Ten Library Resources for Families & Kids to Access From Home

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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Here are ten great ways to keep young minds active, creative, and learning

While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card. That means that they can use their cards to access ALL our online resources, so long as you have your library card number and PIN (you don’t need the physical card).

If a student doesn't have a physical library card and doesn't know their PIN, they can email us to verify the student’s name, address and school, and we’ll look up their library card number and PIN.

Here are ten great ways to keep young minds active, creative, and learning.

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Students (and parents!) can get help in math, science, English, social studies, writing, and LAUSD homework packets. Professionally trained and experienced tutors work online with students in grades K-12, 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Read and listen to a variety of books in 7 different languages.

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Read, watch and listen to books and book videos! This fun Scholastic website reinforces reading skills for early readers, reluctant readers and English language learners for grades preK-3.

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Storytimes to Watch at Home

Enjoy recorded storytimes featuring Miss Lauren, Miss Ednita, Miss Graciela and many more from around the city to watch at home. We also have a guided storytime so you can create your own version at home.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy has over 26,000 documentaries and feature films including over 1,000 producers such as Criterion Collection, Great Courses, and the BBC. Kanopy Kids has unlimited plays, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.

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Kids' e-Books

OverDrive offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks, comics, magazines and videos. OverDrive Kids offers a special section just for young readers.

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ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4-9. Hundreds of science topics with great information and videos.

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Formerly Kids InfoBits. Resource designed for K-5 students. Provides age-appropriate magazine & news articles, videos, images, and graphs. Students can dive into elementary subjects by exploring categories like Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology and more.

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Britannica School

This digital resource is a three-part multi-subject encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students. Also Britannica Escolar offers the resourse in Spanish.

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World Book Kids

Lesson plans incorporate a variety of core curriculum subjects and include discussion questions and an assessment rubric. World Book Kids will help kids do age-appropriate research. Designed for grades 1-4.