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You Don't Have to Be Quiet in this Library
You say you've been dying to read something new, but are trapped in the house? Never fear, here is a library that will come to you! There is no need for a library card at www.nypl.org/collections. It's your access to the New York Public Library's great digital collection. You can use it to read entire books online, and there's some great reading here. The library has more than just books. You can download video clips, sounds and graphics that give you insight into the histories of music, theater and industry. This is one library you'll want to spend hours browsing. You'll find subjects you never even thought of. Don't waste your borrowing privileges any longer-check out a digital library book today.

Be a Time-Traveling Sleuth Meet the Springers, a 200-year-old family. By snooping around in their house at: http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/springer you can figure out what their life was like in early America. Have you ever found some strange old object in a field or in the basement and wondered what it was used for? That's what archeologists and historians do every day. It's kind of like detective work: The stuff from people's houses is the evidence for finding out what life was like hundreds of years ago. Learn the tricks of the trade by making your own theories about the objects in the Springers' house. Then, compare your notes to what the pros found. This site will even show you what the objects in YOUR house might tell future historians about your family. So you might want to get rid of those dirty socks....

The Wheel Deal
"So You Want to Make a Car" examines the auto industry inside out, giving you a glimpse into the world of cars, from the Ford Model T to the Porsche 911. Shift into high gear and head to www.ipl.org/autou where you'll join Eddie and Cathie on a tour of the Chrysler Sterling Heights Plant in Michigan. You'll watch welders, glass installers and body shop experts ply their trades on the assembly line. The site also provides cool movie clips, photos and links to sites dedicated to racecars, solar cars, antique cars and more. Future CEOs will love an interactive game that lets you start up your own car company. Your time to build a car for the new millennium has arrived! (This site is no longer available.)

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Be a 4Kids Detective

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When you know the answers to the questionsbelow, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4KidsDetective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong.Good luck.

1. Which famous building is offered in the digital library?

The Empire State Building
The White House
Carnigie Hall
2. What does Clue #1 tell you about the Springer's life?
They used candles and lamps for light.
They were wealthy.
They ate rice often.
3. What automotive career does Robert teach kids about?
Robotics
Enginnering
Race Car Driving


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Ask Amy
Dear Amy: What can I do about pollution in my city?--Nathan, Madison, Wis.
Dear Nathan: The Web has just made it easier to find out about pollution in anybody's city. Check out Chemical Scorecard at www.scorecard.org. You can type in any ZIP code in the United States and immediately receive a street map that pinpoints the exact location of many nearby polluters. From the map you can see how close they are to your house or your school. Scorecard lets you send faxes-for free-to the top polluters in your area, telling them your concerns. And it connects you to information about pollution prevention-how companies can avoid having to pollute in the first place.

Dear Amy: My grandma only speaks Spanish. How can I find Web sites for her?--Melissa, Kansas City, Mo.
Dear Melissa: Now there's "Yahoo! en espanol" at http://espanol.yahoo.com. It's a directory of Spanish language Web sites that are indexed like the rest of Yahoo. Most of the other search sites have ways of finding things in languages other than English, too. You can search using a non-English word and see what the search site returns to you. Once you get your grandmother started, I bet she can take over the mouse and find her way around the Web herself.

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