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Circle Round Podcast
WBUR’s Circle Round is a podcast that adapts selected folktales from around the world into entertaining radio plays for kids. Stories include a transcript to read along, coloring page, musical instrument spotlight, and activities to enjoy together afterward.
Gale in Context: Elementary (Kids InfoBits (K-5))
Gale’s Elementary research tool is a stimulating, colorful resource for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Young learners can explore the visual topic tree to enjoy age-appropriate book, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as charts, graphs, pictures, and videos.
Library Journal provides news and information on all facets of library science, along with reviews of books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, databases, and websites. It is a leading publication on issues, trends, and efforts of public, academic and institutional libraries. Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.
NoveList K-8 is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and to engage young readers.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource that features book discussion guides, recommendations, reviews, award listings, series information, and more. Through an easy-to-use interface, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
OverDrive's Always Available Classics
Enjoy nearly 200 eBooks and audiobooks with no holds and no wait lists! These “Always Available Classics” include favorite tales for all ages that you can read anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Public Library Quarterly
Public Library Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal for public library leaders, staff, and friends. It addresses best practices, service models, case studies, marketing, fund-raising, budget tools, financial analysis, technology, quality programming, and more. Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.
Read It! is designed for students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material. Explore science, history, culture, civics, literature, and life skills, and enjoy worksheets, quizzes, and guides to support comprehension. Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.
School Library Journal
School Library Journal provides news, information and reviews for librarians and media specialists who serve children and young adults in school and public libraries. Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.
SelectReads allows library users to browse the newest CCPL titles in 40+ categories and to subscribe to newsletters to stay informed of additions to our collection. All titles link to the CCPL catalog so users can check availability or place a hold immediately.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes supplemental curriculum aimed to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.