Kids Virtual Library Resources


Kids Code

Code.org - Learn computer science today. Get started coding today. Our courses and activities are free! It’s easier - and way more fun - than you ever thought. Create an account to save your projects.

Scratch can teach you how to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people (ages 8-16) learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Vidcode is an online coding platform! We’re research-backed and winner of the 2020 Parents’ Choice Award. Any students (10 years old and up) who want to learn to code! Students will learn JavaScript programming through creative projects. Check out examples of previous student work to get an idea of what you’ll be making.


Kids Read

NoveList Plus Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres.

Overdrive provides access to over 30,000 ebooks and audiobooks. Use an e-reader, tablet or a phone. No fines. Easy to use. You can enjoy many titles immediately online or download them for offline use.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format. Also included are Read Alongs, Non Fiction Books, Picture Books in French and Spanish, and Puzzles & Games.


 

Kids Read-Alouds & Art Classes

Dav Pilkey at Home is a a free online video series created by Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series featuring read-a-louds, drawing lessons and other kid-friendly fun.

Draw Every Day with JJK is a site launched by kids' illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka that includes a daily drawing class where kids can learn different drawing skills. Each class is 20 minutes long and teaches various drawing techniques.

“Goodnight With Dolly” web series featuring Dolly Parton reading Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.

Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing.

PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube. Celebrities and authors read aloud from their favorite books.

Story Time From Space features astronauts reading children's books from the International Space Station.

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.