How to find Materials to Help with Homework brochure


The Center for Interactive Learning is providing FREE, LIVE, INTERACTIVE learning for students in grades K-6 starting March 23. You must register for this and you can do so from their homepage.

Khan Academy Khan Academy offers free lessons in a variety of subjects and for learners of all ages. Covering topics from simple math to coding to Advanced Placement (AP) help, Khan Academy is sure to have something for you!

Scholastic Teachables—A vast collection of information, lesson plans, and worksheets for a variety of subjects, searchable by grade, subject, and more. For grades K-8. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.

World Book has made all of their online resources available for free until April 30. Find learning for all ages in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish!
Use username: wbsupport and password: distancelearn to access!

Scholastic, a trusted resource for children’s books and learning for many years, has put together this FREE resource for learning at home.

For kids and teens whose interests lay in coding and technology, Hour of Code provides plenty of lessons and activities to learn and put coding skills into practice!

edX offers free courses designed by top universities.


exploraMiddle/High School Explora makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Scholastic GO–A general research database for kids and teens of all ages. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.

TOPICsearchthumbTOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.


MiddleSearchPlusthumbMiddle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.



TumbleMath –Math activities for kids of all ages. Access is available until August 31, 2020. Access with username: tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.

Funbrain Math–This website primarily has math games for kids in elementary school, with some games to practice skills for older kids too!

Cool Math 4 Kids–A math site specially designed for what kids ages three to twelve like and how they learn! Check out the companion site for ages thirteen and up.


todays_science Today’s Science gives you the latest in science news written especially for students. You’ll get in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, videos, cartoons, and questions.


alt=Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database for high school and middle school.Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, and technology and wildlife.

Family favorite National Geographic provides lots of articles about animals, nature, and countries for kids in grades 4-6! Caregivers- check out the families tab for information you can use with your kids!


AudioBookCloud–Audiobooks for all ages, provided by TumbleBooks. Access is available until August 31, 2020. Access with username: tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.

Abdo Books has a beautiful digital library to explore! Available until June 2020. Access with username: Abdo Secondary and password 2020.

Audible has made their children’s and teen collections FREE until schools are back in session. Audiobooks are available for preschool toddlers to high-schoolers. Titles are available in a variety of languages, too! Access from your computer or on your mobile device through the app available in the iTunes or Google Play marketplace.

TeenBookCloud–Audiobooks for teens in grades 7 and up, provided by TumbleBooks. Access is available until August 31, 2020. Access with username: tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.

International Children’s Digital Library–This website has picture and chapter books in many different languages that can be read online. Good for kids in elementary and middle school.

The Internet Archive has a wide selection of books to chose from for all ages–some in different languages! While there are a variety of tools to help you search here, it is easiest to search by title, if you have one in mind!

For more GREAT Ebooks, Audiobooks, and more, visit our DOWNLOADS page! Material for all ages, available FREE with your library card!



Freedomflix–American political and social history, from ancient times to the present. The material here encompasses videos, books, and additional resources and project ideas, all for grades 4-8. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.

TumbleBooksTUMBLEBOOKS is a collection of animated, talking picture books for kids K-6 with fiction, non-fiction and international language titles.  Includes Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV (pre-set playlists of a sequence of books) and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Created from existing picture books.

TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life. It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical videos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games. Click here to access from home.

HistoryReferenceCntrthumbHistory Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as  full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.  While it has materials for grades 1-12 and into college, children below high school would best be served using this database with the help of an adult to create an advanced search specific to their reading level.


Daily Life Through History features the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present. Covers food and cooking, holidays and festivals, clothing, housing, religion, music, family life, women’s history. Also includes information on the 50 states. Browse by time period, region or subject. For middle school and older.


Whether you’re searching for historical information on slavery or want to know about Will Smith, African American Experience is your source! With WPA slave narratives, music, articles, photos, maps and other documents, the black experience from African origins to the present is brought to life. For middle school and older.


The Latino American Experience is a full-text, multimedia database with both English and Spanish content focusing on individuals of Hispanic origins living in the Americas from pre-Columbian times until the present day. The database contains books, images, primary documents, and links to select Web sites. For middle school and older.


The American Indian Experience offers access to an online library featuring more than 150 volumes of reference content, hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and a wealth of maps and photographs. For middle school and older.


BiographyReferenceCenterthumbBiography Reference Centeroffers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Check out our electronic resources for adults here for more research materials.



New Haven Reads provides free tutoring after school and on Saturdays.