RHPL's online resources for kids age 0-14 years of age.

Educational apps for your phone, for kids large and small.

Online resources approved & selected by RHPL's Youth librarians


At Home Storytime

A new book and activities each Monday from RHPL's Youth librarians. 



Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery.

Bright By Text, free activities, games and resources for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8, text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 to sign up

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a program that provides information on child development and local resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8. Available in English and Spanish, Bright by Text sends text messages right to your cell phone. Text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 to sign up.



Britannica Learning Zone provides teachers and administrators with tools for customizing lessons and generating student reports.

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eBooks K-8 Collection

The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.


Encyclopedia Britannica School

Multimedia, reading-level appropriate nonfiction content for K12 students and educators. Content includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, novels and essays, a translation tool for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes lexile ranges and is aligned with MDE Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.


Explora for Primary Students 

Explora for Middle School

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.


Family Book Discussion Kits

Inside each kit you'll find a chapter book title to read aloud together, picture book recommendations for younger family members, and discussion questions and activities to keep your family busy, together!


Gale Databases

Complete listing of over 60 Gale Research databases, including Biography, Science, U.S. History, and World History in Context.



Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows with no waiting! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.


Middle School Reference Search Plus

Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Recommendations for children's fiction and nonfiction. This resources offers extensive reader's advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.


Overdrive Kids

Download children's ebooks & audiobooks to your computer or mobile device. The books return automatically and there are no overdue fines! 


Primary School Reference Search

Children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries.



An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach the joy of reading in a format children will love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which children can read, or have read to them.


World Book Early World of Learning

Content for emergent readers in preschool, Kindergarten and early elementary ages. Helps young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and reading fluency. Read-aloud narration of classic stories, nursery rhymes, interactive games and original videos."Treks Travels" offers narrated stories in English and Spanish. "Welcome to Reading" provides 48 stories in four progressive Lexile levels to aid skill development. "Know It" includes visual non-fiction topics for early learners. "Print and Do" activities reinforce developmental themes within the site.