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Featured eResources for Kids

Need help with homework? The library is here to help you — even when you can’t make it to the library! We have online learning resources, encyclopedias, and databases. Use them in the library or at home with your library card. Ask a librarian at a desk or by calling 781.933.0148 if you need help using the following resources.

Learning Online

Tutor.com

Tutor.com is an online tutoring company that connects students to tutors (real, live people!) in an online classroom. The service offers on-demand and scheduled tutoring to students in grades K through 12 and college. It’s available 361 days of the year from 3 pm until 10 pm. Other services include essay and resume drop-off.

Pronunciator

With 80 languages to choose from and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator helps you build conversational skills. Try interactive online drills and quizzes, and download audio lessons and phrasebooks. Features include:

  • ProLive- hundreds of live, weekly conversation classes led by qualified native speakers;
  • ProCitizen- a comprehensive citizenship prep course featuring 100 instructional videos; and
  • ProTour- hundreds of cultural videos highlighting culture destinations in major world cities.

 

Research

Britannica Encyclopedia

Access the encyclopedia online! Try these various entry points to research in a way that works for you:

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The easy-to-use graphic interface helps students find full-text, age-appropriate magazine and reference articles.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo introduces early learners to database and research concepts. Use its graphic interface to find information about animals, Earth & space, biographies, social studies, and dinosaurs. Access hundreds of articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home.

 

Digital Books and Book Recommendations

Hoopla

Borrow free digital video, music, and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.

NoveList

Trying to decide what to read next? NoveList can recommend titles and authors based on books you have enjoyed or descriptions you provide. Browse themed book lists, award lists, and websites for more ideas. NoveList contains materials for all ages, from childhood through adulthood.

Overdrive

Borrow free digital books and audiobooks with your library card! Try the new Libby app to browse and borrow hundreds of books for all ages.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

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