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Children and Young Adult Services

TumblebooksTumbleBook Library--a collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles, quizzes, resources for kids, parents, & teachers.  Contact the Children's Department for more details. 


 

 

 

 

Great Start Connect- Local resouces for parents and caregivers

Homework Help

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These databases are available to all Michigan residents.  They may also be accessed with a Michigan Driver's License number from the Michigan e-Library.

Accessible from Home or in the Library

  • Bookflix--Beginning readers. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!
  • Britanicca School--Elementary, Middle, and High School levels. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
  • Britannica School, Learning Zone--Pre K - 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. 
  • Early World of Learning--Recommended for: Early elementary. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers.
  • eBook K-8 Collection--Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos--Recommended for: Early learners. A bilingual visual dictionary including
    thousands of images
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition --Recommended for: Middle and Junior High School. Full text. Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • InfoTrac Student Edition-- Recommended for: High School. Mostly full text. Over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Kids InfoBits -- Recommended for: K-6. All full text. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Learning Express Library--Recommended for: General user. Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading.
  • NoveList K8 Plus--Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.  Create your own reading wish list. 
  • World Book Kids-- Recommended for: Young learners. Contains eight major subject
    categories


 

Other On-line Databases Available  at the Owosso & Durand Memorial Branches

 

  • Grolier's On-line Encyclopedia (New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia, & Encyclopedia Americana). Available only at the Owosso Branch.

 

Questions and comments regarding this site should be sent to info@sdl.lib.mi.us.
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