Kids Resources

Learning Resources especially for Children

ABCMouse for Preschoolers (In library only for free service) – ABCmouse’s preschool curriculum focuses on establishing a foundation of knowledge for young children that they can build upon with confidence and success.


10 years at the top of its class, ABCYa! is a trusted learning tool enjoyed by thousands of teachers and millions

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary Edition – A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Capstone Plus  Crabtree Plus is a web-based resource that combines Crabtree’s educational book content with open access dynamic digital content. Intended to build student understanding of core educational concepts, this resource allows students to broaden their learning and have fun while they are doing it. – The leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school

eLearning for Kids – Established in late 2004, e-learning for kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12. They offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and are building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

Explora Elementary

This interface is designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Databases Searched
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
  • Primary Search
  • Topic Overviews K-5
  • K-8 eBook Collection (Only available for members that selected the eBook K-12 Collections, not the eBook Public Library Collection.)

Fact Monster – Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

Fuel the Brain – Free Educational Games and Activities for elementary students. Unique and fun games that focus on common core standards for math, science and more!

FunBrain – FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

Homework Help – Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new standards? Do words like metamorphic, integer, and bibliography give you sweaty palms and vague flashbacks to your own school days? Whether you and your child need math help, a grammar refresher, or project ideas, check out these standout homework resources available for free on the web.

Learning Express Library – School Center – Lessons and study aids to improve Math and English Language arts skills.

LightUpYourBrain – Listen to a kids story, color a picture, play brain-teaser games on Audio Stories for Kids & Free Coloring Pages from Light Up Your Brain. – Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!

Primary Search – Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school students contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Read It!
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Read It! Content Includes:
• Step-by-step research guides
• “Read Out Loud” text-to-speech tool that enables students to highlight and listen to text
• Lexile Measures to indicate a text’s level of reading difficulty

Road Trip From Home

Virtual field trips have become a great alternative for parents who want to show their children the world. These are fun and wonderful websites that will show you cities and world wonders, famous landmarks, beautiful works of art, historic marvels, science adventures and so much more, helping your child to become a global citizen from your living room.

Starfall – The teacher-guided and child-directed nature of our curriculum products ensures English language learners and struggling readers learn alongside their peers.

25 Virtual Road Trips from Home for Kids

A full resource of virtual road trips from home for children