eResources & Databases

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What is Bookflix? Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles which are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn gaps. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery. Try it today – click HERE!
How does it work? Log in with your West Hartford library card. Don’t have one? Click here to apply for one today! Choose a picture book (that is paired with a non-fiction book). Watch the story or read the book. Play games, do puzzles! Link to internet sites to learn more about the topic! Meet the authors of the book!

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What is TumbleBooks? The TumbleBook Library has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, as well as books in Spanish and French. this is e-Book for e-Kids! Try it today – click HERE.

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What is it? ResearchIT CT is the State of Connecticut’s largest selection of research databases free to all CT residents with a public library card, grouped by age & materials. Try it today – click HERE

Additional Resources by Grade


Booklists Curated by Our Librarians

Conversations on Race, Racism and ResistanceElections and VotingHunger, Poverty & Homelessness
Books to Support Sensitive ConversationsNotable Names in Black HistoryNotable Names in Black History – Youngest Readers
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage BooklistChildren’s PRIDE BooklistHispanic/Latino Heritage Month Booklist

Fall 2021 Children’s Storytime Calendar

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Download the Fall 2021 Children’s Storytime Calendar in PDF format, or open it online and click on the program title to register. Registration begins on Monday, August 30 at 10:00 AM.

Due to smaller class size, please register for one (1) class only. If you are interested in a second class, please call the library to give us a second choice and if space is available we will contact you. All programs will be held outside as weather allows. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on if desired. If weather is poor, a modified program will be held inside. Parent or caregiver must accompany child. One (1) adult per child, please. We will be following CDC and local COVID guidelines. If your child is sick, please stay home. Thank You!