Reading and Learning Resources for Kids (updated often)
Digital editions (requires email address)
Time For Kids magazine
Tumbleweed Press has generously provided us with statewide access to these resources FREE through August 31, 2020.
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)
Storyline Online – short videos; favorite children’s books read by actors
Day by Day – Different activities every day!
Read Alouds and other live online events
Virtual School Activities – live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites
SciStarter – citizen science
|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)|
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.
Mango Languages – Languages: Create account, choose a language to start learning
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!
Books from the last section are free to everyone!
|Cloud Library – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages, includes large publishers|
|Enki Library – Wide variety, includes self-published|
|Freading – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages|
|RB Digital – Popular fiction & nonfiction|
|Just for Kids|
|Britannica E-stax – Nonfiction and activities for kids|
|BookFlix – Paired storybook and nonfiction. Click to play online now!|
|Free to Everyone, Anywhere (Kansas Library eCard not required)|
|Project Gutenberg – Classic literature|
|LibriVox – Classic literature on audio, read by volunteers|
|Unite for Literacy – Picture ebooks with audio|
From the Cosmosphere: