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Just for Kids

On the shelf

Looking to entertain your child? View our collection of kids books, magazines, movies and more!

Online

Explore our collection of digital resources for kids anytime, anywhere, from your computer or mobile device:

Beanstack

Beanstack lets you track independent reading time, and help build a culture of reading.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services, academic support, collaborative and self-study tools for students K-12 as well as adult learners. Real-time online tutoring in support of the K-12 Canadian curriculum is available every day from 2-11 pm.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Launchpads

Launchpads are tablets that come preloaded with content suitable for children aged 3-10 years old. Their interactive, multimedia content is curated and bundled together by age, subject and themes.

L'Encyclopedie Decouverte

L’Encyclopedie Decouverte provides French speaking students with access to the colourful and interactive French-language WorldBook Encyclopedia online. Perfect for beginner French speaking students.

Little Pim

Little Pim is the leading language learning program for kids age 0-6, developed by Mango Languages. Access learning videos in 12 languages, a parent/teacher guide, printable lessons and fun activities. 

LOTE (Languages Other Than English)

LOTE Online for Kids allows kids to enjoy the magic of over 1300 books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English), both in library branches and at home. Books are available in over 45 languages. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids provides 200 National Geographic Kids books, full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, and more than 500 pictures that you can freely download for educational use.

Novelist Plus K-8

Novelist Plus K-8 is a readers’ advisory resource designed to help young readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.  Novelist Plus K-8 provides reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction.

Tumblebook Library Premium

The Tumblebook Library Premium collection has over 1,100 titles for children grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles and more

Download on the App Store

TVO's Digital Learning Resources

TVO’s Digital Learning Resources complement learning and are created with Ontario educators to maximize engagement, relevance, and student success.

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia supplies students with reliable information for homework. Provides online research tools including encyclopedia articles, educator tools, ebooks, illustrations, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, and more. Includes Spanish and French language databases as well.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science

UXL Encyclopedia of Science 3rd ed. opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. 

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Programs?

Explore programs for children here, or visit our What’s Happening menu for our calendar of events and more!

Board games and tech for kids?

Visit our Library of Things for all kinds of fun and unusual things you can borrow from the library!

Kids Reasons 2 Read Blog

Stumped with finding books you’re hoping your kids will like? Are you hoping to turn your kids on to books and aren’t sure where to start? Look no further than this blog for all kids reading needs.