Elementary and Middle School Students

Elementary School Students:  From homework resources and educational programs to recreational reading, the Library offers many in-house and online services for Elementary and Middle School students. Visit this page to learn more.

Below is a listing of our offerings. You can also check out our list of other free resources here.


Apply online to receive a Library Card Number that you can use immediately to access our eCollection and public computers. This card number is good for 2 years.  Visit any Memphis Public Library with your documentation requirements listed below to check out physical items. (Customers age 13 and up are invited to apply online.) If you are an educator, ask about an Educator account when you visit the Library. It allows you to check out 50 physical items instead of 25!

Visit our Start Here page for more details on obtaining a Library Card.

eBooks, eAudiobooks

libby/overdrive for kids

Our OverDrive service offers many ebooks for early learners including:

You can check out three titles at a time per library card. Titles automatically return after 21 days or you can return them early.

Visit our Kids OverDrive or use the Libby app if you are using a smart device/tablet. Visit our eCollection page for more details.



World Book eBooks provides a robust library of titles to suit every need. From basic board books to the most famous classic novels, the easy-to-navigate shelves of eBooks hold exactly what every student needs to round out their learning. These eBooks do not require checking out and they are always available.

World Book eBooks Flyer


Tumblebook library

TumbleBook Library gives you free access to dozens of children’s books and videos using any web-enabled device.  (Available until August 31, 2020). If it asks for a username/password. Please use:

  • Username: tntumbles
  • Password: trial

ready rosie

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts. Our tools leverage the power of video modeling, family workshops, professional development opportunities, and mobile technology to build powerful partnerships between families and educators, resulting in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Children. Available in English and Spanish, from birth to grade 3. (Available until September 1, 2020)

eAudiobooks and eMagazines

rbdigital audiobooks and magazines

Our rbDigital service offers more downloadable audiobooks and magazines, including:

Visit our rbDigital page to registerInstall the app if you are using a smart device/tablet. Visit our eCollection page for more details.


world book kids

World Book Kids provides thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia for increased comprehension. Includes age-appropriate resources, such as Important People, Science Projects, Webquests, and games.

World Book Kids Flyer


world book student

World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World Book Student Flyer



TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. (Available until August 31, 2020). If it asks for a username/password. Please use:

  • Username: tntumbles
  • Password: trial

world book expanded collections

Until April 30th, we now have access to many other collections within World Book including:

  • Activity Corner – Arts and Craft ideas for ages 3 to adult.
  • Classroom Extensions such as Dramatic Learning, Science Power, and Social Studies Power.

elementary (Gale in context)

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits), introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Training Material:


middle school – gale in context

Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.



KidSpeak Language Learning

Designed by leading educators for children ages six and up, KidSpeak for Libraries contains more than 700 words and expressions per language. Available languages include Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish. Offered as a part of Transparent Language Learning.

Getting Started Instructions | Video Tutorials | Mobile App Available


Visit our Children’s Reading List page for all sorts of award winners and recent additions. Each list includes links to our Catalog so you can check availability and place holds.

Children's BookLetters


Knowing what to read next can always be a challenge. Our Children’s librarians produce a monthly newsletter with book suggestions for children. View the most recent edition here and sign up to receive emails:

Children’s programs

The Library offers a variety of events for children. From arts and crafts to STEM, book clubs to movies and games.

We also offer Outreach services. Would you like the Library to visit your organization for a Children’s program? Visit our Outreach page for more information on scheduling this event.


Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.