Looking for things to read? Check out our reading lists section under the kids’ menu!

Things to Play

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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!

  • – 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

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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!

  • 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:

  • 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.