Reading and Learning Resources for Kids (updated often)

From Ranger Rick: “We are making our website free to all visitors through the end of June. We have also made the current digital editions of our magazines free to the public for the next few months.”

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.

– K-6 children’s ebooks

Username: tumble735
Password: books


– K-6 math ebooks

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

– all ages audio books

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6



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)

Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE

Middle School
Username: JLGMID
Password: JLGFREE


For Kids

Storyline Online  – short videos; favorite children’s books read by actors

Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere

Day by Day – Different activities every day!

Read Alouds and other live online events

Scholastic Learn at Home

PBS Learning Media: PreK-12 Resources for School Closures


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

Museum and Library Coloring Pages

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)



BTSB’s Educational  Resources For At Home Learning Web Page


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!

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
Just for Kids
Britannica EStax Britannica E-stax – Nonfiction and activities for kids
BookFlix BookFlix – Paired storybook and nonfiction. Click to play online now!
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

From the Cosmosphere:

Peanuts and NASA:A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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