Virtual Resources for Students

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Ask a Youth Services Expert

Ask a Youth Services Expert will allow individual patrons to request a 30-minute personalized one-on-one online session with Youth Services Library staff experts. Geared for students, parents/caregivers, and educators; Ask a Youth Services Expert offers help with Google Classroom, homework resources, databases, readers’ advisory, reference questions, and more.

Basic Skills and Test Preparation

CreativeBug Find more than 1,000 award-winning arts and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists, including sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art and design, plus jewelry making and more.

LearningExpress Library Provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards, and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

Lumos StepUp Learning Lumos StepUp provides online skills assessment for Math and English Language Arts for students in grades three through eight, including hundreds of grade-appropriate questions based on the Common Core State Standards.

TumbleMath A comprehensive collection of math picture books, in the TumbleBook format with animation and narration. Searchable by math concept or standard, the collection also includes supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

Vidcode Learn to code using Javascript programming and create Snapchat filters, memes, video games, special effects, and more.


OverDrive Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from SCLSNJ using OverDrive or access them on your phone or tablet by downloading the free Libby App.

EBSCO Cricket Media Collection Provides students and educators with engaging content that is standards-aligned for a variety of Lexile levels.

EBSCO K-8 Collection This collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction e-book titles including familiar children’s stories and informative texts.

EBSCO High School Collection Contains high-quality fiction and non-fiction titles for students across a diverse range.

TumbleBook Library Animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, graphic novels.

Enrichment Programs

Internet on the Go

Get wifi internet access at home by checking out one of our mobile hotspots.

Learn a Language (including English Language Learning)

English Language Learning Click here for SCLSNJ resources and services to help learn English.

Mango Mango Languages offers simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages, including English. Create an account with your library card to track your progress. Also available in Android and iOS apps.

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone has crafted a language learning program and award-winning mobile app that focuses on helping language learners thrive in real-world conversations. Through contextualized practice and feedback, Rosetta Stone encourages learners to begin speaking the language from the very first lesson.

Youth Bilingual Virtual Programs

Reading Recommendations

NoveList K-8 Plus Discover reading recommendations for kids & teens with booklists, read-a-likes, and author and series information. Search for books by reading level, genre, content, time period, and more.

SCLNSJ Booklists  Looking for a new book for your child or teen? Take a look at our booklists! Created by our librarians and covering a wide variety of genres, you’re sure to find your next read here. Booklists for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Booklists for Kids (Grades K-5) Booklists for Teens (Grades 6-12)

Library Aware Newsletter  Explore SCLSNJ's librarian-curated book recommendations. Opt in to as many or as few lists as interest you. SCLSNJ always has something new for you.

Recursos en Español

Referencia Latina - Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Salud- Cubre todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar, incluidas descripciones generales de enfermedades, afecciones, procedimientos y diversos tratamientos.

Recursos para aprender idiomas

Research Databases

Academic Search Premier A leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Biography Reference Bank This biographical database provides full-text articles, images, and abstracts of more than 790,000 individuals, over 94,000 of whom have an associated full-text biography.

Explora Research current and historical events and subjects like arts and literature, biographies, geography and culture, health, science and math, plus more with EBSCO’s Explora interface.

Explora Primary Research interface for children in grades K-5, with access to articles from dozens of elementary school magazines plus easy-to-read encyclopedia entries.

Facts On File Infobase Database Portal The databases cover a wide range of core curriculum areas—from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, current issues, and more—at the middle, high school, and academic levels.

MAS Ultra School Edition Find full-text high-school magazines plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, and over a million photos, maps, and flags.

Middle Search Plus Find more than 180 popular middle school magazines, plus full-text biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of more than 1.8 million photos, maps, and flags.

The World Almanac KIDS Find homework help, ideas for reports or projects, puzzles, maps, videos, diagrams, fun facts, and more.

Click here or a full list of all of SCLNSJ's databases and research resources.

Special Education Resources