Looking for an awesome story? How about 100 of them!
EPL staff have compiled 100 of the best stories around.
These stories are available in a many of different ways - as books, movies, graphic novels and more! Experience the story in whichever way you like best.
Click here to view the Awesome Starts Here booklet. Check through the pages and find your favourite!
Get these stories now, each section below includes a unique type of story from the Awesome Starts Here booklet:
|The Plot Thickens||Classic Fantastic|
|Tickle Your Funny Bone||Close to Home|
|Once Upon a Time||Keep You Guessing|
|Discover Yourself||When Life Gives You Lemons|
|Journey Through Time||Heroes and Hooligans|
Want even more recommendations? You got it:
Have fun at the Library.
Each week, there are fun kids programs happening at EPL branches around the city.
- click here to see the list of all of the programs available,
- click here to search EPL programs using keywords or dates, or
- click here to visit your local library's page and view their calendar for exciting games, activities and more.
Young Readers Choice Award
This is the book award that's especially for kids. You choose the nominees. You read the books. You choose the winner. As simple as that - and you get to read exactly what you want. Find out more about this program that kids across Western Canada and the U.S. participate in.
Summer Reading Club
Every year, EPL offers a summer club where you can read, play games, win prizes, and have fun at the Library all summer long. Check epl.ca/src to find out what's in store this year!
Fun and games on your computer.
Sure, computers are great for working on. But sometimes you need a break, and that's what this page is all about.
Check out the fun online games we found. They'll keep you on your toes, and make you use your skills and have fun. These sites are from all over the world, so check out the fun games that EPL recommends for you. Have we mentioned that these are supposed to be fun, yet?
The Kidz Page has hundreds of games, puzzles and activities for you to print out or play online. Updated monthly with tons of new content, this is a great site for your child to keep coming back to!
The Fun School has online education games for elementary schools students, as well as printable activities, colouring and crafts that will help your child learn.
This game station comes to you through the Reading is Fundamental website. Try out some great games that support your child’s literacy skills while they have fun!
This education-games site was created by a former teacher elementary school teacher and offers games that your child will love and are designed to support primary school learning.
Another fantastic educational games site, this one brought to you by the BBC. Choose your age and the subject you’re interested in and away you go!
Over 50 fun games for kids at this CBC Kids’ Games site! Choose from among Action, Classic, Puzzle or Show-based games for hours of entertainment.
This games site for kids aged 6 – 10 has over a thousand education games for you to choose from! And new content is constantly being added. You will never get bored here!
Explore the wonders of our world and the universe around us through these wonderful games created by National Geographic. Go on an African Safari, explore inside the human body as a NanoSurgeon, visit outerspace. Anything is possible on this website!
Visit Funbrain for educational games, online books, and comics for kids from kindergarten to grade 8. It also includes information for parents and teachers!
Disney’s Club Penguin....need we say more? This virtual world is a safe online community where you can participate in fun activities, chat and play games online.
Everyone loves LEGO®! On this website you can sign in with or sign up for a LegoID and join the wonderful world of LEGO®. Play games, watch mini-movies and design your own LEGO® creations.
Is there anything good about homework?
Well the help you get from EPL is pretty sweet. So that's at least one good thing.
EPL's got lots of books, instructional CDs and DVDs and programs available to help you with your homework. And be sure to check out the great stuff on the digital kids page too, with lots of great resources available from home or school!
Visiting a library? Check out the featured database that's available from EPL computers only:
Solaro helps you soar at school!
Based on the Alberta curriculum for grades 3 to 12, this database can help you with assignments and homework you're likley to get at school.
This IN LIBRARY ONLY online resource has lessons, quizzes and tests in an interactive package. All the content of The Key and SNAP books that you may have already used in print, are now online.
Here are some other trusted free sites (besides the Library) that can help you with your homework:
Millions of Canadian facts and resources are found here for students and teachers. Includes quizzes, games and more!
Find information about Canada - its government, history, facts, people, geography, provinces, symbols, and more. Browse through maps, and photographs and then choose from dozens of fact sheets to download to your computer.
Looking for help in a certain subject? KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians– with kid-friendly results, whether you’re interested in science, math or the weird and mysterious!
Information you can trust for kids of all ages, on subjects of all kinds.
Got a question about homework? Need more information about your favourite movie or just want to play some games? Check out Ask Kids and get the answers.
This online dictionary and thesaurus has great word games and language fun to make your writing assignments really sizzle, not fizzle.
Free educational games, online books, and comics for kids preschool through grade 8. More than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.
Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.
Check out this list of websites that can help you get the info you need for class:
Tu veux lire des livres amusants et intéressants en français?
Consultez la page de programmation pour nos programmes d’activités pour enfants en français.
On s’amuse à l’ordi! Les sites ci-dessous offrent des jeux en ligne pour enfants:
Jeux pour enfants offre des jeux pour enfants gratuits : jeux en ligne, labyrinthes et jeux à télécharger.
Radio-Canada Jeunesse procure des heures de plaisir! On peut explorer des jeux de type quêtes, arcade, sports… et même créer son propre jeu!
Le site Toupty contient des jeux et des coloriages en ligne pour les enfants de 3 à 8 ans.
Visitez Kidadoweb pour trouver des jeux en flash, puzzles en ligne ou jeux de mémoire pour les petits et les ados. De nouveaux jeux sont ajoutés au fur et à mesure.