Services for Kids and Teens

Newest Books for Kids:

Newest Books for Teens:

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    Brainfuse HelpNow provides free online homework help through its HelpNow service — a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance. LIVE tutoring assistance is available daily from 2-9 PM.



    Summer Skills Camp powered by Brainfuse HelpNow: Curated lessons and activities in science, math, and writing to help students avoid the “summer slide” that inevitably results from so much time away from school. The Summer Skills Camp will launch in June and in the Study column of the HelpNow homepage.


    EBSCOhost Masterfile Full-text, keyword searchable access to hundreds of thousands of magazine and journal articles and other research resources.

    Biography Reference Center Biographical information on people from throughout history and around the world.

    Literary Reference Center Plus Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses from every age and literary discipline.

    Points of View A full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

    LearningExpress Library A completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed.

    Global Road Warrior: The Ultimate Guide to the World A massive database of information on 175 countries of the world including major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Maps & photographs too!

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  • Public and private school classes often visit the library on a weekly, biweekly, monthly or yearly basis. Class visits are encouraged so that all students can acquire library cards and acquaint themselves with their public library, learning important research skills and browsing techniques. Teachers are encouraged to inform library staff when they assign a project that will impact library services so that librarians can adequately prepare and help make student library use as successful as possible. Teachers are always welcome to call for help gathering books for specific curriculum needs.

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    ABCmouse: Educational activities for ages 2-7+. An award-winning online curriculum for young children from Age of Learning, Inc.
    Free at our library.



    Discover & Go: is a nationally recognized museum pass program developed by Contra Costa County Library that provides California library cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions.


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