K-8 & Kids

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Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse provides on-demand e-learning anytime, anywhere for all ages and levels. Features include Homework Help with live tutors, a 24-Hour Writing Lab, an Adult Learning Center, and a Foreign Language Lab and Spanish-speaking support.

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.        

Explora Secondary Schools

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle and high school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos.

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. 

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, and career development. These tools help improve scores in math, reading, writing, and on career certification exams.    

NASA Space Place (from NASA)

Enter a colorful and interactive fun zone of learning and discovery.  Here young learners can enjoy games, hands-on activities, informative articles, and engaging short videos about our planet and our solar system.   

NoveList K-8

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.    

PBS Learning Media

VPM and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers and students.  Search under Subjects for specific areas of school curriculum or by Grades for appropriate age-level materials.      

Read It!

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.  

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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

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.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online is an interactive language learning experience with a growing collection of 120 languages for English Speakers and ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 different languages. It supports all four core language learning skills, listening, reading, speaking, and writing for the beginner and the intermediate learner.