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Literacy & Learning

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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!

Library 2 Go

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!



Looking for the perfect novel to suit your mood? Want to find reliable book reviews? Desperate to find other authors that are similar to your favourite? Check out NoveList, a robust database of books and authors, recommended reading lists, book discussion ideas, and book reviews for all ages to find your next great read!
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Library of ThingsSTEAM Kits

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

Association for Library Service to ChildrenALSC’s Notable Children’s Digital Media

A list of notable websites for children under 14, reviewed and compiled by a divisional committee of the American Library Association.

Canada Learning Code

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.

Chrome Music Lab

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.


Funbrain Games

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.

Be Internet Awesome.Interland

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.



Kahn Academy

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.

Learn Free

Over 200 free, online tutorials on a large variety of topics in numerous languages from the Goodwill Community Foundation.


Media Smarts

Games and resources to support digital and media literacy in kids and teens.

National Geographic Kids

Interactive science learning with videos, games, and articles.

PBS Kids

Educational games and videos for children.



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RCMP – Internet Safety Resources

Resources for youth about staying safe on the internet from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers.

Reading Rockets

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.

Families Change

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.


KidSport Cranbrook

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.