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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library


Just for Kids!: Home

Electronic resources for your children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

About this guide

These online resources for children in grades K - 8 are provided by either The Taft School or researchIT CT,
a program of the Connecticut State Library.

Please Note: If you are off-campus, you'll be prompted to enter your Taft network username and password.

Resources A-Z

ResearchIT CT

Additional resources provided by the CT State Library

Popular Magazines for Elementary School

Popular Magazines for Middle School

ResearchIT CT OneSearch for Elementary Schools searches simultaneously encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and magazines considered to be most useful to elementary school studetns in Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

ResearchIT CT OneSearch for Middle Schools searches across multiple databases considered to be most useful to middle school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."  Henry Ward Beecher

Notable Children's Digital Media

The American Library Association's Notable Children’s Digital Media list includes real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating, and entertaining in exemplary ways.

And for Parents

Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews.

Resources A-Z (continued)

Audiobooks & eBooks for Kids (and Parents too!)

Provided by the CT State Library's researchIT CT program, RBDigital offers thousands of audiobooks and ebooks. Click +View by Genre to limit to Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction, and many other fiction and nonfiction genres, such as fantasy, history, literary fiction, science, sci-fi, sports, travel, women's fiction and more. You can also filter by availability. Sign up using your Taft School library barcode number (we can provide it if needed). And check your app store for the mobile app.