Helpful Links

Help @ your Library

Need to get information or find answers? Call the Children’s Department at 440-967-3798 ext. 42 or come and see us! Ritter Public Library is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Looking for that book or movie everyone’s talking about? With the power of the ClevNet Library Consortium behind us, if we don’t have it, we can get it! Stop by and find out how.

Vacationing in Vermilion? The Children’s Department has child-size life jackets and fishing poles available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.

Help Online

History & Government

Kids.gov – Find out how government works!
Let’s Explore Ohio History – Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future by learning the stories of the great state of Ohio.
One World Nations – Great for Country Reports. Flags statistics etc.
Star-Spangled Banner: Story of the U.S. Flag – Explore this informative site for information about the U.S. flag

Books & Reading

International Digital Children’s Library– Discover children’s books from all over the world, in many different languages.
BookHive – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County – A reader’s advisory tool for infants through sixth graders that can be searched by topic and reading level. Includes materials for parents and other adults.
Bookwink – Need to fine a good book? Visit this website to see video booktalks on a variety of themes for kids in grades 3-8. Quicktime is needed to view the videos.

Research

Awesome Library for Kids – Search Engine with directed topics
B J Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – Homework help on a number of topics
Buckeye Children’s Book Award – Ohio Kids here is your chance to nominate and vote for your favorite books!
Learning Express – Interactive Skill Building courses.
Map Collection – Neat and helpful maps..
Merit Badge Research Center – Merit badge information and links for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.
OHKIDS – Ohio Public Libraries Information Network site Fun things to do and Homework help

Math & Science

Khan Academy – Learn and track your progress across math and science
National Geographic for Kids
Discovery Science Homework Help – The place for science homework help
Science Project Topics – Ideas for science projects
SeaWorld Busch Gardens – Animal Information. Cool animal facts, quizzes and activities. Hear animal sounds!
Science Fair Project Guide -Step by step guide to doing a science fair project.
How to Make a Battery – Step by step guide to making a battery at home.

General

Brain Pop – Fun – Health Science English Math and Social Studies
KnowItNow – Homework help at any time you need it
Learning Express – Achieve your educational and career goals!
World Book Online – Read all about every subject imaginable on this encyclopedia website.
Time Magazine for Kids – Top stories, news and more, just for kids.
Dogo – Current events just for kids

Help for Parents & Teachers

Child Care in Ohio – Looking for information and resources for child care.? The State of Ohio has provided this information.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – Educational and fun. Place to go.
Crafts for Kids – Multitude of craft ideas arranged alphabetically by theme and materials.
Fueleconomy.gov – Fuel economy tips, Gas Prices, mileage tips, find and compare cars – much much more
Helping Books Connection – Assists families and caring adults with finding and using quality children’s literature as a tool for individual and group discussion activities.
Home Schooling – Home Education Magazine. Site with resources, questions and answers about homeschooling.
INFOhio – Wonderful place to start helping your kids with homework. This is a State funded virtual library for students K-12
NetSmartz Workshop – Interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids/teens how to stay safer on the internet.
Reading rockets – Great for parents and teachers. Strategies for helping kids read, teaching effectively, author video interviews and much more.
Story Arts Online – Storytelling lesson plans and activities