Resources - Parents & Children

Early Literacy

Babies are born ready to learn. Early literacy is all the things babies learn before they learn to read and write. The most important thing you can do to foster early literacy is to provide an atmosphere that’s fun, verbal and stimulating. When you read, talk and play with your child, you’re stimulating the growth of your child’s brain and building the connections that will become the building blocks for reading.

Children's Online Resources & Homework Help

The library offers 24/7 access to online resources for general interest and to help with school assignments.
The Homework Help page  lets you choose the homework subject and an assignment keyword.
Online resources are free with your Naperville Public Library card number and PIN.

Standardized tests (Grade 3 & Above)

The library can help you prepare your child to take standardized tests.
  • Check our catalog for test prep books for CogAT and PARCC, as well as information about learning strategies and school issues.
  • Use the Homework Help online resources. (Topic = Test Prep)
  • Other tests:
  • PARCC practice tests are available online.
  • DLM-AA information from the State of Illinois.
For more information regarding the standardized tests taken by  Naperville students, contact your child's teacher or your local school district (School District 203 and School District 204).


Does your child need a little extra help in one of their subjects at school? Check out our Homework Help online resources. Or see the Indian Prairie School District 204 current tutor list.

Museum Adventure Pass Program

Valid Naperville Public Library card holders can receive free admission to a variety of exciting museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicago area. Museum Pass information

Children's Online Resources

These online resources are FREE to use - just log in with your Naperville Public Library card number.
Access Science More than 9,000 articles by leading scientists and rich with animations and videos, AccessScience... more
Amazing Animals Information and color pictures of animals of the world, plus a Feature Creature and Jungle Jumble,... more
America the Beautiful Fast facts, histories, profiles, and more for each of the 50 U.S. states, from Grolier Online.
Axis 360 A collection of ebooks and audiobooks.
Brainfuse HelpNow! Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill... more
Britannica Library for Children Student version of the encyclopedia, with supplemental materials and research guides.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Quick reference resources, including Research Starters, timelines, and quizzes and games, designed... more
Grolier Online Student-focused encyclopedia with news, science projects, games, and more.
Hoopla Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or... more
Kids InfoBits Fun and easy-to-search resources especially for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, with... more
Lands & People Provides easy to understand articles on continents, countries, regions, states/provinces, cultures... more
Learning Express Library LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help... more
Little Pim Children can begin learning one of 12 languages. Little Pim is designed specifically to introduce... more
New Book of Popular Science Encyclopedia articles, science projects, news, biographies, and more for middle and high school... more
NoveList K- 8 Plus Reader's advisory information for young readers' fiction and non-fiction titles with... more
Overdrive for Kids For kids - borrow e-Books, audiobooks, and more on your phone and tablet. An OverDrive account can... more
TumbleBookLibrary Listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
World Almanac for Kids Online Articles and fast facts on animals, careers, countries, history, people, space, and much more, with... more
World Book Kids The World Book Encyclopedia enhanced with learning resources designed for elementary school... more