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fizzThe Hamden Public Library invites you to have fun this summer by playing our summer reading game “Fizz, Boom, Read!” To play just keep track of the time you spend reading on a special sheet& mark off a box for every thirty minutes of reading.

Now you can register and play online! Visit our Summer Reading website beginning June 25th to sign up.

Read anything that you like!   Including books you read for the Hamden public schools summer reading program.

Runs June 25 to August 8.



TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles . You can also find Tumble Puzzles & Games that help develop reading and language skills.


Read the Books

Read the Books


This resource can be used by kids, parents, or teachers to discover new books, authors, series, or genres. It's a quick and easy way to find interesting books for children and young adults based on topic, grade level, or time period.


 Homework Help

Use your library card to access these research databases.

Searchasaurus buttonSearchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to develop basic search techniques. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. 
Kids Search buttonUse Kids Search to find magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for students in grades K-8. It is similar to Searchasaurus but includes more categories/topics to search (such as geography and languages arts) and more advanced search options.

Primary Search buttonContaining full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries. Features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database provides thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.

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