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

Children’s Storytime Calendar – Winter 2022 CANCELLED

Please NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Positivity Rate in CT, all preschool in-person classes have been cancelled. We are working on alternatives and will post any new information on our website, Facebook page, etc. ** We miss our youngest patrons so much and we apologize for any inconvenience! ** (posted 1/5/2022)

Our Winter 2022 Children’s Storytime Calendar is here! Registration opens on Monday, January 3 at 10:00 AM. The PDF flyer lists all our programs for the 3 libraries with live registrations links. You can also see all the Children’s Programs on our online calendar HERE.

Note: Due to smaller class size, please register for one (1) class only. For everyone’s safety, please bring only the registered child to the program. One (1) adult per child, please. All attendees two and up must wear a mask. We will be following CDC and local COVID guidelines. If your child is sick, please stay home. In-person children’s programs are subject to the CT COVID-19 positivity rate guidelines and may be canceled at any time. Thank You!

Additional Resources by Grade


Booklists Curated by Our Librarians

Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance Elections and Voting Hunger, Poverty & Homelessness
Books to Support Sensitive Conversations Notable Names in Black HistoryNotable Names in Black History – Youngest Readers
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Booklist Children’s PRIDE Booklist Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Booklist
Native Voices Booklist Kindness Booklist