Your Friday Five

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Your Friday Five

Five Databases That Keep Learning Fun!

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!

Each week, the Children's and Teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting five online databases that both children and adults alike will find fun and informational. Don't forget to have your library card nearby as most of the databases require your DC Public Library number as a form of ID. 

Freedom Flix
Freedom Flix has the same information as a well-produced textbook does, but offers it up in a fun way! You can track your learning with quizzes, games, and puzzles. Be mindful that this online resource is focused on American History.
If you enjoy e-books and audiobooks, then Tumblebooks may pique your interest. This online resources gives you the option of having a book read to you on the computer or using animation, narration, and sound to read a book on your screen. However you choose to use Tumblebooks, you're sure to enjoy it. Also, the website has puzzles and games once you're through with reading.
Mango's Little Pim
If you've ever used the Little Pim DVDs, you're sure to enjoy this online database. The interactive interface is great for learning a new language.  
AP Images
AP Images provides you with both current and historic photos (from as early as the 1840s) to use in a presentation or photo report. You can filter results by color, relevance, orientation, and more!
Teen Health and Wellness
This database has the answers to questions teens may have but are too embarrassed to ask. Peruse the database or search for teen friendly articles about everything from asthma to peer pressure.

-Whitney J., Youth Services Library Associate