Welcome to the Hamden Public Library's Children's Department!
We offer a variety of services to children as well as their parents and caregivers. The library offers storytimes, books and audiovisual material, online resources, and activities to help nurture a love of reading and learning. Our children’s area provides a place where parents and children can read, play and learn.
Online Databases for Children
Use your library card to access the research databases.
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.
BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration!
TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles . You can also find Tumble Puzzles & Games that help develop reading and language skills.
Read the Books can be used by kids, parents, or teachers to discover new books, authors, series, or genres. It's a quick and easy way to find interesting books for children and young adults based on topic, grade level, or time period.
Explora will help you discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
The Hamden Public Library invites readers from grades 7 & 8 to get acquainted with the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. Our Nutmeg Book Blog provides brief descriptions of each book and links to more information about the authors. Best of all you can leave your comments about each book you read and join our 'straw pole' for your favorite.