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@oregonlibrary.org.

Library Online 

You will need a library card to use these resources. Don't have a library card? Request a Web Only Library Card by completing this short online form. 

Resource Description

BadgerLink
Access BadgerLink

Provides licensed content not available through free search engines.
 Training/Help Video

Britannica Library
Access Britannica Library

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators.
Training/Help Video
Provided by BadgerLink

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

Explora
Access Explora

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

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

TeachingBooks.net
Access TeachingBooks

Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors. 
Training/Help Video
Provided by BadgerLink

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

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

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