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.
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.
Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is an easy-to-use source of age-appropriate, interesting & important facts on a broad range of topics for elementary school students. Subject categories include animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, and more. The featured content includes images, kid-friendly charts and graphs, and more than 600 high-quality educational videos from books, magazines, and news periodicals.
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 through June 30, 2021 via INFOhio and is accessible through their K-5 Resources page.
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.
NOTE: Flash needs to be enabled in your browser in order for the videos in MUZZY to play. In some browsers you may see a red Adobe Flash button in the upper left of your screen to click on to enable Flash. If you do not see this image, consult your browser’s settings for instructions on enabling Flash.
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.