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E-Learning Resources

Discover how our Digital Library can help you and your family learn from home with our resources guide.


Storyline Online
Streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books.
Storytime from Space
Picture books are shared by astronauts in the International Space Station
Reading Rockets Reading Tips for Parents
A child's success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school. Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Our one-page parent tips offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.
Explaining Coronavirus to Children
Explaining Coronavirus by NosyCrow
A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Seeing People Wearing Masks Story
Seeing People Wearing Masks Story

Bad Kitty: Wash Your Paws
Bad Kitty: Wash Your Paws
A story and coloring book!

 Children's Resources

Brainfuse HelpNow
Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options. Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Novelist K - 8th Grade
Contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles.
The Wonder of the Day asks a question and then explores that question in a variety of ways, leading to exploration and discovery for the user.
Fact Monster Homework Help
Fact Monster provides reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids.
Making Science Make Sense
MSMS’s library offers a diverse collection of materials to support and nurture an interest in science.
Khan Academy
Free tutorials and videos to help increase understand of math and science.
Free Rice
Quizzes provided in a variety of subjects, including vocabulary, language learning, and geography.
Read, Write, Think
Access to language arts materials for educators, parents, and afterschool professionals is provided as well as student interactive materials.
PBS Learning Media
interactive lesson plans for students from pre-K through high school
Penguin Classroom
teaching guides and activity kits for Penguin books
Scholastic Learn at Home
activities, ebooks, and videos separated by grade level
Teachables (Scholastics)
Online Hub of 30,000 Ready-to-Use Printable Learning Resources for Every Subject | PreK-6.
Teach Your Monster To Read
learn to read computer game funded by Usborne Foundation
Pebble Go & Capstone Interactive
free access to Pebble Go & Capstone Interactive Databases
Authors Everywhere Youtube Channel
recent channel launched by youth authors, provides booktalks, art projects and other writing activities
read alouds, videos, crafts, activities, and book trailers
A collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games.
Free bookshelf now! Online digital library through June
Zoom Online Databases Pre-k-2:

Grades pre-k -6 online digital library:

Grades 5 -12 online digital library:

Mystery Doug
A starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home is now free;
And more!
Here is a list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to coronavirus.
Scholastics - Teachables

 Teen Resources

College & Career
America's Career Infonet
America’s Career Infonet explores various careers, industries, and occupations with video examples of workplaces, educational requirements, and possible funding sources.
College Board
Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the official website.
A free resource that provides information and links to scholarships, nationwide.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission provides assistance with financial aid and the college process.
Open Gears
A local teen- led organization! This organization provides webinars to promote STEM careers.
Above the Influence
A movement empowering young people to recognize and face the influences around us, including pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
The free birth control support network committed to helping you find a doctor and birth control method that meets your individual needs.
Mix It Up
Teaching tolerance-based international campaign encouraging students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries.
Planned Parenthood
A nonprofit organization committed to providing sexual health care throughout the united states.
Sex ed for the real world, specifically for teens and young adults.
English & Writing
Automatically creates a bibliography for you in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
Free Audiobooks
Free audiobooks to download all summer long, no library card required.
Lincoln List
Association of Illinois School Library Educators Lincoln Award books.
OWL Purdue
Provides the guidelines for MLA, APA, and Chicago style including the works cited, in text citations, paper formatting, and more.
Teen Top Ten
Young Adult Library Services Association award books, nominated by teens.
Social Studies & History
CIA Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications and more for over 250 world entities.
EyeWitness to History
Find first hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts, and more.
History Channel
Explore thousands of historical articles and videos.
National Archives
Explore our nation’s history through documents, photos, and records.
The American Experience
Select or search for a president to find biographical information.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
Encyclopedia of Earth
Explore information about the Earth, its natural environments, and interaction with society.
Khan Academy
Free tutorials and videos to help increase understand of math and science.
News, images, videos, and more from America’s space agency, pioneering the future in space exploration and scientific discovery.
Biography In Context
Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of historical and contemporary persons.
Study Help & Test Prep
Free practice tests for high school, college, and professionals as well as standardized tests and exams.
Brainfuse - HelpNow
Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options. Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Gale eBooks
A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
LearningExpress Library
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help customers, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed in required academic or professional exams.
MathMinds is an educational tutoring service located in Aurora, Illinois that aims to provide quality tutoring to underserved students and adults for free. We mainly provide free lessons for high school math, SAT/ACT, and computer science. Our tutors are from the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy (IMSA for short) which was rated 2018's number one public high school in the nation by Niche. All of the tutors have earned a minimum grade of an A in each of the subjects that they tutor with countless credentials like perfect SAT math scores, perfect ACT scores, and more.
Masterfile premiere
Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.
Test Prep Review
Free test prep questions and exams for a variety of career situations.
Teen-Led Resources
Teen Initiate is an innovative Teen-Led Teen-Driven™ (TLTD) program that provides teens with support and a space to innovate and lead while empowering younger teens and tweens in the process.
Bednarcik Jr High School's Environmental Club

Project Teal
A student-led movement to revitalize our democracy.