Your library offers a collection of online resources designed especially for kids. Grab your library card and check out these databases and websites that can help you with your homework, lead you to something to read, or just provide some fun!
With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+). From Age of Learning, Inc. This resource is only available inside the library.
CultureGrams provides country reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available. Special features include: a worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, Faces of the World interviews, “life as a kid” reports, a unique recipe collection, and sortable data tables.
Explora for Primary Schools
Designed for elementary school students, Explora Primary Schools includes content from a variety of resources and offers an browsing interface suitable for younger students.
Fiero Code is designed for kids ages 8-18 to learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. Skills introduced include building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more while learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers.
Hellosaurus is an interactive content streaming service designed for 2-8-year-olds with an emphasis on age-appropriate content, easy navigation, and skill-building activities. Featuring popular titles like The Wiggles and Love, Diana, children can develop skills independently and safely while having fun. One hoopla borrow from your public library grants your kids access to all Hellosaurus content for 7 days.
Highlights Library includes over 2,500 fiction and nonfiction digital titles and animated videos on topics such as animals, science, sports, and social emotional learning. Highlights Library is available via INFOhio and is accessible through their K-5 Resources page.
The Kanopy Kids collection includes a large selection of films and TV series, animated storybooks, and family-friendly movies. There are also titles to support early literacy, STEM education, foreign language learning, and more.
MUZZY is an internationally recognized language learning program created for children. It is modeled on the way we all learned our first language. By employing a natural immersion approach, MUZZY surrounds the learner with visual, aural and contextual language.
NoveList K8 Plus
This resource provides reading suggestions for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Features include: fiction and nonfiction reading lists created for teens and kids, suggested reading lists from similar authors (read-alikes), lists of award-winning books, age limiting tools to ensure appropriate results, and more.
TumbleBooks are an online collection of read-along, animated titles for children. Hundreds of titles are available through the Tumble Library including:
– Early readers with highlighted text
– Chapter books with suggested reading levels
– Puzzles & games that compliment the selected texts, with lesson plan suggestions for educators
– Selections in English, French and Spanish
World Book Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning offers an interactive learning environment for children in preschool and early elementary grades, which includes resources to help them grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.
World Book Kids
World Book Kids is a general reference website developed especially for kids. The site offers simple search and browse navigation, easy to read articles with embedded multimedia, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging learning activities, illustrations, diagrams and maps.