How many of us remember going to neighborhood libraries, perhaps still going to feed our curiosity or seek individual/ community space? National Library Week, April 8-14, is a chance to celebrate the importance of libraries in our lives and to nurture students’ appreciation of them. In addition to this All About the Holidays video
Young and old who have traveled to New York City have been drawn to the sight of the Statue of Liberty. Today, we want to take her picture and ours with her. (She’s a great backdrop for a selfie.) But are we teaching our children about this great lady, the torch she bears for those […]
We’re about to send a box full of DVDs with some of the latest PBS programming to the Springfield City Library, where WGBY’s DVD collection is now housed. You can order from our large and growing DVD collection through C/W Mars, a shared library automation system dedicated to rapid access of resources. From titles that […]
One of the great benefits of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library is that it includes a number of WGBY documentaries available on loan. The Radical Idea: UMass Amherst & America’s Education Revolution is a local production about Western Massachusetts’ history.
WordGirl teaches how the power of words can help save the world from bullies and other villains. Alongside this animated superhero, children build their vocabularies and learn to be lovers of language. In The Rise of Miss Power, WordGirl and her accomplice Captain Huggy Face battle against underhanded foes and bad vocabulary.
For many years, WGBY has made its vast collection of PBS content available to educators throughout Western Massachusetts, giving direct access to over 2,000 DVD/Blu-ray discs for classroom viewing. Now, the general public will be able to enjoy this growing content — for free with just a library card. The launch of the WGBY Collection […]
The week of April 13-19 is National Library Week and, among the tens of thousands of PBS LearningMedia resources, many support reading and literacy. The WGBY Online Video Lending Library also has several VHS and DVD titles promoting reading and vocabulary skills
On April 15 at 9pm, WGBY airs “The Address,” a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. WGBY is also hosting an advanced screening of the film in our area […]
Award-winning comedienne Joan Cusack narrates these engaging and comprehensive science segments from the PBS “Peep” series, aimed at pre-K to 2nd grade students.
An addition to our Video Lending Library is sure to be of interest to English teachers. The Classic English Literature collection (volume 1) contains three classic stories: Great Expectations, by Dickens; Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte; and Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austin. You can also find classroom resources