Digital Resources for Children and Families
Brownell offers a variety of digital resources for children which you can enjoy from anywhere:
- eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines through Libby
- Streaming media through Biblio+
- Graphic novels, manga, and comics through Comics+
- Creative tutorials through Craftsy
- YouTube activities and story times created by Brownell librarians and volunteers
- Databases with reputable resources for online research projects
For more recommendations on media, local events, and information check at the following trusted sources:
- Book Riot's Reading Recommendations: Whether you’re looking for kid’s books online to read to your small humans or because you’re young at heart, Book Riot has the best kid lit recommendations! Their kid’s books post cover everything from children’s picture books to chapter books for kids to middle grade fiction recommendations.
- Common Sense Media's Best Media for Kids: Hand-picked lists of Common Sense Media's favorite titles in every category of media they cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings). All of their picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
- Common Sense Media's Free Online Game Recommendations: Filter by age to find games that are free to play, as well as entertaining, exciting, and (in some cases) educational.
- Find & Go Seek's Events: Vermont's Insider Guide to Kid Friendly Fun. With fresh ideas everyday, they keep you in the know with weekend events, after-school activities, camps, festivals, story times and so much more.
- Home Study Resources from the Vermont Agency of Education: Forms and guidelines for enrolling in home study, resources, end of year assessments, special education guidelines
- Hour of Code: Anyone can learn to code; try out different coding languages and techniques
- HSLDA: Homeschooling law, rights, cases, and resources for Vermont residents.
- Kiddle: Safe, visual search engine for kids
- KidLit TV: Interviews with authors and illustrators, book trailers, how-to-draw videos, and other book related activities for Pre-K through 3rd graders
- Kids VT News: Resource for family friendly events and activities brought to you by Seven Days.
- Storyline: Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Learn more about our other Children's Services.