ABC MouseThe 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 StatesThis 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:
- Slavery & Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- Civil War & Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era, 1878 to Great Depression (1878-1932)
- New Deal & World War II (1933-1945)
- Civil Rights & Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
BookFlixBookFlix 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.
Driving TestsUse this free BPL Online resource to practice taking CT DMV tests for car, CDL, and motorcycle licenses. Access DMV handbooks and FAQ about getting a CT driver’s license.
For more information on state and federal issued identification/licenses, visit:
Encyclopedia JudaicaEncyclopedia 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.
Access the full digital archive of the Hartford Courant from 1764 to the present. In-library access is available for all patrons. Offsite access is available with a Bloomfield Public Library card. (Partial access to the Hartford Courant database is offered through researchIT CT using any CT public library card.)
JobNowFREE 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 & 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.
LearningExpress LibraryFREE powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals, learn computer and workplace skills, prepare for occupational tests, and more!
Mango LanguagesLearn 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 language learning.
Peterson’s Test and Career PrepGale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (formerly called the Testing & Education Reference Center) features 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 writing tutorials, and explore the virtual career library.
researchIT CT: Connecticut’s Research Engine
Use researchIT CT to access free academic articles for all age groups, newspapers, popular magazines, and e-book/e-audio titles. Additionally, access quality resources for genealogy, law, health, small business, and job seekers…and much more! ResearchIT CT is a service of the CT State Library and Bloomfield Public Library.
Teen Health & WellnessTeen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with FREE up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support – it’s safe, private, and available 24/7. For offsite access, click the green “Instant Login” button and choose “Log in with your library card.”
TrueFlixTrueFlix is a FREE social studies and science resource that features e-books paired with a variety of related multimedia content about people, places, history, science, and nature. Read, watch and explore primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites. For grades 3 and up.
Additional educational resources:
- Free Online Classes
- GCF Learn Free (Microsoft Office, mobile devices, computer basics, and more!)
- Digital Learn (computer basics, job searching, social networking)
- TechBoomers (Internet tutorials and technology basics)
- CT Higher Education for Seniors
(Tuition-free degree programs for seniors age 62+)
Call 860-566-8118 for more information
- CT “Drive Only” License for Undocumented Individuals
- Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
- ConneCT Kids
- Frances Perkins Program at Mt. Holyoke College
(full tuition scholarship opportunity for women age 25+)
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Open Culture (free cultural & educational media online)
- U.S. Citizenship Test Study Materials
- Veterans Benefits – Education & Training (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)