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ABCmouse

With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–8). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

Britannica School

Elementary through high school students will find encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, educational games, and other learning resources that support student research. Access is provided by the California State Library.

Britannica Escolar

Estudiantes en la primaria y la secundaria descubrirán los artículos enciclopédicos, los recursos multimedia y otros materiales de aprendizaje que apoyan la investigación de los estudiantes y refuerzan la programación curricular. El acceso es provisto por la Biblioteca del Estado de California.

Gaming Websites

  • Scratch
    With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations online!

Great Websites for Kids

A compilation of websites geared for children ages 0 to 14. Browse sites that focus on animals, the arts & entertainment, history & biography, literature & languages, mathematics & computers, reference, science, and social sciences.

MET Kids

Visit the Metropolian Museam of Art in New York City by exploring the map of the museum, hopping in the time machine, or by watching "How-to" videos.

Nick Jr.

Play, learn, watch and have fun with Nick Jr. games, videos and activities!

PBS Kids

A website where young children can play games and watch videos of popular PBS characters.

Storybee

Listen to a story on this fun interactive site!

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books along with animated videos so that children can be read to with just the click of a book image on Storyline Online.

TeachingBooks.net

A comprehensive resource of youth book lists and guides to award-winning and diverse literature, literature lesson plans, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, readers' theatre scripts, and video book trailers. Access is provided by the California State Library. 

Toucan Valley Social Studies Fact Cards

Reference information for reports on: California Indians, California Explorers, California Missions & Mission Life, California Ranchos, California Governors, and California History by Decade (pre-1770 to present).