Children's Electronic Resources

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A comprehensive early learning site for children ages 2-8+, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. It is completely child-safe, with no advertising or links to other websites. has won numerous awards and features 8,500+ learning activities, including books, interactive learning activities, games, puzzles, songs, and art activities.



  • Digital service that offers movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.  



  •  Animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.  TumbleBooks Library also includes National Geographic videos and games.  
  • TumbleMath and TeenBookCloud can also be found here.
  • Biblioteca TumbleBooks is the same service in Spanish.
  • Call your Branch Library to verify your account status and learn how to access this database.

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Tennessee Electronic Library 

  • This amazing resource is available to all Tennesseans. There are lesson plans, videos, games, encyclopedias, and more. 

Tennesse READS Kids 

  • Libby – free app from iTunes App Store and GooglePlay 
    • eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels and movies
    • Place holds on items if they are checked out 

    • Tap the Kids and Teens Guide on the Library app screen to apply these filters


  • VSBA Book List

    • Winners of the Volunteer State Book Awards, which are often highlighted and utilized in classroom learning and free-time reading in Tennessee schools.

More Homework and Research Resources!

More Amazing Resources for Kids and Parents

Day By Day TN Family Literacy Calendar -

Families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use the Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar at home, library, classroom, or on the go. With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school. 

  • Dolly Parton Reads Bedtime Stories

    • Watch Dolly read books from the Imagination Library. The website has other activities and games to enjoy too.
  • Stay Home With Candlewick Press

    • Be sure to read and share their free e-book about Covid-19!
  • E-Books from Big Timber Media

    • E-book bundles by grade level that are free to use.
  • Citizen Science with SciStarter

    • Get involved in a citizen science program digitally from your phone, tablet, or computer. April is Citizen Science Month and there are many activities to choose from on this site.

    • DK has books and lesson plans that can be downloaded and printed for use at home free of charge. A great resource for quarantine-schoolers.
  • Ready Rosie’s Healthy At Home

    • Videos and resources aimed at preschoolers to help them learn pre-K skills and relevant tasks such as proper handwashing.
  • Coloring Book Pages

    • Coloring pages by children’s book illustrators, courtesy of Every Child a Reader.
  • Stories Songs and Stretches

    • Visit the "Free Stuff" tab of this page for guided yoga and mindfulness for little ones. 
  • Chess Kid

    • Have your kids play and learn chess online with the best tools (tactics, puzzles, videos, lessons and much more.

Celebrity Story Times

  • Storyline Online

    • Celebrities read well-known and well-loved books in this fantastic resource.
  • Stories From Space

    • These astronaut readers are out of this world- literally!
  • Authors Everywhere

    • Authors reading great books. Need we say more?
  • The Fable Cottage- Bilingual Stories

    • Stories for English-language learners that has many languages including Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
    • Historias para estudiantes de inglés que tienen muchos idiomas, incluyendo español, italiano, francés y alemán.
    • Histoires pour les apprenants de langue anglaise qui ont de nombreuses langues dont l’espagnol, l’italien, le français et l’allemand.
    • Geschichten für Englischlerner mit vielen Sprachen, darunter Spanisch, Italienisch, Französisch und Deutsch.

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