Digital Library for Kids

Resources Available with Your Library Card

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  • Early Learning from World Book is an online learning resource with photos, videos, games, and activities for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades
  • Hoopla offers on-demand digital ebooks, comics, audiobooks, video, and music with no waiting
  • With unlimited plays, Kanopy Kids has on-demand movies, tv series, and picture books for children aged preschool and up
  • Libby, from Overdrive, offer ebooks and audiobooks, accessible from your smartphone or tablet
  • Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which children can read, or have read to them

Online Resources for Kids and Parents

  • The Somerville Public Library has a YouTube channel!
  • KidLit TV aspires to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading
  • The mission of the nonprofit Khan Academy is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere
  • NatGeo@Home is offering quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources to inspire family exploration
  • PBS Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being
  • A project of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
  • Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media