Turn any day into a “learn from home” day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Login requires an Oak Park Public Library card and PIN.
History comes to life
African-American History Online: Covering five centuries, log in for a fresh way to find the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.
American Indian History: Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
Traveling the world, exploring new cultures
World Book for Kids: Easy-to-read stories with engaging images, illustrations, interactive games, and activities, for kids ages 3-11.
MUZZY: Colorful, interactive language learning site great for kids ages 5-9 includes guided visual exploration of Spanish, French, Italian, Korean(RR), Chinese Pinyin, German, as well as British and American English. Created by the BBC.
Full STEAM ahead
ScienceFlix: Explores science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features, and more for elementary and middle school students.
Storytimes on the go
Based on the Very Ready Reading Program used in all library storytime classes, Early Bird Readers is a digital early learning program to support parents, caregivers, and teachers. Each week, a children’s librarian will text a tip or activity to share with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with additional activity videos sent monthly.
Beginning new adventures, reading along
Adventure begins with ebooks and audiobooks: From nursery rhymes and classic tales to robots and pirates, young readers can explore fun books for all ages in a special reading section just for kids in the Libby app. Start your next adventure »
Read along on Hoopla: Young readers can follow along as text, pictures, and sound come to life in ebooks featuring their favorite characters—Pete the Cat, Doc McStuffins, beloved Disney and Marvel characters, and more. Audio tracks are synchronized with the read-along ebook pages to support and empower young readers. Start reading »
Just announced! Award-winning apps
Early learners and caregivers can play, learn, and explore with these apps, honored with an Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award by the American Library Association:
- Play and Learn Science: Kids can experiment with water, weather, physics, and light in this app’s digital environment, exploring scientific concepts while developing problem-solving skills. Produced by PBS Kids. Available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices.
- Coral Reef: Children ages 4-8 can explore the gritty, gross, gorgeous, and wondrous aspects of the reef ecosystem in this app, which offers vocabulary terms in more than 20 languages. Available on iOS devices.
- Lexi’s World: This app provides a gentle introduction to letters, words, animals, and actions, with a playful landscape that allows young children and caregivers ample opportunities for rich interaction with each other. Available on iOS devices.