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 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

Don’t know what to read next? In a book rut?

Try BookMatch, the library’s personalized recommendation service. Fill out the form HERE for kids materials and receive 3-5 personal reading recommendations in your email from our librarians within 7 days.

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
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Native Voices Booklist Kindness Booklist Flower & Garden Booklist
Women’s History Month