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Online Resources – Students K-12

With your library card, you have access to tons of online e-books, resume writing tools, business information, and more — all for free! For help with using these resources, see the Tutorials tab on the right.

INSPIRE

Free for all Indiana residents, INSPIRE gives you access to many different resources, including encyclopedias, research information, e-books, and more.

Read a Book

Accelerated Reader

Search for books and take short tests about the books on your school’s computer.

 

Book Connections

Thousands of multimedia resources to go along with children’s books, including book trailers, movies with authors, discussion questions, and more.

Teaching Books

Thousands of e-books for children and teens, with special resources for educators.

 

Teen Book Cloud

Contains over 400 titles including YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.

Tumblebooks

A collection of animated, talking picture books for kids with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. 

Learn Something New

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help from 2-11 p.m. every day. Also includes online tutoring, writing feedback, flashcards, practice tests, lessons, and more, for both kids and adults.

Creativebug

Get ideas for your next craft! Includes hundreds of videos (including ones for kids) guiding you through projects for painting, sewing, knitting, baking, jewelry making, and more.

Culture Grams

Provides information on more than 200 countries, U.S. states, Canadian provinces and territories. 

Explora for Public Libraries

An online encyclopedia with articles on topics ranging from art to biographies to current events, science, and much more.

 

Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Prepares children ages 3-6 for Kindergarten through literacy-strengthening games, science experiment videos, printable craft activities, and more. Parents can monitor kids’ progress through weekly reports.

Points of View Reference Center

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue to help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.