Research & Discovery for Kids & Families

The Library is here to help you find quality online resources! 

  • Library Online section offers resources the Oregon Library directly purchases for its patrons or is provided through our state online resource BadgerLink.
  • Books & Reading Resources page offers booklists created by Oregon Library staff along with websites with reading suggestions and literacy resources.
  • Tough Topics for Parents & Caregivers page provides resources on talking to children about Covid-19, race, and other sensitive subjects.

Questions or suggestions regarding kid and family online resources? Please email Children's Librarian Kelly Allen at kallen [at] oregonlibrary.org.

Library Online 

You will need a library card to use these resources. Don't have a library card? If you do not have a library card, learn more about getting a library card on the Your Library Card page.

Resource Description

 

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BadgerLink

Access BadgerLink

Provides licensed content not available through free search engines.

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Britannica Library

Access Britannica Library

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators. 

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Training/Help Video

Provided by BadgerLink
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creativebug

Access CreativeBug

Unlimited access to online art and craft classes for ALL AGES. Log in with your library card and pin. You will be prompted to create an account.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Explora

Access Explora

Search interface with articles from magazines, newspapers, journals, and encyclopedias. 

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Provided by BadgerLink
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NoveList Plus

Access NoveList Plus
Fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations and more. 
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library
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OverDrive

Access OverDrive

Check out and download free ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines. Getting started with OverDrive and Libby

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Provided in collaboration with WPLC
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TeachingBooks.net

Access TeachingBooks

Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors.  

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Training/Help Video

Provided by BadgerLink
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Transparent Language Online

Access Transparent Language Online

An online language learning resource. Create a personal account and start learning. 

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library
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PBS Wisconsin Education

Access PBS WIsconsin Education

Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television