|Your ONLINE Library|
Most libraries offer all books virtually.
is enabling students to instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six
languages, for free on their desktops, laptops, phones or tablets. This access will be
available as long as schools are closed.
is a reading resource program that includes 1500 authentic complex texts, organized
by grade level, with comprehension questions, discussion questions, and assessment
style questions. It includes a large collection of Spanish texts; texts can be translated
into 25 different languages and include a read aloud option.
Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, Learn! (PK-12)
is a collection of resources that includes everything from first-chapter and picture
book read-alouds to complementary drawing and writing mini-lessons.
is a comprehensive website dedicated to children’s literature that includes “Read Out
Loud,” a video storytime feature with authors reading aloud their own books.
enables children, their families, and caregivers to borrow and read free ebooks,
audiobooks, and magazines from their local library using a phone or tablet.
Depending on the device and operating system being used, Libby is a helpful app
that provides access to the same content with a different navigation experience.
Scholastic Learn at Home (PK-8)
includes learning experiences, grouped by grade band, built around a children’s
book (full text accessible via the website) and including videos and complementary
activities (available in both English and Spanish).
Story Online (K-5)
is an award-winning children’s literacy website which streams videos featuring celebrated
actors reading children’s books aloud alongside illustrations. The website also includes
activity guides for parents and caregivers to complete lessons with students at home.
Teaching Tolerance Text Library (K-12)
is a supplemental library of over 500 short nonfiction leveled texts, images, interviews,
literary texts, and more that represent a diverse mix of stories and perspectives.
Students, families, and caregivers can create accounts for free to access the content.
The I am STEM – STEM I am Library includes lessons for grades PK-6. Each lesson includes five 45-minute experiences, focuses on solving problems in books and is designed to empower students to become proud problem solvers. All lessons are aligned with grade-level ELA and math/STE standards, can be done in the classroom or remotely, and use every-day & recyclable materials.
The I am STEM Library was established with funds from the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council (2020 & 2022), and is free and accessible to all educators during STEM Week and year-round.
Free online professional development sessions are available, guiding teachers on the problem-solving process and trying out a lesson with colleagues.
The STEM Education Center at WPI oversees the development and expansion of the library and training, in collaboration with STEM Education teachers and researchers.
We hope you enjoy solving problems with your students!
The NYS Emmy Award-nominated TV show, The Reading League’s Reading Buddies, will air Season 2 beginning Monday, September 12. Full episodes will be available on WCNY-PBS Monday-Friday at 12:30 pm and on the show’s YouTube channel at no cost.
Season 1 of Reading Buddies was released last September to rave reviews. In Syracuse, it quickly beat ratings for PBS’s top shows Sesame Street and Donkey Hodie. Since then, a number of PBS affiliates have picked up the show including WAPT in Alabama, WQLN in Erie, PA, and WSKG in Binghamton, NY. The show is free to PBS affiliates.
The Reading League’s Reading Buddies is an engaging foundational reading television series that cleverly teaches underlying components of skillful word reading such as phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words.
The show features a hilarious talking dog named Dusty who, with the help of his best human friend Dott, he’s learning a new trick – how to read! They are joined by a kazoo-talking, robot assistant named Alphabott, and an adorable cast of human Alphabotteers. Together, they form an after-school reading club where Dusty explores letters and their sounds, social-emotional learning, and whatever else sparks his curiosity or desire for snacks! Each episode features a new “Alphabadge” for Dusty to earn, marking the progress of his reading journey. Together, along with the viewers, they are the “Reading Buddies!” LEARN MORE HERE.