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The West End Library will be closed from Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Sept. 29 to allow for necessary electrical work to replace lighting throughout the library.

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Online Resources for Kids

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OverDrive & Libby

Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and digital magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.
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Kanopy Kids

Stream a selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media.
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ABCmouse helps children 2 and older learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music and more.
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Watch & Learn Library

Watch & Learn Library is made especially for young learners, pre-k through 3rd grade, to help expand their vocabulary and comprehension.
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Popular Services for Kids & Educators

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Books from Birth

All children who live in DC are eligible to receive a free book by mail each month from birth until age five to build their home libraries.
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Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book engages developing readers ages 5 to 8 and their families in the joy of reading through quality literature, imaginative installations,
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Support for Educators

Learn about services for educators, educator cards with special borrowing privileges, class visits, and online resources.

Homework Help

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more.
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Gale in Context: Elementary

Social studies, science, language arts and more for grades 1-5.
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Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade and age.
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Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes Primaria & Secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas.
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Recommended Reads for Kids

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Wizards Book of the Month

DC Public Library has teamed up with the Washington Wizards to provide a recommended Book of the Month that the library and Wizards community can read
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NoveList Plus K-8

Discover new book titles based on your interests or reading preferences, with recommendations for grades K-8.
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Bullying Prevention Resources: Kids

Books and online resources about bullying and bullying prevention for kids, parents, educators, and caregivers.
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Shootings & Other Bad News: Helping Kids With Questions & Coping

Books and online resources to support conversations with kids about traumatic events in the news.