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Animal Diversity Web - Information on thousands of animals.

Animal Sounds Library - Listen to beluga whales, bengal tigers, and more animals!

ARKive - Learn all about threatened animal species.

Creature Features - National Geographic Kids focuses on unusual animals - photos, video, audio and facts!

The Denver Zoo - Facts and photos about the animals at the Denver Zoo.


#MetKids at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Welcome to the home of #MetKids, made for, with, and by kids and The Met! Discover The Metropolitan Museum of Art whether you’re in New York City or across the globe!

Color with Leo - A young Leonardo da Vinci guides you through interactive games and activities about art.

Kinder Art - Giant collection of art ideas

Books and Reading

A Mighty Girl - "The world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls."

AR Bookfinder - Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Book Club for Kids - The Free Podcast where kids talk about books.

Guys Read - Books that guys are sure to love - and gals might like them too!

International Children's Digital Library - A collection of children's books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

KidsReads - Great books for kids 6 - 12, plus links to author web sites and more!

Publishers' Weekly PW KidsCast - Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's reviews editor John A. Sellers. - Resources and opportunities to celebrate the wonder of reading

ReadKiddoRead - An authoritative resource for finding the best, current literature for children of all ages. It includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities. Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers. Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!

SlimeKids - Discover fantastic books, play amazing games (who knew spelling, vocabulary, and grammar could be so fun!), author websites, and more.

The Reading Zone - Read-alikes and booklists

The Real Mother Goose - The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Real Mother Goose Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright

Unite for Literacy - Book Abundance is Our Vision: We picture Book Abundance where all children have access to plenty of books that celebrate their cultures and honor their home languages. We see a world where all children grow up learning the joy of reading.

What's Next? Books in Series - Kent District Library's What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.

Countries and States

50 States - Great resource when you're working on that state report for class!

CIA World Factbook - Find detailed facts about all countires.

Colorado Encyclopedia - Welcome to the Colorado Encyclopedia, a twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial State.

History Colorado Center - Explore the great history of the Centennial State.

National Geographic Mapmaker Interactive - Use markers, lines, or shapes to tell your story on MapMaker by adding in text, photos, and videos with the rich editing tool.

The Library of Congress Country Studies - Geographic, social, economic, historical and political information for over 100 countries.

Current Events

CNN Student News - News for students.

Kids Post - Short news stories from the Washington Post of interest to kids.

Scholastic News for Kids - Current news for kids.

The New York Times for Kids - Today's news for kids Grades 3-12.

Time Magazine for Kids - Online version of the Time magazine, written for kids.

YoungZine: News and More for the Young - Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, Along with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos to make the connection between classroom learning and the real world.

Digital Citizenship

Be Internet Awesome - Games explore a series of worlds focusing on Internet skills such as sharing with care, dealing with fake information, securing data, cyber bullying, and open communication with parents. Standards-aligned curriculum.

BrainPOP - Games, quizzes, and more about Internet safety.

Common Sense Media: Privacy and Internet Safety - To help kids maximize the Internet's benefits -- while minimizing the risks -- we offer the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe.

FBI Kids - FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security.

GCF LearnFree Internet Safety for Kids - Practicing safety is a must with anyone who goes online, but with kids it is especially important. This tutorial will discuss the threats your kids may encounter while online, and it will show you how protect them and talk to them about being safe and responsible. : Online Safety - Cyber bullying, protecting your information, and more.

NetSmartz Workshop - Basic internet safety.

Family History

COKidsGenWeb - Learn about your own Family Tree!

Kids' Turn Central Genealogy Links - Research your own family history.


ALA Great Web Sites for Kids - Homework help and fun and games too!

EasyBib - The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker. - Homework helper from preschool through high school. Worksheets, activities, and more!

Eyewitness to History - History through the eyes of those who lived it.

Khan Academy - Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

KidSpace @ The Internet Public Llibrary - Have questions? Stop here for answers!

Library Databases - Find information for your project in magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedia articles in the library's online databases - most of which are accessible from home!

National Geographic Kids - Explore your world!

Nonfiction Minute - One minute can change how you think.

PBS Kids Lab - PBS KIDS is always working on something new—and usually several "somethings" at once! Whether it is new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, you will be able to find the latest and greatest right here on PBS KIDS Lab. This is where we debut our newest games, and show early research results. Be among the very first to see what is new with beloved characters like Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, and more.

Poudre School District - Link to your school and more on the PSD web site.

Reading Level Search

Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

SlimeKids - Discover fantastic books, play amazing games (who knew spelling, vocabulary, and grammar could be so fun!), author websites, kids' search engines, and more.

ThatQuiz - Test your knowledge of fractions, vocabulary and more on

The Library of Congress: Kids and Families - The Library of Congress has many websites designed for young readers and for the whole family to explore together.

World 101 - Understand the issues, forces, and actors that shape our world.

World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.


Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - Find out about the U.S. government, primary sources, and civic responsibility.

First Government for Kids - Provides links to Federal agency kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations grouped by subject. - is your online guide to government information and services.

History and Primary Sources

America's Story - Discover the stories of America's past from America's Library, the Library of Congress.

American Memory Search and American Memory Timeline

American Rhetoric - Hundreds of speeches from history and the movies.

Fort Collins History Connection - Learn about Annie the Railroad Dog, Auntie Stone, Horsetooth Mountain and other local historical interests.

Hyper History Online - Over 2,000 files containing 3,000 years of world history.

Time Capsule: On the Day You Were Born - Enter a day, month and year. Then click on Quick Page to get a list of news headlines, top songs, prices, and more.

Today in History - Highlights from the Library of Congress's online collections.


A+ Math - Interactive ways to improve your math skills.

Cool Math Games - Fun math games and activities.

Hooda Math - Super cool math games for grades K-6!

Kids' Place Mathematics - Sharpen your math skills with lots of practice examples.

Math Games | PBS Kids - Play with your favorite PBS Kids friends in a variety of fun math games.

Math Playground - An action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun! - Fun ways to learn multiplication facts quickly and easily.

WebMath - You'll find hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to provide you with instant help on your math problem.

XtraMath - Free math activities to help you master basic math facts.


All Science Fair Projects - Science fair projects with complete instructions.

Everyday Mysteries - Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to these and many other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry.

Science Buddies - Free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools for students.

Science on a Sphere - Science On a Sphere® is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world. The educational material created to support SOS is available here, including scripts, lessons plans, and evaluations.

The Why Files - A project of the National Institute for Science Education, this site offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science; a new story is posted every other week.

Search Engines for Kids

Kiddle - Visual Search Engine for Kids


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Including the collection of Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus

Poudre River Public Library District
(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus