Resources for Kids
Library Card Required
Literacy & Learning
Simple concept, priceless rewards! The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten around age five. Learn more about registration and the benefits of this program!
Access thousands of ebooks, digital audiobooks, and emagazines for free with your library card. Choose from over 7,000 children’s items. Get these same materials on your iOS or Android device with the Libby app!
NoveList, designed specifically for young readers from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Find the perfect books to inspire a love of reading in your child!
Our STEAM Kits present a unique opportunity for hands-on learning. Use your library card to check one out and discover topics like robotics, coding, electricity, engineering, and more!
Open Access Websites & Local Resources
Literacy & Learning
A list of notable websites for children under 14, reviewed and compiled by a divisional committee of the American Library Association.
Numerous online or in-person programming workshops, free of charge. Different workshops for all ages and types of learners, on every topic from website design, to artificial intelligence, to internet safety and more! Includes resources for educators.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Many great resources and sites.
Explore basic music and sound concepts with these AI enhanced activities from Experiments with Google, a platform showcasing coding projects from coders around the world.
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.
Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four game levels.
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Topics include math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, etc., as well as grades K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
Over 200 free, online tutorials on a large variety of topics in numerous languages from the Goodwill Community Foundation.
Games and resources to support digital and media literacy in kids and teens.
Interactive science learning with videos, games, and articles.
Educational games and videos for children.
Resources for youth about staying safe on the internet from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
A national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. Includes resources for students, educators, and parents.
Health & Wellness
Provides young adolescents around the globe with medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming, and honest sex education they can access directly online—regardless of where they live or what school they attend. Also assists parents, guardians, educators, and health care providers around the globe to communicate effectively and honestly about sex and sexuality with the children and adolescents in their lives.
Age-appropriate information to guide you through separation and divorce. Be sure the information is correct for your province. Select your age group and explore content in others sections too.
All about how the body works, homework help, and more – just for kids.
Provides grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Cranbrook can play a season of sport.