Kids & Teens

Explora for Elementary school students

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls.

Novelist Plus K-8

Books for Younger Readers
Like to read action stories? Best friend tales? Picture books? NoveList K-8 Plus helps you find books to match your interests.

NoveList Has Appeal
Appeal factors in NoveList K-8 Plus help you find books that are “your style.”

OverDrive for Kids

Explore digital movies and books for Kids from the OverDrive collection, in a specially branded website.

Oxford English Dictionary

This noted authority on the English language supplements definitions with information about the origins and history of the words. To access: click "Sign in" on the right and enter your library card number in the appropriate field. Select "Kansas City Public Library" to access the full site.

Read narrated children's books online, complete with sound and moving images. TumbleBooks features an optimized site for mobile and tablet users.

Ben's Guide is designed to inform students (ages 8 - 14+), parents and educators about how the Federal Government works. The design is simple and the site is easy to use.

Free, online practice tests (GED, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, GRE, and more).