Literacy doesn't just mean being able to read words on a page--it's reading, finding information, and now, navigating online resources. The La Crosse Public Library is committed to upholding the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement. Let us know how we can help you and your child discover books as they progress from pre-literacy to early literacy to reading, computer literacy and beyond.
Resources @ La Crosse Public Library
Programs at the Library: We love sharing books and information with kids! Join our storytimes and other programs for staff recommendations.
LPL Kids: Visit our library page just for children! This page, including a blog, is focused on elementary aged children. We encourage kids to play the games, explore the homework help and create book reviews for us.
LPL Teens: Explore our teen page. We welcome library-focused projects of all mediums by teens as a part of the Your Stuff website. Submit pictures, essays, videos, podcasts and more!
Novelist: Find read-alikes, what's next in a series, reading level scores, and summaries of books. This is both for fiction and non-fiction. (This resource is accessible from home for La Crosse Residents.)
Overdrive Digital Audiobooks: Download audiobooks, e-books, video and music from home. Most audiobooks can be transferred to mp3 players or burned to CD or you can listen/read on your computer.
Websites about Kids and Teens Books and Technology
ReadKiddoRead: Author James Patterson's site with recommended reading lists and a community.
Guys Read: A web-based literacy initiative for boys. Find great guy books, information about male authors, and encouragement from men who aren't afraid to read.
Children's Technology Review: A website and journal committed to helping parents and educators find quality interactive media for children.
Horn Book: Reviews of children's literature and information about the children's and teen publishing world.
Colorín Colorado: A website for parents and educators of bilingual English learners.
Get Ready to Read: Find resources for parents and educators to build early literacy skills.
Reading is Fundamental: Find advice, articles, booklists, and other resources from the nation's largest children's literacy organization.
Digital Libraries for Kids