An Oak Park Public Library card gives kids access to all the kid-focused subscription-based online resources on this page, and more! All are designed to help make digital learning more interactive, more visual, and more fun. Need a card? Any Oak Park resident at any age can get one! Have more questions? Contact us now >

Online Resources

A fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, covering five centuries.

Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.

Comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

Information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and more.

Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks.

Cultural information on the countries of the world, includes a States Edition with U.S. state facts.

Covers the origins and rise of early civilizations, including daily life and customs, legal systems, and religion.

Narrated stories, games, reading practice, and a basic encyclopedia for young learners.

Full-text articles, news, and current events using grade levels or Lexile ranges for primary students.

Full-text articles, news, and current events using grade levels or Lexile ranges for middle and high school students.

Online videos and other media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments to bring history to life for students.

Features images, maps, and full-text articles on a wide variety of subject areas.

Find out about objects and ideas that have changed how we live today from the steam engine to the toothbrush.

Explore environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment, for middle and high school students.

Reach conversational proficiency in 72 languages, including English as a Second Language, good for tourists or beginners. A free app for iOS and Android is available.

Language program for children with games and learning activities.

Fiction and nonfiction book lists for children, award-winning titles, and books by grade-level or Lexile score.

Easy-to-read biographies, includes read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting, ideally suited for pre-K through 3rd grade researchers.

Life, physical and earth sciences information, including science fair help and ideas, for primary students.

Online videos and ebooks that allow students to master content-area knowledge in science and social studies while honing their literacy skills.

Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love, for primary school students.

Easy-to-read articles with a text-to-speech feature for middle and high school students.

Easy-to-read articles with engaging images, illustrations, interactive games, and activities for pre-school and primary school students.

An online version of the popular encyclopedia with articles, learning resources, and research tools.

Use one of the pre-generated timelines or create a timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.