Online Kids Games and “Tour” of the Library

kids computer at the library

So one of the things I really like about my new job is this new addition to the Kids Page on our library’s website. There are quite a few fun games that kids can play that were developed just for our library.

http://www.slcolibrary.org/kidzone/index.htm

 

Basically if kids click on the above link, click on “Play the Library Game” they go to a room. They choose an object in the room. Do a mini “tour” of either the “library” or the “virtual library”. And after they answer a question (if they go to the “library” they may also find a goat or too and the librarian that is a “giraffe”) they get to choose a few games that they can play. My favorite is Whac-a-Dewey Deci-Mole (a great game of Whac-a-Mole that teaches kids about general Dewey Decimal skills). But there are loads of other games. Plus all the kids get a short little “tour” of where to find things in any of our public libraries.

Seriously, you all have to play these games! Yeah, so cool, eh? I’m so glad that I am now part of the committee that gets to “play” while putting this fun website together. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Online Kids Games and “Tour” of the Library

  1. That sounds like a fun place. Where is your library? Are there other schools that have implemented this learning/game? Any way we can teach is great and with the kids today being so wired in this is a good way to help them learn.
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    • My library is the South Jordan Library which is part of the Salt Lake County Library System. It is great fun, and I am pleased with how much the kids can “learn” while playing games. 🙂

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