Britannica – From the State Library of Kansas

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Encyclopedia Britannica Library Online, available for free through the State Library of Kansas, gives you four sites: an academic version for college students and a public library version for children and young adults with a reference center. Each age-appropriate level allows you or your child to research projects, complete homework, and view images and videos.

Screenshot of the opening page of the Britannica Library Children's page.
Britannica Library – Children

 

Access the State Library of Kansas’ subscription to Britannica Online through the State Library of Kansas databases list: here. From this page, find the General Research category and select either Britannica – Academic (for college-level resources) or Britannica – Public Library (for children- and young adult-level resources).

Users can create a personal account to save articles, add notes, and create lists. Easily cite articles in Britannica Library with the easy citation tool in a variety of styles, including MLA and APA.

Adjust the reading level on each Britannica Library article with the Reading Level 1 – 2 – 3 tool.

Each article also provides an option to hear the text read aloud and all reading levels have play/pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward controls. The text highlights as each portion is read aloud.

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Star Wars Reading Challenge

Try out our new reading challenge on Beanstack, perfect for all ages!

 

Can you become a Jedi Master? Read 20 minutes a day (and log it in the challenge on Beanstack) to work your way up from Youngling to Jedi Master!

Remember – with books, the Force will be with you. Always.

This challenge runs from October 1 – October 31st.

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Batman: Escape from Riddler’s Lair

Just in time for Batman Day — a brand new APL digital escape room featuring everyone’s favorite superhero, Batman!

Help! Batman is trapped in Riddler’s lair! Can you help him escape and save Gotham in time? This digital escape room is perfect for older kids (5th-grade skill level and up) or as a family!

 

Click on the image below or here to play this fun digital escape room!

Batman: Escape From Riddler's Lair

 

Check out all of our fun digital escape rooms here!

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