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:
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org & 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!