Feed(ing) the Mind and Body

April 2021 / Newsletter of the Malden School Librarians

Welcome from your Librarians!

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Feed(ing) the Body and Mind newsletter. Our mission is to continually promote a life long love of reading for our students, to empower them with the tools to critically examine and evaluate information, and to encourage them to explore our increasingly diverse world with an open and inquisitive mind.

April brings National Poetry month, Earth Day, National School Library month, warmer days and baseball. We are hoping that you have been getting a chance to get outside and check out some of the local areas we have showcased in our past newsletters. This month takes us to Lynn Woods Reservation in Lynn, MA.

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Click on the links below to read a copy of the book through Libby or Hoopla. You will need a library card to access any of these books.


Check out these apps and websites below to read ebooks, watch movies, and play learning games to expand the mind.


Sora is the new user-friendly app that lets you access it through your laptop, phone or tablet. The Sora app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading. Click here to access Sora.

Monteray Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams

Monteray Bay Aquarium located in Monteray Bay, California, is dedicated to preserving the ocean and to help instill a love of the ocean for its' visitors. There are over 200 exhibits and 80,000 plants and animals to view.

Click here to find out more about Monteray Bay Aquarium.

Check out these live cams from the Monteray Bay Aquarium.

National Geographic for Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

Click here to access National Geographic for Kids


DoSomething is a global nonprofit organization with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change both online and offline through campaigns that make an impact,

Click here to access Do Something.

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Celebrate a Moment in History ...

We celebrate events and activities of Boston's history.

April is National Poetry Month

Get Inside!

Massachusetts has so many museums to explore! Some of the most popular museums are geared towards children. Visitors can check with the Malden Public Library to get either free or reduced rate passes for some of these museums. Click here for a list of museums that have free or reduced passes that can be obtained through the Malden Public Library. Please check with the Malden Public Library to see if the pandemic has impacted the musuem pass program. Other cities or towns may offer different museum pass programs.

This month's featured museum is The Museum of Science located in Boston. This museum, one of the largest in the world, features hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, daily presentations and live animals. Click here to learn more about The Museum of Science.

Get Outside!

Each month we will feature a local outdoor area where you can get away from the computer screen and explore nature. This month takes us to Lynn Woods Reservation located in Lynn MA. This wooded area in Lynn features hiking and mountain biking trails, a stone tower to climb and Dungeon Rock - a cave that was once thought to hold pirate treasure at the bottom of the stairs.

Click here to learn more about Lynn Woods Reservation.

Recipe of the Month

Like to eat your cake on a stick? Check out this video on how to make and decorate cake pops.

Click here for the cake pop recipe. Have fun making them!

Craft of the Month

Now that the weather is getting warmer, send your kids outside to collect smooth stones to paint on. Or purchase some at Home Dept - they have nice smoothh river stones.

Click here to learn how to paint ladybugs on rocks.

Click here to learn to paint Kindness rocks.

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We Love To Read!

This section features some of our teachers, administrators and staff with their either their favorite book or what they are currently reading. Teachers, staff and administration: please keep sending us your selfies so that we may continue to showcase you in future newsletters.

Your Librarians