Online resources for children & students

Berkeley Heights Public Library continues to provide service during this time when we are closed. There are many online services for children that can be accessed through the library's website www.bhplnj.org . Under ONLINE 24/7 LIBRARY select Children's (on the mobile website, select All Things E and scroll down to the Children's section). Additional educational resources can be found under Children's and Student Databases . Many resources require your BHPL library card number and some also require a PIN # (usually the last 4 digits of your phone #).

Some of BHPL's online resources/databases include:

ebooks/e-audiobooks
TumbleBooks - animated children's storybooks, read-along readers & chapter books for preschool-grade 6
TeenBookCloud - ebooks for grades 7-12
AudioBookCloud - streaming audiobooks for all ages; select the Children, Classics or YA (Teens) tab
BookFLIX - animated videos of children's books and read-alongs
Hoopla - includes children's ebooks, comics, audiobooks; go to settings and turn on Kids Mode
eLibraryNJ (Libby/Overdrive app) - ebooks, audiobooks for children, teens and adults; can limit to Kids or Teens collections by going to Preferences and selecting 'Audience' and then 'Juvenile' (Kids) or 'Young Adult' (Teens)

Movies/Videos/TV/Music
Hoopla - movies, tv, music - go to settings and turn on Kids Mode
Kanopy - children's movies, tv series, educational videos - for Kanopy Kids, go to settings and turn on Parental Controls
Infobase Video on Demand: Just for Kids - children's tv series, tv series based on children's books, educational videos, etc., click on this link (available through 5/15/20)

Online language learning
Pronunciator & Rosetta Stone - both are listed under Children's and Student Databases .

Test Prep Resources for High School Students - pdf's of AP, ACT and SAT study guides; no library card needed, scroll down to High School and then EBSCO Learning Express (available through 6/30/20)


In addition to BHPL's resources, there are many collections of ebooks, virtual storytimes & educational resources being offered free online for children and students:
"Reference: Free Online Book Access for Students and Kids", this article from the Publishers Lunch website is a list of free online resources
Storyline Online - videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books (activity guides for teachers are included for each book)
Story Time From Space - videos of astronauts reading science related children's books
Goodnight with Dolly  -  10 week video series of Dolly Parton  reading aloud children's books
12storylibrary.com - free access to entire ebook library until 5/31/20 (click on or tap book cover to 'open' ebook)
Amicus Publishing - free access to ebooks until 5/31/20, (if you get logged out, use username: info@amicuspublishing.us & password: AMICUS)
BigTimberMedia - free access to children's ebooks grouped by school grades through 6/30/20
AbdoZoom - free access to their online research databases for beginning readers through 6/30/20
Please take a look!

March Children's Programs and Story Times

The library will be closing until further notice as of 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 12th. All remaining March programs are cancelled.

Tech Help

Sunday, March 1 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Tech help will be provided by teens for all ages


Read with Sara the Dog 

Monday, March 2, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
A St. Andrew's Program by Christina Olson for ages 3-7




Good Tyme String Band


Tuesday, March 10 from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Sing-along songs for ages 1-100





Paper Plate Stories

Tuesdays, March 3, 17, 24, 31 from 10:30 - 11:00 am
 A story + a paper plate craft for ages 2-5



Mother Goose Time

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Books, music, rhymes & play for ages 0-2

Pot O'Gold Crafts

From March 1-27, a new craft every week
For kids & leprechauns ages 3-7


Happy Reading! For program updates, changes and additions, check our online calendar at http://www.bhplnj.org/event-calendar