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Overdrive

Browse, check out, and download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos right to your home computer or mobile device! Click here  to view the entire catalog of titles and for full instructions.

Hoopla 

As a resident of Gates, you have access to Hoopla- a digital media service that allow you to  borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. 

SimplyE

The New York Public Library has taken steps to expand access to their online offerings. You may apply for a library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure.

TeenBookCloud

A collection of videos and books in a variety of different categories including e-books, read- alongs, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks brought to you by the New York Public Library.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos and Audio Books suitable for elementary grades, brought to you by the New York Public Library

TumbleBookLibrary

A K-6 children's ebook database brought to you by TumbleBooks.

TumbleMath

A K-6 math ebook database brought to you by TumbleBooks.

AudioBookCloud

An all ages audiobook database brought to you by TumbleBooks.

RomanceBookCloud

A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd brought to you by TumbleBooks.

Educational Resources for Children & Teens

ABCya

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. 

Beanstack

Beanstack allows you to receive a weekly book recommendation for you child (ages 0 to 12) in your email which comes with a learning tip and a link to our catalog to locate the book. There are other fun features like app recommendations and learning guides, which are lists of books, crafts, activities and more based on a theme. Beanstack also allows you to log your child's reading so you can keep track of what books they have read.

Britannica Academic Edition

An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

Code.org

Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth.

Coursera

Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses.

Flocabulary

An educational resource that brings hip-hop and videos for all subjects K-12 together!

FunBrain

Fun Brain is another good option for kids who want to learn online, but focuses on games and fun puzzles. Particularly focused on math and reading, Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit organization with free educational resources. During the school closures, Khan Academy has created guides, daily schedules and free webinars to be used by parents and teachers.

More about signing up here: https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040167432-How-can-Khan-Academy-be-used-for-remote-learning-during-school-closures-

Kids Infobits  

This database contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Provided by the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is another site that makes free online education applicable for younger users. For those looking for kid friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos keeps kids interested on this site.

Novelist K8 Plus

Novelist K8 Plus is a version of Novelist for children and middle school age readers. NoveList is a reader's dream come true! You can use NoveList Plus to find recommended reads, find book discussion guides, find author readalikes.

Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Visit the RMSC website for science videos and home experiment activities to keep science discovery happening at home! Be sure to check out their Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram pages for more videos and activities!

Ted Ed

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative that supports learning around the globe.

Time for Kids

Time is offering a free subscription to Time for Kids (a literacy magazine) at this time.

Vidcode

Normally requiring a subscription, Vidcode is a website that teaches students how to computer program and is currently offering their platform and curriculum for free at this time.

More about vidcode supporting students during school closures: https://about.vidcode.com/lovemyvidcode/2020/3/9/in-support-of-schools-facing-health-related-closure

Play Literary March Madness 2020: Book Series Edition

Presented by the New York Public Library

Need a distraction? Though the NCAA March Madness tournament is canceled, our Seventh Annual Literary March Madness competition begins this week. This year we’re pitting favorite book series—for both kids and adults—against each other and the winner is decided by you! Find out how you can join in with @NYPL on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram—just use the hashtag #LiteraryMarchMadness.

For more information, visit the New York Public Library wesbite.