Lower Elementary School

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Betty White and dozens more. Each book includes supplemental curriculum as well. Videos can be viewed in YouTube or SchoolTube. Grades: K – 5 (via AASL)

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy pictures a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures. With a goal of cultivating a lifelong love of reading, Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. Grades: PK – 2 (via AASL)

JLG Digital

Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it’s our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students’ brains busy and blossoming. In the true spirit of our beloved libraries, these resources are available to ALL!

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Ebooks, read-to-me books, how-to-videos, informational videos. Free for 30 days.

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Read, Wonder, and Learn!

Authors read their stories online and suggest a follow up activity.

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Brain Pop

Make Any Room a Classroom. BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

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Offers traditional, meaningful storytelling to every child, parent, or teacher around the globe with access to the internet for free.

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International Children’s Digital Library

The International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is a free online library of digitized children’s books in 59 languages from various countries.

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Books, videos, and mini lessons ready to use at home for grades K-6.

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National Geographic Kids

Explore weird but true fun facts or learn about animals.

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KidLit TV

Welcome to the award-winning KidLit TV! Go on an adventure in a world of stories with us! We’re a trusted resource for parents, teachers, and librarians. 

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B&N Online Storytime

Explore our list of Online Storytime at Barnes & Noble.

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Wilbooks Free Online Books

As part of our commitment to early literacy we now offer over 1,000 of our titles for free to read online.

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Oxford Owl

Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home.

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Access digital libraries from TCS and TPL with your TCS student credentials through ClassLink!

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