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TumbleBooks is a collection of online ebook databases. TumbleBooks' databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly!

*Thank you to TumbleBooks for making this resource available to us for free during this time of uncertainty. TumbleBooks will be available until August 31, 2020. 


  • Learn at Home - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!


  • Figment  - Like to write? At Figment you can submit your poems, short stories, and more. Plus you can read what other young adults are writing.

Stimola Live

  • Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. 

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

  • Lunch Doodles - Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo's studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. 

Kids Ask Authors with Grace Lin

  • Kids Ask Authors is a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children's book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader. Most episodes will end with a book review, poem, short story, or a joke by kids!

The LiLI Databases (LiLI-D) provide full-text reference materials in the form of electronic articles from magazines, professional journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, reference books and more. LiLI tools are free to all Idaho residents. There's something for everyone for education, business, and recreation. 

LiLI is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and assisted with funds from the Library Services and Technologies Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

  • Explora Secondary: discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
  • LearningExpress Library
  • Find skill building resources for classroom and homework success. Get guided support to help you earn a high school equivalency credential. Prepare for the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more.

  • Refdesk: Aims to index, review, and publish quality, credible information-based websites and to assist readers in navigating and extracting needed data from these sites.
  • ScoutUsers must be 13 years or older. Provides you with short videos and more for every school subject.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Read this world-renown reference of all things in the animal kingdom. There are lots of color illustrations and thorough treatment of each subject. 
    View online tutorial.
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes: This resource provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist.
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science: This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language.
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters: This is an introduction for students into the topic of weather and natural disasters.
  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology: Entry topics include gods and goddesses, heroes and other key characters, motifs and global themes, major myths, and national or cultural mythologies.