For Kids

RESEARCH

Explora Secondary Schools

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.

Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials, covering current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, and more.

Read It!

Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Students build reading skills as they learn about topics that they need for school and everyday life. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.

READ

Junior Library Guild Digital

JLGDigital is an ebook and digital audiobook collection, offered 2/1/21 to 9/30/22, with new titles added every month that can be read in a browser or on any device. You can download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store for free or view in your browser. For app users, please use the username VirginiaReader and the password VirginiaReader. Use the filter symbol to search by grade level. English and Spanish languages are available.

NoveList Plus K-8

Looking for your next great read for your child? Use NoveList K-8 to discover your new authors, series, or titles!

OverDrive Kids

Use your library card to access LVA’s OverDrive Kids Reading Room with age-appropriate popular magazines, ebooks and digital audiobooks. Get the Libby app for iOS and Android devices.

Dial-A-Story

Call 833-690-0646 (toll free) to hear a story read in both English and Spanish.  Each Wednesday, a new story will be available to listeners around the state. 

LEARN

Access Video: Just for Kids

Enjoy TV shows like Arthur, Sesame Street, Odd Squad, SciGirls, and much more, including: read-along storybooks and learning videos to explore topics like reading, writing, math, arts and science.

DayByDay VA

A family activity calendar with new suggestions every day for stories, songs, activities, and games! En Espanol!

Early World of Learning

Accessible via your public library’s website. Find your local library. An interactive website for young learners eager to explore information about the world around them. From dinosaurs to tough trucks, Early Learning features games, read a-louds with word-by-word highlighting in English and Spanish, classic songs, nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and more. Early Learning also features a section for grown ups and educators help make the most of this great resource from World Book.

Homework HelpNow

Connect LIVE with a certified tutor, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for assistance with assignments, research and writing. Also find practice tests, study plans, and more. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.

Rocket Languages

Learn to speak one of 12 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, and American Sign Language as well as English for Spanish speakers. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students.

Universal Class

From photography to physics and computers to calligraphy choose from over 500 online classes. Learn something new or update your existing skills. Access classes from your local public library website, by using the Libby app on a mobile device or tablet, or on your computer at libbyapp.com.