Resources for Kids (PK-6th)



 Kids Connections
At the Kids Connections, you will find numerous fun OPEN ACCESS online resources for learning, topics include: Art—by and for children, Books—reading and writing, Fun and Games—web sites for fun as well as education, Safety & Other Assistance, Reference, Science, Math, Travel, History, & Adventure—people and places.  Have fun exploring!



Every summer, students across Oklahoma are out of school and looking for adventure. Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during June and July. Local librarians have used materials and program ideas developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program to keep thousands of Oklahoma children reading during their summer vacation months.


Read Across Oklahoma is a special reading event directed at young children, and held each spring to celebrate literacy and encourage reading.  Read Across Oklahoma is part of the statewide Ready to Learn initiative coordinated by the ODL in partnership with Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).


During the fall, the author and book-signing tour travels to several towns in Oklahoma promoting reading and discussion of books. During the tour, students and library patrons are able to meet the authors, hear about writing techniques, learn the stories behind the books, get recommendations on other books in the genre, ask questions, and get their books signed by the authors.





Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. An interactive student encyclopedia with an atlas, biographies, videos, and more from expert sources. Conduct fast research at a reading level that is best for you. Britannica offers elementary learning levels.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school and college students and Britannica Escolar for elementary and middle school students.

Questions on how to access Britannica Online? Ask ODL.


ebsco host

EBSCOhost. A simple search that delivers millions of online resources including: elementary student research, middle school research as well as health, business and legal information, current events, Consumer Reports, other magazines, and more — all from expert sources.

AND…. You’re in luck! ODL offers these learning and research tools that benefit all Oklahomans for use in schools and libraries across the state.

Questions on how to access EBSCO? Ask ODL.

See also EBSCOhost Espanol.



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