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eResources For Kids

The only requirement to access these e-resources from outside the library is a current Blue Mountains City Library card. If you are unsure where to start, please ask a librarian for help.


Borrow, listen and enjoy this collection of fiction and nonfiction titles for children (and adults). To borrow, you will need a valid Blue Mountains Library membership card and password (if you are not sure of your password, contact us). You can borrow up to 4 eAudiobooks for 3 weeks, with 1 renewal.
Borrow, read and enjoy this collection of fiction and nonfiction titles for children (and adults). To borrow, you will need a valid Blue Mountains Library membership card and password (if you are not sure of your password, contact us). You can borrow up to 10 eBooks for 3 weeks, with 2 renewal.
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A reference resource that everyone can use! Access age appropriate material from the child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection. Students of all ages will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments and work on special projects.
Online learning games for 3 to 11 year olds, Busythings is a wonderfully quirky online educational resource! Filled with fun, humourous characters and lively colourful settings, children love to play these fun educational games & activities.
Suitable for children aged 3 to 5. Funways makes early learning in reading and maths fun and interactive for all pre-schoolers.
Suitable for primary school aged children. Learning Space provides animated and interactive learning in literacy and maths with Australian accents organised into three 'Learning Spaces' for Emergent, Early and Fluent readers.
Literacy Planet is a learn-to-read literacy and numeracy resource for children of all abilities (age 3 and up). Children can create characters and earn rewards in return for completing fun tasks. Literacy Planet focuses on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. Basic mathematics and math concepts also included.
PK mag is a place where primary school students can express their ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site. PK is designed to encourage a love of reading and is aimed at 8-12 year olds. It’s a great place to find the next exciting book to read or to see what other primary school kids are getting up to across Australia.
Borrow eAudiobooks for children (and adults). Listen through the app on an iPad, iPhone, Android or PC. To borrow you will need a valid Blue Mountains Library membership card and an email address. You can borrow up to 4 eAudiobooks for 3 weeks, with 1 renewal. Register in the Portal before logging into the app.
Borrow eMagazines for children (and adults). Read online or download for offline reading. Mobile apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android. You can check out as many issues as you like and keep them for as long as you like. To borrow you will need a valid Blue Mountains Library membership card and an email address. Register in the Portal before logging into the app.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
Story Box Library has hundreds of online videos of everyday storytellers reading great children's picture books. Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model. Each story comes with tailored classroom notes that are specifically created for the Australian curriculum. Simply select 'Blue Mountains City Council' and enter your Library card number.
A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.