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To use Brainfuse, you’ll just need your valid ZB Library card.  You may submit a question in the online classroom and receive live, one-on-one assistance from a Brainfuse tutor, or use the skills building service to master a concept or skill through state-aligned online lessons. Upload your paper to the 24-Hour Writing Lab and Brainfuse experts will provide constructive feedback and other assistance.

Library eResources

For most resources, you’ll just need your 14-digit ZB Library Card number. Click here for a complete list of eResources.

ABCmouse: With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

Brainfuse HelpNow!: Students may submit a question in the online classroom and receive live, one-on-one assistance from a Brainfuse tutor, or use the skills building service to master a concept or skill through state-aligned online lessons. Upload your paper to the 24-Hour Writing Lab and Brainfuse experts will provide constructive feedback and other assistance.

Mango Languages: Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs.  There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.  Learn Spanish, French, Japanese and even Pirate!  Mango is an excellent resource for students to get ahead in their foreign-language courses.  You will need to create a profile.  *App available.

MyMediaMall for Kids: Safe searching for kid-friendly titles. Powered by Overdrive, MyMediaMall is a group of 60 libraries that offers free eBooks, audiobooks and videos.  Titles can be enjoyed on most devices and eReaders.  *App available.

Novelist K-8 Plus: A guide to reading for grades K-8, with activities, guides to teaching and Picture Book Extenders, which have discussion questions and activities as a follow up to reading the book aloud.

African-American Resources

African American History Resources – Social Studies Curriculum Links from the Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

Education First: Black History – This is a well-organized site that has great information about past and present issues. It has useful links to many other African-American history sites.

General Resources

A Kids Life In… – Are you ready to learn about what it’s like to be a kid and live in different countries.

Ask.com – Ask a question in your own words!

Awesome Library for Kids – School subjects, the arts, English, math, science, social studies, etc.

Fact Monster – Fact Monster is a free reference site targeted to children ages 8-13. Students, teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to be in the know, can get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.

Fact Monster Homework Center – Tools for School.

FirstGov for Kids – Provides links to Federally sponsored sites, group by subject.

The History Channel – Historical information ranging from Great Speeches (in audio) to facts about This Day in History.

Homework Central – Fast and easy homework help for grades 1-6, this site even offers on-line tutoring connections.

KidsClick – This site was created by librarians, so you know there’s a lot of great info on it! You can also search “through librarians eyes” where information is organized by the Dewey Decimal System.

Kids Hub – Check out this fun, interactive learning center for elementary and middle school students. It includes games, puzzles, quizzes, spelling activities and subject guides.

Kids U.S. – Play, Learn, Surf. All content on affiliated sites is regularly screened and monitored, making it the most “youth-friendly” space on the Web.

The Best Children’s Books – A team of teachers who love children’s books created this site of the best children’s books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.

Yahooligans – Lots of homework links, including countries of the world. There’s also fun stuff on this site!

Math Links

A+ Math – This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.

KidsClick! Math – KidsClick! was created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System, as a logical step in addressing concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

Nature Links

National Geographic – Explore this kid’s version of National Geographic Magazine with games, activities, experiments, homework help, and National Geographic Explorer school magazine.

Long Beach Animal Hospital – Our Wildlife Program is a community service provided by the Long Beach Animal Hospital. In this program we provide free medical care for injured wildlife.

National Wildlife Federation – Where kids of all ages can GROW WILD…together!

Planet ARKive – Learn about animals and their habitats. This site lets you explore fun facts, habitats and creature feature.

Science Sites

Experimental Science Projects – Basic information you’ll need to prepare an outstanding science project.

NASA for Kids – Cool space info for kids from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Geographic Kids – Weekly news from across the world with an environmental focus. Includes sections on animals and nature, history, people and places, space and science, and more.

Science Buddies – Science Buddies helps students help themselves and each other to develop a love of science and an understanding of the scientific method.

Science Fair Projects and Experiments – Scientists, Inventors and Explorers K-12 science biography resources indexed by subject, nation, sector and academic level; science timelines, stamps and images.

Science Fairs Homepage – Helps you get started with lists of ideas for projects. You can even browse projects by grade level.

Ultimate Science Fair Resource – This great site from the Society for Amateur Scientists has hints and steps for science projects, including info on how to write reports and organize your display boards.