Homework Help for Kids

An Oak Park Public Library card gives kids access to all the kid-focused subscription-based online resources on this page, digital newspapers—including local, regional, and international publications—and more! All resources are designed to help make digital learning more interactive, more visual, and more fun.

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Online resources

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National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

NoveList K-8 Plus »

Fiction and nonfiction book lists for children, award-winning titles, and books by grade-level or Lexile score.


Oxford English Dictionary »

Online dictionary and thesaurus, featuring British, American, and global English use in formal and slang contexts.


PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next »

Content hub packed with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

For preschool-grade 3: PebbleGo subjects include animals, biographies, health, science, and social studies.

For grades 3-5: PebbleGo Next subjects include American Indian history, biographies, science, social studies, and states.


Primary Search (formerly Explora Primary) »

Full-text articles, news, and current events, using grade levels or Lexile ranges, for primary students.


ScienceFlix »

Explores science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features, and more for elementary and middle school students.


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TumbleBookLibrary »

Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love, for primary school students. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore the user guide »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • New book in each genre featured daily
  • A collection of read-along books

World Book Discover »

Easy-to-read articles with a text-to-speech feature, for middle and high school students.


World Book Early Learning »

Narrated stories, games, videos, and reading practice for young learners.


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World Book eBooks »

Collection of exclusive, illustrated ebooks for kids. Available in browser on laptop/desktop.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Find Lexile Level and Accelerated Reader information
  • Browse titles by grade level
  • Search for words, highlight, and add comments

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