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Online Resources for Kids Grades K-6

Looking for educational resources for elementary-aged youth? 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 online here.
  • Britannica School Elementary*
  • Explora Kids*
    Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.
  • Ebooks Minnesota K-5 Collection*
    In this exciting compilation of titles for young readers, children will learn and explore fun, vibrant books on a wide range of topics.
  • 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.
  • BrainPop Jr. (K-3)
    A learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, which gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas, covering the topics of STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, Health and Arts. (Sign up for free 30 day access here.)
  • ReadBrightly Storytimes
    Follow along as educators read popular books on video and download reading guides for popular books.
  • PebbleGo
    PebbleGo is a curriculum-connected research tool specifically for elementary school educators and students. This tool is available through eLibraryMN.
  • hoopla
    This free streaming service offers no waiting period and access to many children’s materials. Immediately stream or download a large selection of titles.

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

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