K-12 Resources

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Go online to the library catalog, place items on hold and pick them up when you are notified that they are ready for pickup.

Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic animated stories from Weston Woods with thematically aligned nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Environmental Studies 

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. (Grades 6-12)

Gale Science 

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. (Grades 6-12)

National Geographic Kids 

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

HelpNow from Brainfuse
Live tutoring and Online help from expert tutors 7-days a week from 1 pm - 10 pm (available in English and Spanish).

Borrow audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, music and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone. 

Borrow and read free e-books and audiobooks using your computer, phone or tablet.


Robust online reference information that covers American history, ancient history, and major historical events.


Online research platform that offers reference books, primary source documents, and photos.

Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary
Encyclopedia Britannica Middle
Encyclopedia Britannica High 
Britannica Escolar (Spanish)

This online library database from Britannica is aimed at the digital classroom. The entries are specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed.

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