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Online Resources for Early Learners

Looking for educational resources for early learners? The following learning tools are offered free-of-charge.

  • OverDrive eBooks for Kids*
    Many eBooks are available for free download, including those for beginning readers, audiobooks and read-alongs! Those who have a library card can start downloading eBooks by entering their card number. Adults who don’t have a card can sign up for an Instant Digital Card on the sign-in screen.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
    Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
  • Audible for Kids
    For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
  • TumbleBook Library
    TumbleBook Library is offering free access to its eBook database, which helps children build reading, math and literacy skills, now through August 31, 2020. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home. Your children can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
  • ReadBrightly Storytimes
    Follow along as educators read popular books on video.

*Denotes tools that require entering your library card number for access.

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