Literacy Resources

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Free Resources for Kids and Families with your Library Card

Start your reading journey! Use these resources curated by our librarians to support learning and literacies for children.

Online Resources

searchbar graphicResearching for a school project? Massachusetts Statewide Databases for children offers curated, age-appropriate resources such as PebbleGo, Britannica Fundamentals, Britannica Escolar, Britannica School, Gale In Context Elementary and Gale In Context Middle School.

Apps and More

Get awesome free ebooks, comics, audio books and kids magazines on the Libby app! Search the "guide:kids" section for kid-friendly media.

If you want even more fun, check out Hoopla! Switch on the "Kids" filter to find ebooks, comics, audio book, tv shows, movies and music.

Kanopy Kids is Kanopy's curated collection of movies, shows and videos for children. Select the "Kids" view for content that's educational, age-appropriate and allows unlimited viewing.

Summer Reading Program

In June, sign-up for our all-ages annual Summer Reading Program for a chance to win prizes.

2024's Theme: Read, Renew, Repeat.

Finding the Right Book - For Parents

Review Journals

Looking for a good book? Browse reviews of new releases from some of our librarian's favorite journals: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, the Horn Book Review and School Library Journal.

Read-a-likes on Novelist

Use the Novelist K-8+ search to find children's books and media, based on what they already love! Filter results based on genre, creator, reading level and more for tailored recommendations.

Common Sense Media

Use Common Sense Media to review Books, Movies, TV, Games, Podcasts and Apps for your family

Common Sense is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and empowering parents by providing trustworthy reviews and recommendations of children's media.

Purchase Requests

Don't see what you are looking for on our shelves or in our catalog? Make a purchase request by filling out this form!

Children's Book Lists and Awards

Discover exceptional children's books through the American Library Associations (ALA's) list of prestigious book awards. These accolades celebrate outstanding and diverse contributions to children's literature.