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.
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.
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.
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)
rbdigital audiobooks and magazines
Our rbDigital service offers more downloadable audiobooks and magazines, including:
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
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.
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.
BOOKLETTERS (EMAILED BOOK SUGGESTIONS)
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:
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.