Online Resources for Homework Help
A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic. Also includes electronic content on auto repair, medical information and much more.
Access age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Teacher resources are also available through this school edition of Encyclopedia Britannica for grades PreK-12.
A Spanish elementary encyclopedia, containing images, Spanish-language videos, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.
Access popular multi-volume reference books, including Business Plans Handbook; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law; Reference Guide to World Literature; Small Business Sourcebook; and more.
HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.
A dashboard that enables learners to study subjects such as math, science, art, history, economics, computer programming, and more, outside of the classroom, and at their own pace. Academy partners include NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences, and MIT.
Civil service, high school and college prep & citizenship tests, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.
Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.
NoveList K-8 meets all the fictional reading needs of kids (0-18) and includes picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles.
Music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for K-12 school use.
Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.
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News for Kids and Familes
Namaste Madison and Karmic Flower Dance Co. present Celebrating the Ten Avatars (Dashavatar): An Indian Mythology of Evolution.
Libraries around Madison are hosting several upcoming book sales where you can stock up on some great reading material - and support the library!
Learn how poets use their five senses by taking a literal (and literary) walk to Midvale School’s community garden and writing haikus about the experience.