Online Resources

Children’s Online Resources are library subscribed searchable databases for research on a variety of different reading levels.  You need your library card number, and in some cases, your pin number (usually the last four digits of your phone number). Using these resources is not the same as searching the web and is often the same as reading a magazine or a book scanned into the computer.

Searchable Databases

Kids InfoBits. Grades K-5. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, reference content and magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.

Grolier Online. Grades 3 and up. With over 55 million words, 50,000 websites, and several hundred thousand magazine articles, finding authoritative, age-appropriate and subject-specific information is easy. Users have access to award-winning databases, special features, multimedia presentations, an interactive atlas, dictionaries, and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Grades 4 and up. Read biographies and more online without leaving the comfort of your home  from books that you might also find on our reference shelves.  Titles include Encyclopedia of World Biography and the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History.

Downloadable Audio and Ebooks

Tumblebooks. Target Audience: Read to Me’s. An online animated collection of of animated, talking picture books, chapter books, games, and more.

Overdrive. Target Audience: Preschool to Adult. Overdrive can be used to download both eBooks and Audiobooks for all devices. If you have a smartphone or an advanced tablet–like device like an iPad or a Kindle Fire you can install an app which enables you to download directly to your device.

Freading. Target Audience: Preschool to Adult. If you are looking for downloadable picture books, the popular Classic Starts series, the Big Nate series and a whole lot more, this is your source!   This site uses a token system. Each person is given ten tokens a week. Books cost one, two or four tokens, depending on the value of the book assigned by the publisher. For example, each book in the popular Big Nate series costs four tokens.  Freading users must install Adobe Digital Editions software before downloading books.

OneClickDigital.  Target Audience: Preschool to Adult. Has audiobooks only, but some great titles for children, like Ivy and Bean, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Freddy the Detective and more.