Looking for things to read? Check out our reading lists section under the kids’ menu!
Things to Play
Did you know the library has video games that you can check out and take home? Take a look at our online catalog for our collection!
You can also click the links below for different browser games!
- Agar.io – Play against other online players as you try to become the biggest cell!
- Board Game Arena – Sign in to play board games online!
- Chester Comix – Follow the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester, as he learns about history and economics.
- Coming Out Simulator – a short interactive story/novel about coming out, based on Nicky Case’s own experiences.
- Crazy Monkey Games – Play lots of different types of online games like puzzles, action, and sports games
- DisneyNow – Play games, watch videos, and more with characters from Disney Channel and Disney Junior shows
- The Evolution of Trust – Why do mean people always come out on top? This game explains how that happens, and how we can change it.
- Friv – Free online makeover, fashion, sports, and adventure games
- JS Puzzles – For fans of jigsaw puzzles! Put together a puzzle based on a photo from the site, or upload your own photo
- Kizi – Free online games, no downloads required
- Little Alchemy – Mix and match elements to create new ones. Try to find all 500!
- National Geographic Kids – Learn about animals, nature and space, and play quizzes and puzzles!
- Parable of the Polygons – An interactive experiment that shows how tiny individual biases can collectively cause segregation on a massive scale.
- PBS Kids – Play games with characters from your favorite shows!
- Seussville Games – Play lots of fun games with the Lorax, Horton and other friends from Seussville!
- Snokido – Hundreds of free online games for one player, two players, or more!
- Tabletopia – An online sandbox arena for playing boardgames just like in real life!
- To Build a Better Ballot – an interactive experiment that shows the alternatives to the voting systems we currently use and how they can be more representative and democratic, along with their faults.
- Type Racer – Test your typing speed and race against other people at the same time!
Things to Watch
For family-friendly movies and TV shows that you can borrow from the library, take a look at our catalog!
If you’re looking for free video streaming content, check out the following sites:
- PBS Kids – For educational and entertaining videos from shows like Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts, Pinkalicious, and Curious George.
- Hoopla and Kanopy from the Boston Public Library – Sign up for a free BPL ecard to access their streaming collections of movies and tv shows. Questions? Ask an EPL librarian for help!
- Eliot Family Resource Center – Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, and more. The Eliot FRC is based in Everett.
- Child Care Search – The Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood Care (EEC) provides a searchable online database of licensed childcare providers across the state.
- Family Education Network – A collection of articles, features and links, with sections for the parents of Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School and High School students.
Resources For Parents
The Everett Public Libraries have a collection of parenting books and ebooks that are available for you to borrow. Our online catalog is available here.
Other Parenting resources can be found through: