ABCya provides over 300 fun and educational games for grades Pre-K through 6. These activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Young learners will love working with Fuzz Bugs to recognize consonant blends, or taking a stroll through a gnome’s garden to practice measuring in centimetres and inches.
Accessibility - CELA
The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) makes it possible and easy for all public libraries in Canada to provide reading materials in accessible formats to patrons with print disabilities. CELA also provides training and support to help libraries deliver their accessible services effectively.
Accessibility - NNELS
The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a repository of content owned and sustained by Canadian public libraries, working with international partners, libraries, readers, and publishers (particularly Canadian ones) to make copies of books in accessible formats available to readers in Canada who have print disabilities.
This resource is only available on-site at your local library. Ancestry Library Edition is free to access to the same resources the pros use. Learn your genealogy to discover your family history.
AtoZ World Food
Thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.
AtoZ World Travel
Comprehensive travel resource containing Travel Guides.
Free bilingual picture books in 1001 language combinations. With the bilingual picture books from bilingual-picturebooks.org, parents and children can enjoy a story together. Bilingual picture books can also be helpful when working with refugee children in schools, kindergartens and refugee shelters, or for all of us when learning a foreign language.
Calgary Herald Archives
The entire archive of the Calgary Herald, the largest and oldest daily newspaper in Alberta, from 1883-2010 is available.
360 Canadian news sources plus archives back to the 1970s. Includes Alberta dailies and weeklies.
The Read Alberta initiative is a project where Alberta libraries have partnered with Alberta publishers in order to make over 1,000 locally published eBooks available to readers across the province. This is hosted on a platform called Cantook Station.
CBC Learning English
A joint project between CBC Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. Practice grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
The #1 ranking Canadian Citizenship Test App is now offering Northern Lights Library System users free access to all the test prep questions. Coupon Code: JJYCJSVR
Browse the digital shelves, look at the featured selections and/or filter by format.
Unbiased product reviews for appliances, electronics, babies & kids products, cars and much more. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
The online resume builder, create a resume in a few easy steps. User profile recommended by Cypress Resume.
Language learning anywhere at anytime.
An online research platform with quality databases and search features. Find the needed information fast. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
ESCTV: Edmonton Seniors Centre
BROADCASTING FOR THE 55+ COMMUNITY It's easily accessible, just click on the link and unmute the sound! No software to download and no fees to pay. You can watch from a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or a TV. All you need is an internet connection!
Easy-to-browse categories to help students with their research. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
Explora Educator's Edition
Highlights content relevant to teachers. Includes lesson plans and other development resources. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
Gale Primary Sources
It provides a wide range of databases and resources to suit a variety of research interests.
Global Storybooks is a free multilingual literacy resource for children, youth, and teachers worldwide.
A streaming service of audiobooks, albums, movies, and TV shows that can be enjoyed on your PC, tablet, or phone.
hoopla Kids Mode!
Want to browse items just for the kids? No problem - hoopla has a KIDS Mode! hoopla Kids Mode, the gateway setting for accessing everything in this multi-format, children's digital media experience.
An online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Niche Academy Tutorials
An online learning platform for library eResources, online programs, social media, and computer skills.
Reader's Advisory Tool: Reading recommended lists by ages and browsed by genres, read-alikes or by mood. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
NoveList K - 8
Introduce teachers and students to new books. Encourage independent reading. Contains over 60,000 fiction titles. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
Find out what to read next for any age. Search new titles, authors or plots, or find read-alike. This is an EBSCO resource, so you will have to select it again from EBSCO’s landing page after you sign in.
Includes current, popular fiction, and non-fiction eBooks or eAudiobooks for all ages. Read, view and listen on your device.
Just for Kids Want to browse items just for the kids? No problem - OverDrive has a KIDS section! Browse the book carousels. No time to wait? No problem! Check out the Instantly Available collection for kids.
With a library of activities and resources for every stage of the learning journey, curated by the team at Oxford University Press, we are here with inspiration to help your little ones learn, grow and flourish at home, in the classroom and beyond.
Prairie Indigenous Collection
Stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture from publishers in the Prairies.
The world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk, over 2000 publications. Get full issues just as they appear in print.
pressreader for Kids!
The world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk, over 2000 publications. Get full issues just as they appear in print. These papers and magazines are a curated collection perfect for young readers!
A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music.
Read Alberta eBooks & eMagazines
Browse the catalog for ebooks or audiobooks. Check out the featured Prairie Indigenous Ebooks Collection.
An online study help and exam prep for Alberta curriculum grades 3 - 12. Follow the Solaro set up instructions.
Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
Storynory has been giving free audio stories to the world since November 2005. We are a podcast and a website with audio streaming. We aim for our audio stories to showcase imagination, good writing, and great narrations.