Reading and Learning Resources for Adults and Teens (updated often)

Tumbleweed Press has generously provided us with statewide access to these resources FREE through August 31, 2020.

– grade 7-12 ebooks

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


– all ages audio books

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


– romance novels for the older crowd

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


Online Puzzles


Harry Potter Digital Escape Room


Levar Burton Reads Twitter Livestream



Enjoy amazing art from the comfort of your screen with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


FREE access to Junior Library Guild Digital online reading platform

Elementary, Middle School and High school students have unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books.  Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.  (Logins may not be needed)

High School
Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE


Thanks to EBSCO, we have free access to Rosetta Stone through June 30, 2020. Username is augusta. Password is library-20.



Virtual School Activities – live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites

Museum and Library Coloring Pages

SciStarter – citizen science


Free college courses online:


Free Sling TV for a limited time:


The Zoo is temporarily closed, but we’re still caring for our animal AND human friends. Tune in on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CST, for live Virtual Visits where we will bring the Zoo to you with educational tidbits from our keepers and behind the scenes looks at some of your favorite animals.



Kansas residents have access to thousands of free digital books! The sources in the first three sections below require a Kansas Library eCard – drop by the library to sign up, and start reading or listening!

Which ones are compatible with your device?
Getting started – information for first-time users

Books from the last section are free to everyone!

Cloud Cloud Library – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages, includes large publishers
Enki Enki Library – Wide variety, includes self-published
Freading Freading – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages
RB Digital RB Digital – Popular fiction & nonfiction


Free to Everyone, Anywhere (Kansas Library eCard not required)
FREE Gutenberg Project Gutenberg – Classic literature
Librivox LibriVox – Classic literature on audio, read by volunteers
FREE Unite Unite for Literacy – Picture ebooks with audio



Kansas residents have access to a wealth of free information online – see the links below to a few of the most popular topics.

More Information and Complete List of Online Reference Resources ~

Many of these sources can be used from anywhere in Kansas without logging in! However, some products require individual accounts; just drop by the library to sign up for your Kansas Library eCard to get started.

Auto Repair Source – Cars and Trucks: Enter make, model & year for maintenance and repair information
HeritageQuest – Genealogy: Search U.S. census records and other publications
Fold 3 – Genealogy: Search U.S. military records
NoveList Plus – Reading: Find your next favorite book
Britannica – Encyclopedia: Classic, trusted source for users of any age
World Almanac for Kids – Interactive Search: For elementary age kids; explore the world of animals, art, history and more
Mailbox – Education: Lesson plans and activities for elementary teachers (and parents)
Learning Express – Self-Paced Learning: Create account for study, practice tests, computer skills and job search assistance
Mango Languages – Languages: Create account, choose a language to start learning
Health Reference Center – Medical: Current health topics, medical conditions and drug information


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