Hey, Kids! Looking for a cool website about volcanoes? We found one! How about some help on your homework? Check out our Homework Help sites! We’ve found sites with games, cool graphics and lots of interesting information — and they’re all just for you!
You’ll need your library card number to get into some of these sites. For those sites, you can use either a Durham County Library card or your Durham Public Schools Student ID number (SLAM ID).
Free, digital access to magazines just for kids! Read full magazines on your computer or mobile device. With unlimited copies and checkouts, issues are always available. Help & More Info
MUZZY Club is the online version of the award-winning language course for children developed by the BBC. Durham County Library patrons now have access to a second language – at home, at grandma’s house, in the library, at school – anywhere there is an internet connection. (Note: If you are accessing Muzzy from outside of a Durham County Library location, you will need to enter your 14-digit library card number when asked for “Login ID.”) More info…
Online tutoring for a large number of subjects. With HelpNow, tutors and students work together in real-time in an online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can share files in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to writing tutors any time of the day. Help & More Info
Gale in Context: Elementary (previously Kids InfoBits)
Search for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Includes easy-to-understand articles from over one hundred children’s magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
National Geographic Kids
Full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present. You’ll also find hundreds National Geographic Kids books, kid-friendly images and videos and a section to explore topics such as animals, the environment, places and more. Help & More Info
If you’re looking for a good book to read, NoveList Plus is for you. Just tell it the name of a book you liked and it will recommend other books you may like. You can search by author, title, series name, plot and lexile level. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners. Help & More Info
DCL Summer Reading
Durham County Library’s Summer Reading pages is active during the summer months to track you reading so you can win great prizes.
Please Note: These websites have been recommended by our staff and other library professionals as sites of interest to children. The staff of the Durham County Library believes that each individual must accept personal responsibility for determining the suitability and appropriateness of information obtained through the Internet. We hope that parents and children will explore the exciting world of the Internet together. Lots of Internet sites list web pages for children, and we do not intend to replace them. Just as we recommend our favorite books, we like to recommend our favorite web sites and we hope you enjoy them!