Online for kids

Read along, watch or listen to stories, play games or learn new things using our online resources. Be sure to have your library card ready!

If you need help using these resources, speak with library staff or watch our 'how-to' videos.

Educational games and early reading

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Busythings

Play and learn with over 150 fun activities that help children develop skills in problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy. Includes activities, games and fun for children up to 11 years. [Library membership required]

 Literacy Planet

Literacy Planet

Improve your children's English literacy skills.
Literacy Planet is the perfect tool to help children to build their skills in spelling, vocabulary, grammar and reading. Literacy Planet has levels to support the school curriculum and is engaging with fun, educational game activities. 
Sign up is required to keep track of your progress and earn rewards. [Library membership required]

 LOTE Online for kids

LOTE Online for Kids

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Online for Kids provides children with the opportunity to read and speak different languages with these fantastic e-books.

Visit LOTE Online for kids for a collection of 800+ books in 30 languages. This service is always growing, both in the number of books and the number of languages. [Library membership required] 

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Sunshine Online

A useful resources for early readers to practice and improve their reading and comprehension skills.

Featuring over 370 e-Books and over 100 interactive activities, Sunshine Online is the perfect place for young Australian readers. [Library membership required]

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Ziptales

Enjoy reading and fun activities with Ziptales!
Over 500 interactive levelled readers, puzzles, games, videos and lessons.

Includes NAPLAN style literacy practice tests for Years 3 & 5  - all fully aligned to the Australian and New Zealand curricula and Specialized English Lessons writing activities. [Library membership required]

Homework

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Britannica

Don't know where to start with your homework?
Search this trusted resource for information which is suitable for children, teens and adults! Includes images, videos, dictionary, games and links to other websites. 


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National Geographic Kids

This resources includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to present, as well as books, videos and images. 

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Studiosity

An online, and free, tutoring service for students who are members of Blacktown City Libraries!

 

Visit our Digital Library for a wide range of other resources you may find useful for your studies or research.

e-Books and e-Audiobooks

 

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BorrowBox eBooks

Offering best-selling titles and popular Australian content, BorrowBox has an incredible selection of children's e-books to keep junior readers engrossed for hours. 

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BorrowBox e-audiobooks

BorrowBox's collection of children's and young adult e-audiobook titles entertain, spark joy and stimulate imagination in young minds!


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Overdrive

Explore and download the library's e-book and e-audiobook collection for children. 

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Hoopla

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Indyreads


Indyreads

Provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in e-book and e-audio format.