With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.
Kids' printable worksheets for a variety of subjects.

Education Place
Current events, brain teasers, textbook helpers, and more.

Kids Click
A search engine created by librarians just for kids!

Kids Search
EBSCO resources selected specifically for primary and middle school students.
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A kid-friendly interface to EBSCO resources for elementary school aged children.
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Fun Websites

Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games.

Fun Brain
Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

Highlights Kids
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments.

National Geographic Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

PBS Kids
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning.

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

Star Fall
Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

History & Social Studies

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
A great source for kids to find out more about the U.S. government.

DK Find Out!
Facts and quizzes about historical events, in a fun, child-friendly format.


Literacy Central
Reading is Fundamental provides a site packed with an activity lab, game station, book zone, and more.

Book clubs, activities, videos, and more


AR BookFinder   Search for AR book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. 
OverDrive for Kids
Same OverDrive service that you love, now just for kids!
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TumbleBook Library
Story books, chapter books, videos, read-alongs, games, puzzles, and Accelerated Reader quizes. 
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TumbleBook Cloud Jr.
Story books, read-alongs, videos, audio books, and graphic novels.
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Reading Lists

2x2 Reading List
The 2x2 Reading List is a project of the Children’s Round Table, a unit of the Texas Library Association, charged with producing a list of 20 recommended books for children, age 2 to grade 2.

Texas Bluebonnet Award

A reading program sponsored by the Texas Library Association that produces a yearly list of 20 distinguished books for children, grade 3 to grade 6.


Cool Math 4 Kids
Tons of fun interactive lessons, games, and more. 

Math Playground

An action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun! 

Web Math
Are you stuck on a math problem? Try this site for some online tutorials. 


Science in Context
Gale science database for kids.  Articles, videos, and even science experiments!
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Provides many excellent project ideas, as well as tips for completing them.
The American Museum of Natural History presents information on a wide variety of science topics.

Science News for Kids
Offers timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, web resources, and other useful materials. 

Climate Kids
NASA website just for kids, all about our climate and natural resources. Features games, projects, and videos.

NASA for Students, K-4
NASA website with news about their latest projects, for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Has games, stories, photos, and videos.

NASA for Students, 5-8
NASA website with news about their latest projects, for students in 5th through 8th grade. Has games, stories, photos, and videos.