Story Place: the Children's Digital Library

 

Reviewed by Rosella Jenkins

StoryPlace The Children's Digital Library website is provided by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.

This website is very user friendly for children, parents, and educators. The home page provides a pre-school library, elementary library, book hive and comment links. It also provides the user to access the Spanish version of Story Place The Children’s Digital Library website. This website is also very colorful which attracts the user. The site layout is user friendly. Each page has a link either to home or to all of the other pages within the site. In the pre-school library and elementary library children are provided a choice by theme on-line stories, which then is provided with an on-line activity for reinforcement. A take home activity is also provided and additional suggested reading list. A parent activity is also providing to make a connection with stories. In order to view the on-line stories Flash6 Player is required. This website does have a short preloading time depending on the speed of one’s connection. The Spanish version is basically the same as the English version. The stories are different in the Spanish version.

Overall this is an awesome website that provides not only a story to children, but it provides an interactive activity with the child. It is also an excellent website for parents to interact with the children. It provides a list of suggested reading for children that can be checked out at the library or purchased at a bookstore.