Kids & Parents

Online Resources

The databases and other digital resources appropriate for youth have been divided by audience level on these pages- just click the right tile for your age group. 

Kids Search & Storybooks

Research for Kids

Middle-High School Research

Student Research

2017 Summer Reading Program Going on Now!

This year the summer reading theme is "Build a Better World."  Visit your local library to take part in special events, storytimes, and challenge yourself to read this summer.

Click on the Summer Reading Book of the Week for a new book posted every Friday. No login is required to access these children's books. 

Statewide Programs for Kids

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month.  Libraries across the state will be doing special projects around the year's chosen book.
Summer Reading Program
Every Friday through the summer we post a kid's book of the week that goes with the Summer Reading Program theme. 
Playaway Collections
Kansas Libraries share access to special materials for children. If your library does not have any of these items, they can have some sent.  Most based on a topic (history, animals, science).
  • Views - handheld video players that contain educational & entertainment content.
  • Playaway Launchpads - tablet preloaded with learning apps.
  • Playaway Bookpacks - print book packaged with an all-in-one audio player.