Read more...

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Premiers Reading Challenge - link to website with reading lists.
Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year awards, reading lists and more...
The Little Big Book Club - recommended Reading Lists.

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School Bulletin

Published quarterly, this bulletin will help keep you informed about what's going on in the Library and out in the City of Charles Sturt for children, youth, teachers and parents. It also includes competitions, staff bios, book reviews and fun facts. Submissions from the community are welcomed.

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