Library Media Center

Welcome to the CPL Corado "Babe" Ciarlo Media Center

 at Jonathan E. Reed Elementary School!

ciarlomediacentersmaller.jpg Who was CPL Corado "Babe" Ciarlo?


Activities for Martin Luther King Day

Visit the Silas Bronson Library and get your free library card.

books.jpg   Click on the books to get to our library catalog. 


Read books online by clicking on the Follett Shelf below!   You can read alone, have the book read to you and even adjust the speed.


          username:  student       password:  student

Below is a list of educational resources for teachers, students, and their families! 

Links for Library Centers

Safe Online Searching              Make your own comic

BrainPop Jr                               Naviance                                 Google Earth


Blogging Links 

Introduction to Blogs  (Log in and find the Movie)

        edublog login

        edublog community posts to explore

       Getting started with your blog




Online Books/Read-a-loud Stories


Free Stories for Beginning Readers

Children's Storybooks

Animated Stories

Online Classics for Children

Barnes and Noble Online Books  Everything Junie B. Jones
Classic Books On-Line Grimms' Fairy Tales
Kid's Read Cinderella


Links for Black History Month

Black History Month videos                                  I Have A Dream Black History video

Have Fun with History: African Americans           Time for Kids:  Black History Month 

BrainPop:  Martin Luther King, Jr.                          BrainPop: Harlem Renaissance 

National Geographic resources                              Scholastic: Black History Month

NEA Black History Month Lessons and Videos      Article on our school's name

Original poem about MLK, Jr. and links



Time Magazine for Kids                                                              Popular Science
Smithsonian Jr  Click 
Smithsonian Tween Tribute  
Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.  Kid's Post - Washington Post

Boys' Life Magazine



Informational Resources 

To begin your research, click here!

1.  If you want to know the meaning or pronunciation or a word, use a dictionary.

2.  Discover general information about your topic by looking it up in an encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia  Britannica 
Fact Monster Scholastic Kids
 InfoPlease CT Digital Library
Kids Clicks!  Library of Congress
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary World Fact Book
Sheppard Software
National Geographic Kids
PBS Learning Media


BrainPop Jr


Evolution: Extinction of dinosaurs

Animals and their habitats

NASA Kids' Club


National ZOO

Sheppard Software

National Geographic: Science

Medline Encyclopedia

Health and Nutrition

Fizzy's Balance Bots


Flashcard Creator

Telling Time Game


Everything Math with E-learning for Kids

Johnnie's Math Page (blocked at school)

Greg Tang Math

Hooda Math


Animal Activities 

Spelling Practice


Read for Clifford

E-learning Language Arts Practice

English Language Learner Activities

English Language Fun

Language Arts Practice

ABC's, Reading, writing, listening, keyboarding and words


Spelling Bee

Creative Writing

Make your own comic

Read,Write,Think Comic Creator

Writing an Acrostic Poem

Inspired Picture Writing

Create a Cube

Create a Word Cloud using Wordle

Printing Press

Make your own storybook

Computer Skills

Test your typing skills

Sense-lang typing tutorials

Typing Web

Information / Library Science

Library Challenge

Library Hangman

10 Classifications of the Dewey Decimal System

Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System

Hangman: Books, books, books

Understanding Call Numbers

 Ordering Dewey Decimal #'s

Rags to Riches: Ready Reference Game! 

Social Studies

Journey through time: interactive game

U.S. Facts from the Government Census

How well do you know your United States of America?

Regions of the United States

US Regions Maps

Travel with an Atlas 


Central America & the Caribbean

Caribbean World Atlas

Learn about safety

Read about Lewis and Clark!

Go on your own Lewis and Clark exploration

Geo Cube: Learn about the world

Learn about famous Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Reading Room

African American History (Library of Congress)

Black History Month Printables from Time Magazine for Kids

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH (Library of Congress)



Education Extras

Starfall--games, music, activities


Enjoy listening to and reading music!

Professional Garfield: Create music

Learn about instruments of the orchestra and create your own music!

Music Acoustics: learn about different types of instruments.


Smithsonian Latino Center or Art 

Famous Paintings - Art Appreciation for Kids



Jonathan Reed Elementary School
33 Griggs St
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203-574-8180

Fax: 203 574-6884