The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. From Age of Learning, Inc. *In-library access only*
An interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning! Children and adults can access thousands of classic books paired with a related non-fiction e-book. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) helps educators and librarians find just the right books by providing over 2.1 million children’s and young adult literature records containing professional reviews, as well as author and illustrator links. CLCD also includes Teaching Tools which shows links to hundreds of websites with lesson plans and teaching guides. *In-library access only* (Create an account to assemble personal lists accessible from home/offsite)
Use this FREE resource to practice taking the CT DMV permit test, as well as other great driving test resources, like road signs, fines and limits, and FAQ on getting a CT driver’s license.
A 22-volume English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. This e-book covers diverse areas of the Jewish world and civilization, including Jewish history of all eras, culture, holidays, language, scripture, and religious teachings.
A comprehensive social/cultural, travel, and international business resource, covering 175 countries and territories. It includes everything you need to know about traveling!
FREE and confidential job assistance, including professional resume critique and live interview and resume coaching. Use the SkillSurfer Learning Library to access thousands of lessons, quizzes, and tests to help master academic concepts. View tutorials on basic to advanced math/reading/writing, as well as high school/college/graduate school test prep…and more!
Learn a new language today! Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages from around the world.
researchIT CT: Connecticut’s Research Engine (previously iCONN)
Search articles, magazines, newspapers, health & science, business, history & genealogy, and much more!
Notice: The CT State Library is in the process of transitioning to a new online library catalog. During this interim period, the statewide catalog will be unavailable while a new system is put in place. Our online library catalog, Encore, is still available, through which you can continue to place holds on materials from the 30 libraries in our consortium (includes libraries in north-central CT).
Please call the library to request materials from CT libraries outside our consortium, or with any questions you might have. We will be happy to request 3 items per patron per week.
Over 300 FREE online practice tests for high school, college, and career success! Search information about college and career enhancement programs. Use the practice tests to help you prepare for a civil service test, the Praxis exam, SAT, GED, and more!
Additional educational resources:
- Free Online Classes
- GCF Learn Free (Microsoft Office, mobile devices, computer basics, and more!)
- Digital Learn (computer basics, job searching, social networking)
- TechBoomers (website tutorials)
- CT “Drive Only” License for Undocumented Individuals
- Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
- National Center for Education Statistics
- ConneCT Kids
- Nursing Programs in Connecticut
- U.S. Citizenship Test Study Materials