Britannica Library for Children delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. This includes a rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
This version of The Canadian Encyclopedia, released in enhanced digital interactive form in October 2013, represents the latest incarnation of a project with a unique history. Since the first edition arrived in 1985, Canadians have held a claim few others can make: we have our own national encyclopedia. The idea of covering all branches of knowledge or aspects of a subject in one body of work dates back to 1728 in England. However, a bilingual national edition produced by, for and about the people of a single country, charting its events, culture, history and landscape, remains rare.
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Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.
Note: The User Name for your ComicsPlus account will be the same as your Zinio, InstantFlix, or LawDepot account and the User Name will be the email you used when the account was created.
This site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how Canada came to be a country. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn more about Confederation.
Welcome to the online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), a major research and publishing project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval that was launched in 1959. Its purpose was and is to provide a reference work of Canadian biography to “compete with or even surpass works of a similar character produced elsewhere.” We invite you to visit us frequently to view the new biographies that we post online each week, as well as updated biographies. And we suggest that you explore the thematic groups of biographies we have prepared for you.
Download and enjoy free mp3 music from Sony Entertainment's music catalogue: thousands of titles are available. All the songs are free and you can keep them forever (DRM-free). Freegal has Apple and Android apps - download them here.
Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both our existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.
With new full-text proprietary content from trusted sources such as Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today's young learners. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!
Little Pim’s award-winning language program for kids makes it fun and easy for children ages 6 months to 6 years to learn a second language. With 10 languages to choose from, our proprietary method teaches your child 360 words and phrases. We live in an increasingly global world where learning a second language can give your child many advantages. Invest in their future…A little language goes a long way.
Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it's no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraires.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
[Powered by OverDrive Digital Library Reserve] Download digital Audiobooks anytime and then transfer them to your portable device! Access 2,300-plus digital Audiobooks remotely or in the Library, download titles to your computer/laptop or the Library's Download Station, then transfer them to your iPOD, MP3 player or other audio device to enjoy hearing them at your leisure; requires a valid APL card barcode and PIN. (Brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Culture through the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North). Need help getting started? Check out our Download Guides page.
Facts, fun stuff and more from Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines!
Play, explore and read with PBS Kids!
Choose from over 7,500 eAudiobooks including hundreds of populary Children's, Young Adult and Canadiana titles. The eAudiobook titles are multi-access use so there’s no waiting for holds. There are also over 300 popular eBook titles. To access the RBdigital Magazines choose the York-Simcoe Library Consortium. To access Children's and Young Adult eAudiobooks you must access through the Aurora Public Library. You should be able to choose or change your settings in your profile on the RBdigital RB Digital has Apple and Android apps - download them here.
You can understand more about Canadian culture and heritage today by understanding who some of Canadians' ancestors are, and how they settled Canada. When and why did people choose to come to Canada? How did they interact with the communities of people, both Aboriginal and immigrant, already living here? What traditions and beliefs did these different communities bring and share? This website showcases just some of the pictures and other documents that are part of Library and Archives Canada's collection.
Explore Toronto Public Library's awesome Games and Giggles page!
Online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Also includes chapter books and nonfiction readers with narration and highlighting options.
Choose Preschool or School Age and dive in to explore fun and games with TVOkids' amazing educational shows!
Choose from fun stuff for ages 2-5 or for 11 years and under, and off you go!
The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.
The redesigned Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.
Written for younger readers who are native French speakers and older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers access to thousands of encyclopedia articles, dictionary entries photos, illustrations, and maps. / Rédigée à l’intention de lecteurs plus jeunes dont le français est la langue maternelle, ainsi que d’élèves plus âgés et d’adultes pour qui le français est une langue seconde. Offre un accès à des milliers d’articles d’encyclopédie, d’unités lexicales, de photos, d’illustrations et de cartes.
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
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