By: Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director
Research, projects, and papers….oh, my!
We in the Youth Department can tell this new school year is officially in high gear. We are fielding all sorts of homework questions from kids and caregivers alike—and we love it! This is the time of year when your friendly librarians can help you and your child find the perfect book or the right resource to support your educational needs. Aside from our comprehensive juvenile non-fiction, biography, and fiction collections, we have a plethora of kid-friendly online resources available FREE 24/7 from home with your Glen Ellyn Public Library card. So, take a look at some of our favorite resources below. Who knows—they might come in handy the night before that big project is due!
Students in grades 2 through 8 will have the world at their fingertips—literally. Learn about history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world. Culturegrams features concise, reliable, and up-to-date information about the world’s countries. There are four different editions available, including a World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition and Provinces Edition.
New Book of Knowledge is that go-to research tool for students in grades 3 through 8. It is a generalized reference resource, which means it provides overviews of a variety of topics that are accessible and credible. Students will find a variety of digital nonfiction texts and articles across a wide range of core content areas. Information is organized by topic, grade, level and Lexile.
With the increase of STEM related research and school projects, ScienceFlix is the perfect resource for your child. Perfect for students in grades 3 through 8, ScienceFlix offers a mobile-ready interactive interface designed for those wanting to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Multimedia content is closely aligned with the latest science standards as well.
TrueFlix is an online resource for students in grades 3 through 8 providing digital books, texts, and videos that help student build knowledge of subject-area content. Offering information across a wide variety of topics that are aligned with 21st Century Skills and state standards, TrueFlix helps support student’s academic needs through inquiry and discovery.
To access the library’s complete list of online resources available for kids, simply click here!