Public Library recently launched its newest Web site --
www.bplcyberkid.org. CyberKid is
designed especially for children from the ages of four to twelve to help
them do their homework, to have fun, or just to explore the world.
Children, parents, teachers, and friends can click on the topical bubbles
to find all sorts of information from arts and sciences to history and
language and even to sports and games.
from the library system have carefully selected the linked Web sites for
their quality, appeal, and ease of use and continually monitor and update
them for currency, popularity, and suitability for children. They have
created a similar site for older children and teens --
Philip McEntee, who
taught music in the Birmingham Public School System for more than twenty
years, created the artwork for CyberKid. He has visited most of the
libraries in Birmingham and in Jefferson and Shelby Counties as a
storyteller and musician. These days he spends most of his time at home
near Montevallo where he enjoys his other career of portraying Benjamin
Franklin at the American Village.
Public Library offers these and other useful online resources at its Web