Eastern Shore Public Library

Cool Websites for Families


Audible – Stories Help is offering free audio stories while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

Crabtree’s Complete eLibrary provides free access to over 2000 PreK-9+ curriculum nonfiction and fiction ebooks until June 30, 2020. 

FREE eBooks about Coronavirus / COVID-19 is a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19 provided by the New York City School Library System.


Accelerated Reader Book Finder helps the student find AR books to read.

DayByDayVA provides a great family literacy calendar and lots of fun activities to do for our 1000 Things Before Kindergarten Program. This service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Notable Children’s Digital Media – 2020 – ALSC, a Division of the American Library Association provides information about great digital media for children.

Best Websites for Kids – Common Sense Media

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Children’s Storybooks Online provides “original stories with color illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults. Children’s Storybooks Online seeks to combine education and entertainment to amuse and engage children’s imaginations. There are riddles, mazes, coloring book pages and a page with children’s links that have won Children’s Storybooks Online Award for excellence.”

Reading is Fundamental is a digital library that hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners use frequently. 

Starfall began as a free public service to teach children to read. It now includes language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade.

PBS Kids provides educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!

National Geographic Kids makes it fun to explore your world.

Scholastic Kids Site provides a website for kids about books, reading, authors, games & more.


Teenage Jobs, Careers, and College is the section of LiveCareer that is all about teens and how to get a job, find a career, find a college or other educational opportunity, apply for financial aid, and more.

Science News for Students publishes news from all fields of science for students from middle school and up, with resources for parents and educators.

TeensHealth has doctor-reviewed info to help you be your best in body and mind. 

6 Great Websites for Teen Writers provides a list of sites that are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers.


Accomack County Public Schools

Barrier Islands Center 

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

Kiptopeke State Park 

Chincoteague Bay Field Station 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge 

Eastern Shore Community College 

Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife 

The Nature Conservancy – Brownsville Preserve 

Northampton County Public Schools 

Wallops Flight Facility / NASA 


Contact Youth Services by emailing us at youthservices@espl.org or

calling Eastern Shore Public Library at  (757) 787-3400.

Youth Services has its own Facebook page at the link below:

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  • Eastern Shore Public Library
    23610 Front Street
    P.O. Box 360
    Accomac, VA. 23301
    Phone: (757) 787-3400;

    Cape Charles Memorial Library
    201 Mason Avenue
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
    Phone: (757) 331-1300

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  • Northampton Free Library
    7745 Seaside Rd
    P.O. Box 729 Nassawadox, VA 23413
    Phone: (757) 414-0010

    Chincoteague Island Library
    4077 Main Street
    Chincoteague, VA 23336
    Phone: (757) 336-3460

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