Research & Discovery for Kids & Families

So many resources available online and not enough time to sort through them for quality options. The Library is here to help! 

  • 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 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

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 How can the resource help you?
Access BadgerLink
Provides licensed content not available through free search engines. BadgerLink Training Page
Britannica Library
Access Britannica Library
Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators. Provided by BadgerLinkBritannica Library Help
Access CreativeBug
NOW AVAILABLE! 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 logo
Access Explora
Search EBSCO databases for elementary school students and educators. Provided by BadgerLink.
NoveList Plus
Access NoveList Plus
A database of fiction and nonfiction including read-alikes, reviews and discussion guides.
Access OverDrive
Check out E-books and digital audio books that can be downloaded to your device free. Getting started with the Libby app. Provided in collaboration with WPLC.
Access Teaching Books
Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors. Provided by BadgerLinkTeachingBooks Training Page

Access Transparent Language Online
An online language learning resource. Create a personal account and start learning. Several languages have the KidSpeak option for young learners. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
PBS 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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