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Online, Premium Services You Can Access Only Through Your Library

Amaze your teachers and thrill your parents! These databases are paid for by the Library and available, free-of-charge to all Library cardholders. This is the really good stuff -- a Google search doesn't even come close! Because these premium databases are accessed only through your library, many of them will require that you input your library card number in order to gain access. So, grab your library card and buckle in, because you're about to experience the best online books and research tools available. Have fun!

The library has a great assortment of online research and reference materials.Looking for research and reference materials for older kids?  Head over to our e-Research page for the best premium online research and reference tools for middle and high school students!

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The Library has Playaway Launchpads for children available for borrowing.

Bring home early literacy and STEAM fun with the Library's Playaway Launchpads!

Playaway Launchpads are durable, secure, high-quality tablets that are pre-loaded with fun learning games. The Launchpads allow children to create their own personalized avatar, collect “Discovery points” that can be used to purchase virtual accessories for their explorer avatar, and engage in learning exercises without the possibility of access to inappropriate content.  The tablet’s information console provides parents and educators with analytics about time spent on the tablet, and each tablet comes with a sturdy grab-and-go carrying case for easy and safe portability.  The Library’s Launchpads are best for ages 3 to 7, are available from the Children’s Library, and may be borrowed for one week at a time.  Visit the Children's Library to learn more!

eBooks for Young Readers

Database Description Access Information

TumbleBook eBook Library!

 Access Tumblebooks, e-books for kids!


  • Online collection of animated, interactive storybooks for kids.
  • Created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing books, including classics.
  • Great for new readers and provides support to children who require skill building with a variety of exercises disguised as games and puzzles.
  • Also includes book for older readers, with text size adjustment, too.
  • Books are available in English, Spanish and French, and many are bilingual.
  • Generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Public Library!
  • Database:  Tumblebooks

Access with library card

eBooks for Kids!

 Overdrive for Kids!


  • Online eBook collection especially curated for kids.  of animated, interactive storybooks for kids.
  • Fiction, nonfiction, and classics.
  • Browse by reading skill level or subject.
  • Categories include: Comic & Graphic Books, Folklore & Mythology, Mystery & Suspense, and Science Fiction & Fantasy.
  • Database:  Overdrive

Access with library card

 eAudiobooks for Kids!


RBdigital offers the best in downloadable audiobooks, magazines, and classic books.

Early Literacy Games

Access Storyblocks, early literacy activities for children.

  • Fun early literacy activities for you and your little ones!

  • Database:  StoryBlocks


Enrichment Materials for Reading and Literacy


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  • Online tools for preK through 12th grade that enriches the reading experience with author interviews, read-alouds, book discussion guides, reader’s advisory, and other ways to engage with books.
  • Available for free through September!
  • Database: TeachingBooks

Multicultural Books for Children

Access the International Children's Digital Library. 


  • Multicultural books from around the globe.
  • Database:  International Children's Digital Library


Multicultural Books for Early Readers

Access Pat Mora's Bookjoy website with multicultural literature for children.

  • Multicultural literature for the youngest readers.
  • Database:  Pat Mora's Bookjoy




  • Fun phonics and reading games for young children through about 2nd grade.
  • Database:

eLearning for Curious Preschoolers

Database Description Access Information

World Book - Early World of Learning

Click to visit the World Book Early World of Learning.

  • Includes interactive videos, maps, games, and fun for preschoolers.
  • Database: World Book Encyclopedia

Access with library card

eResearch and eReference for Elementary Students

Database Description Access Information

Kids Research and Reference Search

Explora database for kids and teens

  • A child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is both powerful and fun to use
  • Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Image libraries
  • Topics include:  Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies.
  • Includes Encyclopedia of Animals which provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to the nature and habitat of familiar animals
  • Best for elementary school students
  • Database: Explora Primary School, EBSCO

Access with library card

Elementary School Reference Search


  • Contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines

  • Image collection of more than 250,000. photos, maps, and flags

  • All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator

  • Full text information back to 1990.

  • Database:  Elementary School, EBSCO

Access with library card

World Book Kids 

Click to visit the World Book Kids.

  • Timely, reliable, and easy-to-read encyclopedic information
  • Includes interactive videos, maps, games, science projects for both school work and fun
  • Includes Hispanica Saber and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en español
  • Database: World Book Encyclopedia
Access with library card

World Book eBooks for Research

Click or tap to visit World Book eBooks for research.

  • Thousands of eBooks to find facts and use as references
  • Search by subject and age/grade level
  • Database:  World Book Encyclopedia
Access with library card

Biblioteca Tumblebook


Haga clic para visitar Biblioteca Tumblebooks.

  • TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan,para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.

Languages for Young Learners

Access the language activities for young children. 


  • Provides practices and support for youngsters learning English 
  • Learn other languages, too -- Spanish, French, German, and Italian!
  • Website has identical pages for native English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian speakers.
  • Database:


Research and Reference for Young Astronomers

Access the Starchild website for young astromers. 

  • Learning center for young astronomers
  • Discover everything you want to know about the universe, solar system, and space!
  • Database:  Starchild



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