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BookFLIX
Provided by POWER Library
Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC's and 1, 2, 3's, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!

Britannica Children
Discover research topics according to reading level for young learners. Get free access to 3 comprehensive databases, including the Encyclopædia Britannica • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics • More than 24,000 primary sources • Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish, plus audio pronunciations • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips • Subject browse, from animals and the arts to science and math • Biography browse • 129,000 of the Web’s best sites related to search topics.

Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive)
Enjoy ebook and audiobook versions of best sellers, classics, and titles from your favorite authors through our OverDrive-powered site, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (CLDL)! Items are available to download on a variety of devices.

cloudLibrary by bibliotheca
Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for download using the cloudLibrary app which makes it easy to browse your favorite authors and genres!

Hoopla
Only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Just for Kids (Access Video)
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.

Kids InfoBits 
Provided by POWER Library
Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids InfoBits includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.

TrueFLIX
Provided by POWER Library 
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

 


 

Databases For Teens:

Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive) 
Enjoy ebook and audiobook versions of best sellers, classics, and titles from your favorite authors through our OverDrive-powered site, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (CLDL)! Items are available to download on a variety of devices.

cloudLibrary by bibliotheca 
Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for download using the cloudLibrary app which makes it easy to browse your favorite authors and genres!

Britannica Young Adults
Explore how-to documents for book reviews, presentations, research papers, and science reports. Get free access to 3 comprehensive databases, including the Encyclopædia Britannica • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics • More than 24,000 primary sources • Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish, plus audio pronunciations • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips • Subject browse, from animals and the arts to science and math • Biography browse • 129,000 of the Web’s best sites related to search topics.

Driving-Tests.org
We've partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their PA driving tests! Choose from several different permit tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of PA’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Provided by POWER Library 
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Teens might also benefit from many other databases on our list, covering history, genealogy, science, world languages, engine repair, literature, career guidance, and more.

 


Databases For Educators And Parents:

Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive) 
Enjoy ebook and audiobook versions of best sellers, classics, and titles from your favorite authors through our OverDrive-powered site, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (CLDL)! Items are available to download on a variety of devices.

cloudLibrary by bibliotheca
Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for download using the cloudLibrary app which makes it easy to browse your favorite authors and genres!

Educator’s Reference Complete
Provided by POWER Library
Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Hoopla
Only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. 

Teacher Reference Center 
Provided by POWER Library 
This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

Universal Class 
Free access to over 500 courses from computer skills to business to cooking to pet care. Learn at your own pace. Earn CEUs and certificates.

Universal Class offers classes in many categories, include parenting, homeschooling, teacher resources, general education, and special education. 

Use PCL followed by your card number to log in. 

Adults might also benefit from many other databases on our list, covering history, genealogy, science, world languages, engine repair, literature, career guidance, and more.