Kids Events & Activities

Find a Good Book

  • What to Read – Kids
  • Book Trailer: 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
  • Book Trailer: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Book Trailer:  Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  • Book Trailer: The Candy Makers by Wendy Mass
  • Book Trailer: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  • Book Trailer: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • EBSCO eBook Collections:
    • Cricket Media Collection – For children in grades pre-k through 8th; Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket is focused on engage children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds
    • K-8 Collection – Full-text e-books across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools; aligned with the Common Core Curriculum Standards
  • Junior Library Guild Digital Catalog – An unlimited synchronous access collection of ebooks and eAudio for students K-12; content is refreshed every 30 days so there is always something new to read!
  • Overdrive for Kids & Teens – eBooks and audiobooks just for kids!
  • TumbleBook Library – An online collection of animated, talking picture books; features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles

Homework Help

  • Britannica Library – Children – Encyclopedia articles, multimedia content, and a world atlas
  • Explora Primary (K-5) – Age-appropriate research needs searching Ebsco’s K-8 eBook collection, Cricket Media eBook collection and general knowledge database
  • Gale In Context | Elementary – For kindergarten through Grade 5; articles and reference books for school research and general learning
  • World Book Online For Kids – Encyclopedia articles, maps and more designed especially for young students

Play Games

  • ABCya.com – Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills
  • Cookie – Learning games for preschoolers and kids designed by child experts and educators
  • Early Learning by World Book –  Have fun while learning through online story books, videos, games, and printable activities; stories are available in both Spanish and English
  • FunBrain Moms and Kids Playground – Games to help children practice mouse skills, part of the Family Education Network
  • Nick, Jr. – Aimed at preschoolers, games star popular characters from the Nickelodeon network
  • PBS Kids – Games, activities and printables from favorite PBS Kids television shows
  • Scholastic.com – Writing games, quizzes and polls, puzzle and arcade games from the children’s book publisher
  • Sesame Street Games – Browse by theme or character; perfect for the younger child
  • Starfall.com – Educational site offering games that encourage reading, primarily designed for pre-K–2nd grade children