Library Databases & Online Resources for Kids (& Parents)

eReading Room for kidsKids audiobooks and eBooks

A safe environment within your digital library.

Kids need a safe environment to browse the library. Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we worked with our library partners to develop appealing, user-friendly digital kids rooms for your OverDrive-powered eBooks and audiobooks.



Libby (Overdrive for your phone or tablet)

Get the Libby app




novelist-k-8Novelist K-8

Find an age appropriate book at your library




Reading Lists by Age

Check out this great resource provided by Sonoma County Library.




1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.




Book, Play, Child, Reading, Baby, Early LearningBabies Need Words Booklist

A PDF you can print out and bring with you to the library




School Center.Learning Express School-Center

Help for students in elementary, middle, and high school – improve math, reading, writing, science skills, and more. Extra help with assignments and test preparation.


elementary-school-exploraElementary Schools Explora.

Learning for primary school students.



middle-school-exploraMiddle Schools Explora.

Research for middle school students.



Proquest –  try using Proquest for your searches instead of Google




Discover and Go MuseumsDiscover & Go.

Free & discounted tickets to Northern California museums for library card holders!


Britannica SchoolBritannica School

Welcome to Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Britannica EscolarBritannica Escolar

Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. 

Other Fun Online Resources for Kids

(Some lists and links compiled by Whatcom County Public Library, Bellingham, WA) 


Fun and Games:

Good Books:

Children’s Authors and Illustrators:

Family Media Guide:

  • Alliance for Childhood
    The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
  • Common Sense Media
    Family friendly entertainment guide
  • Growing With Media
    Practical articles and tips on how to enhance your child’s media experience.
  • Kids Source Online
  • Parent’s Choice
    The Parents’ Choice Awards Committees search out and recommend products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally – fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. Children’s media that helps children.
  • Plugged In
    Movie ratings with detailed information in the language, nudity, sex and violence categories. Also rates music and TV shows.

Other Resources:

  • Healthy Sleep
    Check out this article on the importance of reading bedtime stories for early childhood literacy, along with tips on getting a good night’s sleep.



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