Learn-at-Home & Online Fun

Information and activities to help stay in and keep brains sharp at home
Marshalltown Public Library’s Online Reading Challenges with Beanstack

fun Learning Sites

Fun educational activities & video clips from favorite PBS Shows

DK Find Out

Info on all kinds of topics for kids

Science Center of Iowa
At home science activity ideas and links


Program your own video games and animations

Find & Share About Good Books


Stories and fun for preschoolers


On all kinds of popular topics


Read-alikes, author information, booklists, lexile info

Book Connections
Ideas for good books, videos with authors, and more

amazing online resources*

Check out thse online resources that can be used FREE from home, using your library card*

Need to sign up for a card from home? Register for a Digital-Only Library Card.
Or, if you already have a card and don’t know your barcode number, contact us for help.

  • eBooks for Kids
    Digital downloads of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, & movies
  • Teachables
    NEW Summer, 2021: free access to this Scholastic educational resources WITH your library card
  • 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!

*Most digital materials and online resources (by terms of the license) are only available to our “dedicated service area” (residents of Marshalltown, rural Marshall County, Haverhill, and Ferguson.)