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.
Beanstack is an innovative new way to connect children and their families with books that match each child’s interests, age and reading level. Every week, a book in the library’s collection will be suggested specifically for each registered child based on the information customers provide in their online profile. Recommendations are sent by email and are also available via an online profile that families can access anytime. In addition, each recommendation is accompanied by a learning guide containing helpful tips, background information, and activities to encourage engagement and critical thinking. 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…
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten and beyond — with a smile — by introducing key concepts in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art and music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is the only online solution that helps children learn while having fun AND provides parents with tools to measure their child’s progress. More info >>>
Live, on-demand 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.
Digital magazines including Highlights for Children, Muse, High Five Bilingue, Cricket and Ask. You can read the magazines on your computer, or download them with the Zinio for Libraries app for reading offline on your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle HD/HDX devices.
Digital magazines for kids including Boys’ Life, Girls’ Life, Sports Illustrated Kids, Ranger Rick and Ladybug. Read magazines on your computer, phone or tablet with a web browser, or download to your iPad, Android device or Kindle Fire tablet with an app.
Search for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. InfoBits 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.
NoveList Plus K-8
If you’re looking for a good book to read NoveList K-8 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.
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.
- Novelist K-8
Reader’s advisory service for fiction and nonfiction titles, designed to support kids’ pleasure reading and school work. Searchable by author, title, series name, plot, and lexile level. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners. You’ll need your library card number to see this site if you are not in a library building.
- Free Booknotes.com
- Pronunciator Language Learning
- CIA World Factbook
- Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
- The Why Files
- Ask Dr. Math
- Discovery Channel School
- American Memory
- Library of Congress Presents: America’s Story from America’s Library
- Sesame Street
- Cartoon Network
- Pokemon World
- PBS for Kids
- Discovery Kids
- Discovery School’s Puzzlemaker
- Harry Potter – Warner Brothers Official Site
- Harry Potter – JK Rowling Official Site
- Harry Potter – Scholastic Books
- Captain Underpants
- The Arthur Page
- Children’s Television Workshop
- The Color
- Between the Lions
- ALA Great Web Site for Kids
- ALA Great Web Sites: Fun for Younger Children
- ALA Great Web Sites: For Kids by Kids
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!