E-books and websites


E-books or electronic books, are books that you can read online from any device that has an internet connection. Click on the logos to access our e-books and e-audiobooks or download the apps.


Student login: Username: student ID      Password (numbers only)

Staff login: Username: firstname.lastname    Password: your regular password/login

Looking for the DATABASES?: (PebbleGo, Britannica, National Geographic, etc.) once you log into MackinVia; look for the database button on the left.)

APSLibraryBingo-Elementary Literature activities that you can do at home. See how many ways you can make BINGO!


MORE FREE EBOOKS and resources!

A collection of free, online read alouds is here!

Scholastic’s BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybookBook Flix s from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  This and other fun sites can be used through Arlington Public Library’s site. You might need your library account information to use the site.

storynorySTORY-NORY has thousands of free audio stories that you can listen to. Click on stories at the top of the page and choose your genre of story. Plug in your earbuds, sit back and enjoy!



International Children’s Digital Library is building an online library that will have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.

Newsela! Newsela offers an extensive online library of over 1,000 current event articles geared towards readers of varied abilities and interests.Newsela

To log into our “Patrick Henry Library” account:

Username: patrickhenry  Password: arlington

Unite for Literacy: We picture a world where all children have access to plenty of books that chttp://www.uniteforliteracy.com/elebrate their cultures and honor their home languages. We see a world where all children grow up learning the joy of reading. Our vision inspires our work.




The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.



More great sites!

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips!  Visit Mars, The Great Wall of China or the San Diego Zoo without leaving your home!

Library of Congress has many resources for children and families. Check it out!

Hour of Code Try writing your own computer code!

Great Websites for Kids: A collection of sites by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Your Next Read!: Look here for some suggestions for what you might like based upon what you’ve already read.

Freerice.com: For every question you answer 10 grains of rice will be donated to needy communities around the world.

Cornell Lab Feeder Watch: A live camera allows you to observe birds in their habitat! (cannot be accessed on APS network.)


FREE IMAGES (photos and clipart) that you can use. Please remember to credit your source by including the website address (URL) and date that you use the picture in your work.



Digital Public Library of America