Information and activities to help stay in and keep brains sharp at home
Fun educational activities & video clips from favorite PBS Shows
Iowa State Engineering Kids
STEM activities and LEGO build challenges for students
Info on all kinds of topics for kids
Educational activities and games with free account, includes Brainzy
Science Center of Iowa
At home science activity ideas and links
Find & Share About Good Books
Kids can read and make book recommendations
On all kinds of popular topics
Read-alikes, author information, booklists, lexile info
Ideas for good books, videos with authors, and more
Random Learning & Fun
And help fight world hunger
Free teaching resources, including activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for K–12 students.
Program your own video games and animations
Being an upstander, dealing with bullying
- Also try searching other libraries’ websites, such as New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library (clicks through to Chicago Public Schools), or LA Public Library, for free resources! (Note that some of their resources, like some of ours, are only available to patrons within their *service area!)
Check out our amazing online resources that can be used from home, by registering with your library card*
- eBooks for Kids
Digital downloads of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, & movies
- The New York Times
- Transparent Languages is an online language learning program
- Niche Academy provides tutorials on how to use library e-resources
- Learning Express has test preparation and practice exams for GED, ACT, AP tests.
Also, career information, computer skills instruction, subject help at several levels, and more!
*Some digital materials, including all streaming video and downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, are only available to residents of Marshalltown, rural Marshall County, Haverhill, and Ferguson.