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Live tutors are available from 1pm-10pm daily to help you ace your homework or prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and AP exams! Tutores disponibles en español. Log in any time to access practice tests, submit your research paper or resume to the writing lab, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test, advance your Microsoft Office skills, and more! También disposable en español. Library card required.

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Easily find out a book’s Accelerated Reader Level or Lexile Measure.

A ranked list of the most affordable colleges in each state. Categorized by degree or profession, the site includes information about how to pay for college and how to choose a college.

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Among other things, this site has fantastic best book lists for different ages, and a section dedicated to helping kids learn to love reading.

The most you can learn about countries, cultures, and people around the world without actually leaving home! Concise, reliable, and up-to-date content includes videos of traditional musicians in Ethiopia, kids gathering water in the Central African Republic, a wedding procession in Cameroon, and more. Teaching activities and curriculum standards are available for teachers, too.   Library card required.

The ultimate easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource, delivering one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for teaching K-12 students. Students can search for research paper topics, and educators can search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core state Standards.   Library card required.

Live tutors are available from 1pm-10pm daily to help you ace your homework or prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and AP exams! Tutores disponibles en español. Log in any time to access practice tests, submit your research paper or resume to the writing lab, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test, advance your Microsoft Office skills, and more! También disposable en español. Library card required.

A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images, and video clips.   Library card required.

This bi-monthly online and print magazine is written to help kids ages 8 and older learn about programming and computer science. The magazine's focus is about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives, making it a great resource for parents and teachers, too!

Find your next favorite book! Type in the title of a book you love, and this site will suggest other awesome books you're sure to enjoy. Books recommended through this resource are perfect for kids and teens in Kindergarten through 8th grade.   Library card required.

This great site includes information about child development, literacy, nutrition, and crafts. The bookfinder can even help you find great books to read with your child!

This site provides educators and parents access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

The RIF mission is to empower children to read, learn, and grow. This site offers booklists, literacy activities, tips, and a variety of resources to make reading fun! También disposable en español. 

Teaching reading IS rocket science! This national multimedia literacy initiative offers information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Start learning a language today using Rosetta Stone's famous language learning solution! 30 languages offered, including English as a second language. También disposable en español. Use our step-by-step instructions if you need help getting started online or on your mobile device. Note: Rosetta Stone requires that your internet browser be up to date.   Library card required.

Research can be fun! This award-winning general reference site is perfect for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. In addition to general research tools, you can find science fair project ideas, pro/con articles on leading issues, animal facts, current events, and so much more!   Library card required. 

These animated, talking picture books make reading even more fun and exciting! With books in Spanish, French, and other world languages, this resource is great for language learners, too. También disposable en español.   Library card required.

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