Resources For Parents
We are accepting book returns in our silver book returns on either side of the front doors, on the exterior of the building. Contactless pickup is available in the lobby and you may come inside to browse a limited selection of materials in our new browsing area.
Check out our online resources including:
- Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks. Browse what ebooks are available right now with the Libby app or your web browser. Click Kids to browse the kids collections.
- Kanopy for independent films and documentaries. Browse the curated collection for kids by clicking "Go to Kanopy Kids" on the top right side of the homescreen of the web browser or by clicking "More" on the bottom right side of the app on your device app.
- Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics. Access Hoopla Kids Mode in your Hoopla app settings and browse video, music and books suitable for children up to 12 years old. You may want to browse these categories: Children's Educational Books, Read, Watch & Listen for Kids, Read Along Children's Books, Tween Central and videos based on picture books.
- Tumblebooks with read-along picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books & graphic novels for kids
- Flipster with a selection of magazines that can be read online
- Rosetta Stone for learning a new language
- Lynda with more than 3,000 online courses in a wide variety of subjects
Temporary FREE access has been given to these educational resources:
- ABCmouse- Educational games, books, puzzles and songs for kids & toddlers. Free trial for 30 days
- Audible (Kids)- While schools are closed, all children's titles are free to stream. Stream to your desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet
- BrainPOP- Temporary free access while schools are closed to educational content for students in K-12
- JLG @ Home- Free and unlimited access to e-books
- Khan Academy- Expert created content and resources in every subject for students in K-12. Free while schools are closed
- Knowbuddy- Free access to a variety of nonfiction e-book titles for children
Other free resources:
- Children's Authors Read Alouds & Activities- A list of over 50 virtual author activities
- CAMathories- Animated math stories and games
- Girls Who Code at Home- Download CS educational activities for free and learn to code at home!
- Highlights Kids- Read, play games, conduct cool science experiments and much more!
- Kate Messner- Read, Wonder & Learn- A collection of resources curated by children's book author Kate Messner including links to read-alouds, drawing/writing mini lessons and more. New resources added daily
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems- Join author/illustrator Mo Willems in his studio everyday at 1 pm for some doodling fun
- Magic Tree House Kids- Explore the books online and play fun games related to the beloved series!
- Maker Camp- Fun and educational project ideas using minimal materials you can find at home
- Playtime Playlist- A comprehensive list of family friendly music for children
- Scholastic Learn at Home- 20+ days of exciting articles, videos, fun learning challenges and other exciting at home learning experiences
- Storyline Online- Listen to some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars
- Storytime From Space- Listen and watch astronauts on the Space Station reading stories and conducting science experiments