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Online Resources

Children’s Online Resources are library subscribed searchable databases for research on a variety of different reading levels. To get the Searchable Databases you must be at a computer located in New York State. Using these resources is not the same as searching the web and is often the same as reading a magazine or a book scanned into the computer. For the Audio eBooks and Movies,  you need your library card number and your pin number (usually the last four digits of your phone number).

Searchable Databases

Kids InfoBits. Grades K-5. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, reference content and magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.
Britannica School. Grades K-adult.  Searchable database specifically for Grades K-5, Middle and High School.  Has images, articles and video on a variety of topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library. Grades 4 and up. Read biographies and more online without leaving the comfort of your home  from books that you might also find on our reference shelves.  Titles include Encyclopedia of World Biography and the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History.

Audio, Ebooks and Movies

Kanopy for Kids.  Help our kids learn and grow with our new streaming video service.  Kanopy Kids is an educational, enriching and enertaining service that allows you to stream hundreds of videos for free.  All you need is your Larchmont Public Library card to start watching and discover your new favorite videos.  It is compatible with android, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, chromecast and fire tablet.
Tumblebooks. Target Audience: Read to Me’s. An online animated collection of of animated, talking picture books, chapter books, games, and more.
Overdrive. Target Audience: Preschool to Adult. Overdrive can be used to download both eBooks and Audiobooks for all devices. If you have a smartphone or an advanced tablet–like device like an iPad or a Kindle Fire you can install an app which enables you to download directly to your device.
Freading. Target Audience: Preschool to Adult. If you are looking for downloadable picture books, the popular Classic Starts series, the Big Nate series and a whole lot more, this is your source!   This site uses a token system. Each person is given ten tokens a week. Books cost one, two or four tokens, depending on the value of the book assigned by the publisher. For example, each book in the popular Big Nate series costs four tokens.  Freading users must install Adobe Digital Editions software before downloading books.

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