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Elf Child Safe Browser

Elf Child-Safe Browser which provides 100% safe Internet use for your child, conveniently in your home. 

The Elf browser allows your children to safely explore carefully chosen, highly engaging free-use educational resources on the Internet.  Your children can work on their own and you can feel comfortable knowing that they are visiting ONLY sites that are wholesome, educational, and fun.

This is ALWAYS accomplished because Elf checks every piece of content before it is displayed to ensure that the material is coming from a site that has been specifically approved them.    

Elf maintains these high quality links in the areas of math, science, geography, reading, music, arts, writing and reference.   Children have a chance to vote for their favourite sites within the Elf browser and these “Top Links” are listed on the main page.  In addition to the educational content, there is a fun/riddle area filled with safe activities for all ages of children.

For more information about this new service, please contact us 613.342.3936.  In order to obtain a copy of Elf, please email us at info@brockvillelibrary.ca.  We will need your first and last name, library card # and your email address.  We will then send you the file to install Elf browser on your computer as well as supporting documentation. 

Supporting Documentation

If you do not have an email address or do not wish to provide us with it, you can download ELF from our Early Children's Literacy station using your own thumb drive. If you do not have the Internet at home at all, we provide free access in the children’s area of our library.

Games

Crafts

Kids Summer Crafts and Children's Activities
These free ideas for Summer Activities encourage children to work with a wide variety of materials. One of the best things about summer projects is that they can be done outside. Less mess to clean up!

Kaboose
You will find tons of seasonal and holiday-based craft ideas on this website.

The Crafty Crow
This collective specializes in crafts found on weblogs of creative people who either have, or work with, kids.  You will also find tips, tools, resources, and other ideas sprinkled here and there over time.  To help you in your search for just the right craft or activity, they've created an extensive category list.

Playful Learning
Playful Learning is a homegrown website that was created to share useful and interesting information with families regarding the growth and development of their children.

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters. 

More Fun Stuff

Education Place
A large collection of games and activities for kids in the areas of math, reading, language arts, social studies and science.

Fun School
A grand collection of educational games classified by grade levels 1-6.

FunBrain
More educational games for ages 6-17. Rated as a #1 site for K-8 kids and teachers.

Girl Tech
A popular game and activity site for girls which includes links to other girl friendly sites, chat-lines just for girls, and other important topics related to girls.

Lycos Zone
Games for holidays, homework topics, and comic characters.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Explore the science of gross, slimy, yucky stuff on the Web! Discover gross jokes, bugology, the worm world and more.

CBC4Kids - Science, News, Music & More to Entertain
A good selection of games, jokes, clubs, sports and news for children of all ages. Children can add to the Never-Ending-Story or share their own poems and stories.

TVO Stuff
Great kid's stuff from TVO.

Art Attack
This is a great web-site for kids games. There are educational games, sports games, brainteasers, quizzes on recent movies and more.

Disney Online

Girl Guides of Canada

MacScouter - Scouting Resources Online
Get Scout songs, games, cooking tips, stories and more.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sesame Street Workshop
Find number and letter activities, dot-to-dot activities, and finding object activities. Interactive stories available, art activities and many other creative, educational and fun things to do.

The Wiggles

Willy Wonka Candy Factory

Young Composers
Meet the new and up and coming musicians.

YTV
TV, music and fun.

Zaboomafoo & the Kratt Brothers

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Upcoming Special Events

  • Ontario Public Library Week
    Visit us from Oct 16th - Oct21st for complimentary apples and cider and celebrate #OPLW with us! Details.

  • Call of the Forest Screening
    Local author Diana Beresford-Kroeger will present her documentary with Transition Brockville at 2 p.m. Details.

  • BookMarks Author
    Come meet author Maggie Wheeler at the Library at 7pm! Details.

  • B.Y.O.P. Decorating
    Bring a pumpkin and the kids from 1-3pm for decorating! Free - for all ages! Details.

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