Welcome to Your Space
Whether you inhale books for pleasure or information, or love to use technology to listen to music, watch shows, or to get your reading fix, we have something for you!
Need help with homework or searching for fun things to do? Ask one of the Youth Services staff – we love to help you find what you need.
Each year, students at our local schools participate in choosing and voting for their favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or non-fiction books) in which they are voting.
We can help you find the resources you need, whether you need information to satisfy your personal curiosity or to fulfill school assignments. We can also help you navigate the internet or find your way through our topic selections listed below.
You can come and talk to us in person or email us to book a one-on-one research session at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Biography.com: An attractive database of over 25,000 biographies on historical and contemporary figures from all over the world.
- Dictionary Of Canadian Biography Online: An authoritative source of information about people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Scope is limited to those who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
- Canadiana: A coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada’s documentary heritage.
- BrainPop: Award-winning animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. During school closures, Brain Pop is offering free access!
- Community Learning Network: Brought together by BC’s Community Learning Network, this website divides resources into subject areas connected to the BC curriculum.
- Khan Academy: free resources for a wide variety of subjects.
- BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don’t be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well. Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: a free bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate, and continually updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana.
- Canadian Great War Project: This site provides information pertaining to Canada’s participation in World War I. Included are numerous articles, war diaries, images, timetables and maps.
- BrainyQuote: Search for quotes by theme, author, or nationality.
- easybib: A free automatic bibliography composer.
- GrammarBook.com: Learn more about the rules of grammar and quiz yourself to sharpen your skills.
- List of Latin Phrases (Wikipedia): Provides English translations for common Latin phrases.
- My Shakespeare: Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with full-text, interactive editions of his plays.
- Sparknotes: Study guides for a wide variety of subjects.
- Figure This! Math challenges for families: Work as a group to solve spatial and math problems. Great for the ‘non-mathematician”.
- Harvey Mudd College math tutorials: These tutorials include pre-calculus and calculus, and highlight common mistakes.
- The Mint: Learn about money: earning it, saving it, spending it, investing it, tracking it and safeguarding it.
- Eddie Woo Math Tutorials
- Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials
- MathGameTime: Math games for kindergarten to Grade 7
- Learn 4 Good: for grades 3-9
- Math is Fun: lessons and activities for K-12
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Bill Nye, the guy who made science cool, applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web.
- Galileo: Journey to Jupiter: This site describes the journey of space probe Galileo, which explored the planet Jupiter.
- A Guided Tour of the Visible Human: The Visible Human Project consists of some 9,000 digitized sections of the body.
- Canadian War Museum: Explore virtual exhibits and take an online gallery tour to learn more about Canada’s military history.
- CBCnews.ca: Canada’s authoritative source for news of current events.
- Your Guide to the Religions of the World: This BBC site offers an introduction to Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
- Artcyclopedia: an index of over 100,000 works of art.
- Canadian Museum of History: Explore virtual exhibits and information about all aspects of Canadian history.
- Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
- The British Museum Virtual Tours: Explore virtual exhibits and find information about all kinds of world cultures.
- Virtual Museum of Canada: The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
- World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.
TumbleBooks is a great resource for kids and is available online without a library card. Check out the wide variety of options below. Happy tumbling!
Picture books: Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books and adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.
Read-a-longs: Narrated chapter books with highlighted text so kids can follow along. The books are flexible enough for confident readers to read on their own too.
eBooks: Full-length Early Juvenile and Juvenile Fiction chapter books for kids from grades 2 to 6. Ideal for independent reading, whether for school or for pleasure.
Graphic novels: A fantastic way to help encourage readers of all abilities and preferences to read in an exciting and accessible way.
Non-fiction: This section features both animated story books and longer length eBooks in reading levels from kindergarten to grade 6. There’s a large selection of genres from which to choose: history, science, ecology, geography, historical science, biological geography, and more.
Math Stories: This is a great way to introduce new concepts to children! From simple patterns and numbers, to fundamentals of geometry and pi, or from the basics of coins and money, to budgets and economics.
Language learning: Features story books in Spanish and French, and is ideal for both English language learns and second language students. In addition, many of the Language Learning books have English counterparts.
National Geographic videos: There are a wide variety of subjects on video from wildlife profiles to Exoplanet exploration.
Puzzles and games: Provides entertaining and educational activities based on your kids’ favourite TumbleBooks. There are puzzles, memory games, crosswords, match-the-sentence games, and more!
Playlist: You can make your own playlist or use one of the pre-made playlists. This feature allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another – perfect for storytime.