Educational Resources

ABCmouse.com for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and early primary

ABC Mouse

The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. From Age of Learning, Inc.
*FREE in-library access only*

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

This ProQuest resource is focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. The resource contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

  1. Slavery & Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. Civil War & Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era, 1878 to Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. New Deal & World War II (1933-1945)
  5. Civil Rights & Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

BookFlix

BookFLIX

BookFlix is a FREE interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning! Children and adults can access thousands of classic books paired with a related non-fiction e-book. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Free DMV Practice Tests

CT DMV Practice Tests & Driver’s License FAQ

Use this FREE resource to practice taking CT DMV tests, as well as other great driving test resources, like road signs, fines and limits, and FAQ on getting a CT driver’s license.

Encyclopedia Judaica

Encyclopedia Judaica

Encyclopedia Judaica is a FREE English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. This 22-volume e-book covers diverse areas of the Jewish world and civilization, including Jewish history of all eras, culture, holidays, language, scripture, and religious teachings.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is a FREE comprehensive social/cultural, travel, and international business resource, covering 175 countries and territories. It includes everything you need to know about traveling!

Hartford Courant 1992-Present Button Hartford Courant 1764-1922 Button

Hartford Courant

Access Hartford Courant issues from 1764 to the present day for FREE! The Hartford Courant subscription is split into three different time periods. Note: the years of 1923-1991 are available onsite at Bloomfield Public Library to all patrons, or offsite to Bloomfield library card holders only.

Hartford Courant (1992-Present)

Hartford Courant (1923-1991)

Hartford Courant (1764-1922)


JobNow

JobNow 

FREE and confidential job assistance, including professional resume critique and live interview and resume coaching. Use the SkillSurfer Learning Library to access thousands of lessons, quizzes, and tests to help master academic concepts. View tutorials on basic to advanced math/reading/writing, as well as high school, college, and graduate school test prep…and more!

Kanopy. Featuring film festival, documentary, and foreign films

Kanopy & Kanopy Kids

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films for FREE, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. See the library’s “Movies” page for more details on how Kanopy works.

Kanopy also includes FREE access to Kanopy Kids, which highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos.


Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Learn a new language today! Mango Languages is a FREE online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 70 languages from around the world, including English as a second language.

research IT CT Free Online Resources

researchIT CT: Connecticut’s Research Engine

Access FREE academic articles, including history, science, and biography information, as well as newspapers and magazines…and much more! A service of the CT State Library and your local library.


Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Featuring FREE online practice tests for high school, college, and career success! Use the practice tests to help you prepare for the SAT, GED, LSAT, MCAT, civil service test, Praxis exam, and more! Additionally, you can search for colleges and scholarships, take basic math and English/writing tutorials, and access the virtual career library.

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