Use these free research tools using your library card or go to educational websites to play. Check out Research and Homework Help for even more great tools.

Books and education

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital: Search for fun e-books, movies, music, tv shows and graphic novels for kids on Hoopla.

Explora Canada for Primary Schools

Explora Canada for Primary Schools: Designed with elementary school students in mind, you can get access to useful articles for elementary school research, homework and projects.

NoveList K–8 Plus

NoveList K–8 Plus: NoveList provides book and author read-a-likes so you can find new books that match what you like to read.

Games and learning

Scratch Coding

Scratch coding: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Scratch Jr

Scratch Jr: ScratchJr is a free introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. ScratchJr is available as a free app for both iPad and Android tablets. ScratchJr is a collaboration between the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, and the Playful Invention Company.

TVO Kids

TVO Kids: Play tons of fun free games on the TVO Kids website. Little ones will learn something new by entering new colourful worlds that sharpen their math, language, and critical thinking skills.

CBC Kids

CBC Kids: Let your child's imagination grow with fun games and activities on the CBC's website for kids. Learn, play, and discover with our nation's number 1 national public broadcaster.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids: Kids can learn about the wilder world from National Geographic's website for kids. Get tons of interesting facts about animals and the environment in a kid-friendly format while playing educational games, taking useful quizzes and more.


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