Online reference 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
Early World of Learning
World Book Online’s Early World of Learning is a resource for preschoolers and children in early primary grades. It offers narrated stories, interactive games, songs and original videos that teach early childhood themes including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites and more.
EBSCO Cricket Media eBook Collection
This eBook collection offers a variety of age appropriate subjects suitable for children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade and aligns with Common Core guidelines. Titles can be read online, transferred to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible device, or downloaded as a PDF.
EBSCO K-8 eBook Collection
EBSCO offers eBook collections designed to engage the user in a wide variety of age appropriate subjects and disciplines. The K-8 Collection covers all subject areas taught in elementary and middle school. Titles can be read online, transferred to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible device, or downloaded as a PDF.
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 Kids InfoBits 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.
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.
Scholastic’s Learn at Home
This free resource provides 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, fun learning challenges, and virtual field trips. Activities are divided into four sections based on grade level and provide about three hours of learning per day. The website is accessible on any device that has internet access. No sign up is required.
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.