Need help learning from home? Check out these resources to supplement your child's learning!
Online Library Resources are available for use by York County Public Library card holders. Some may require your library card number. Use the number located under the barcode on the back of your card without spaces. Don't have a library card? Learn how to apply by visiting our Library Cards page.
HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. The test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT. Spanish language homework help is also available.
EBSCO Explora Primary
Explora Primary Schools is a colorful and easy-to-use search tool designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Learn about endangered animals, famous musicians, space exploration and more! Explora Primary contains complete articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia entries written just for kids, and more than one million images of photos, maps and flags.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in kindergarten through grade 5. It provides age-appropriate access to newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics. Learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes.
LearningExpress Library 3.0
The Elementary School Learning Center is designed to help 4th and 5th graders do their best in math, reading, writing, and language. Improve your math skills in geometry, measurement & data, number & operations, and operations & algebraic thinking. Practice your language arts skills in informational reading, literature reading, and writing. Every question has a helpful answer explanation.
OverDrive for Kids
Our OverDrive eReading room for kids offers young readers a place of their own. The collection includes picture books, youth fiction and youth nonfiction. (No adult content will appear in the search results.) Kids can browse, sample, place holds, and borrow eBooks and audiobooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.
Transparent Language Online - KidSpeak
KidSpeak is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up. The program introduces children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese by teaching words and phrases suitable for the learners' age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon "friend" who speaks the language. KidSpeak works on computers, tablets, and phones.
TumbleBook Library is a collection for kids in grades K-6. It includes story books, read alongs, chapter books, non-fiction titles, books in Spanish, graphic novels, math stories, and National Geographic videos. TumbleBooks can be viewed in your browser or the TumbleBooks app. (Internet connection required.)
Recommended Educational Websites
This free, child-safe encyclopedia allows children to search and learn about their favorite subjects. Perfect for homework help, there are quizzes, videos and animations.
Khan Academy is a free online educational resource for students, teachers and parents. Khan offers lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP courses, SAT prep, and more. Students can practice skills with exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos. In response to the coronavirus, Kahn has released free daily learning schedules for students to keep learning using Khan Academy.
Khan Academy Kids
Khan Academy Kids is a free app for early learners ages two to seven with no ads and no in-app purchases. This app builds early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math skills. The app is available on iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon App store.
ReadWorks offers a free library of high-quality curated nonfiction and literary articles along with reading comprehension questions, audio for all reading passages and questions, and vocabulary supports. Reading passages are available for grades K-12.
Story Time from Space
Imagine astronauts on the International Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more ... it’s Story Time from Space!
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes a teacher’s guide.
Fun (and educational) Websites
View the beluga whales, whale shark, and more on the Georgia Aquarium’s live web cams.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Enjoy the sea otters as they frolic. Watch the leopard sharks glide through the kelp forest. Tune in to these live web cams and more at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
National Geographic Kids
Explore animals, watch videos, and play games at National Geographic Kids.
San Diego Zoo Kids
Enjoy meeting animal friends and reading their stories, watch live cams and videos, and play games at the zoo.