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eBooks and Audiobooks

Axis 360

Youth ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. (Grades K – 8)

Hoopla

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, as well as streaming music and videos. Hoopla has content for all ages, so we suggest activating Kids Mode for kid-friendly browsing. Learn how to activate Kids Mode. (Grades K – 8)

Tumblebooks

Picture books and activities that go with those books. (Grades Pre-K – 5 )

Bookflix

Classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks. (Grades Pre-K – 3)

Homework Help

Brainfuse HelpNow

Access to chat with a live and certified tutor from 3:00pm–11:55pm on any subject. (Grades K – 12)

Brainfuse LearnNow

Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, Civil Service, NCLEX, TOEFL, and more.

JSTOR

JSTOR is a digital library that provides full-text searches of almost 2000 journals. Create an individual account to search and read academic articles online. Here are some handy guides to help you get started with JSTOR for research. (Grades 6 and up) 

JSTOR Daily (daily.jstor.org) is an online magazine that provides context and background to news stories and current affairs. It publishes short and long posts from journalists and academics, and all pieces link to journal articles on JSTOR for deeper reading.

Tynker

Tynker is a computer programming site with many block-based and game-based coding activities that provide a fun and easy way for kids to build coding skills. To get started with Tynker, set up a parent account and a child account for each child on Tynker.com, then provide your child with their login information. (Grades 4 and up)

Other Online Resources

Access all of our homework help eResources.

Language Learning

Mango Languages

Mango provides basic and in-depth lessons for English speakers, with over seventy languages for you to choose from. It also includes ELL instruction for nineteen languages. Mango also provides placement testing to make sure you're placed in an appropriately challenging level within a language course. To track your progress, create a profile when you log in.

Videos for Education and Entertainment

Kanopy Kids

Read-along stories, educational videos, and TV shows.  (Grades K – 5) 

Digital Magazines

Flipster Digital Magazines

Read over 30 popular magazines in your browser or app. Flipster lets you access many magazines for kids, including Ask, Babybug, Cicada, Click, Cricket, Ladybug, Muse, Ranger Rick, Spider, Sports Illustrated Kids, Twist, and Zoo Books, and more.

Libby

Libby provides over 3,000 popular magazine titles. You can borrow titles through the Libby app and the Digital Library of Illinois website.

PressReader

Keep up with what's going on around the world with access to thousands of magazines and newspapers using the PressReader app. PressReader has many publications specifically for kids and tweens, in English and in many other languages, including Chinese, Spanish, French, and Russian.