Online resources for families
eBooks and eAudiobooks
We have an amazing range of children's eBooks and eAudiobooks on our BorrowBox app.
Read or listen to them for free with your Herefordshire library card. If you are not already a library member, you can join online.
Reading and rhyme resources
These resources provide interactive books to read, watch or listen to for children of all ages. There are also rhymes to sing along to and fun games to enjoy.
- BBC Teach - Nursery rhymes and songs
Watch, learn and sing along to videos of nursery rhymes and songs.
- Book Trust - Hometime
Online books and videos. Play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, and learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
- Book Trust - Storybooks and games
Interactive picture books to read or watch with signing for younger children.
- British Library - Discovering children's books
Explore stories with activities from the British Library. Draw favourite characters, make a miniature book, read interviews with children's authors and much more.
- CBeebies stories
Watch and interact with stories for babies, toddlers and young children from favourite CBeebies shows.
- Hay Festival - Hay Player
Watch and listen to favourite children's authors talk about their books at Hay Festival.
- Reading Agency - Chatterbooks
Find book-themed activity packs, teachers' notes and discussion guides for reading clubs.
These resources provide learning, revision and study support across curriculum subjects or for library clubs.
- BBC Bitesize
Study support to help with learning, revision and homework. BBC Bitesize provides study support for learners 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects.
- BBC Teach
Free teaching resources for at home or school with interactive lessons and curriculum-mapped videos for primary and secondary school pupils.
- Code Club
Computer coding projects to teach how to create games and animations, for children 9 to 13 years.
- Department for Education - Resources for learning from home
A list of online educational resources to help children learn at home for primary and secondary school pupils across a range of subjects.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
One of the world's best known encyclopedias, Britannica Junior is for children 5 to 11 years and Britannica Student for children 12 to 17 years.
- Issues Online
Issues Online provides a wide range of information on key issues, such as animal testing and climate change, for children 11+ years.
- National Literacy Trust - Family Zone
Ideas and guidance for activities at home to benefit reading, writing and language development, for children 0 to 12 years.