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Harford County Public Library has curated these resources to support you and your family during the school year. Click on the age group below and discover what the library has to offer for students of all ages… from children to adults.

All you need is a Harford County Public Library card. If you don't have one, don’t worry, register for a free digital library card.

Harford County Public School Students - HCPL Student Link Information:

If you are a Harford County Public School student, you can use your student ID to access HCPL online resources below. To access the resources below, click any link and enter HCPS [your student ID] as the username and your student ID as the password. (example: username-HCPS123456, password-123456) For more information about HCPL Student Link, watch this video.

Preschool Middle / High School Parent Resources Elementary school Adult Learners Resources for All Ages

PRESCHOOL

HCPL Little Leapers & Little Leapers 3.5
Includes pre- and early- literacy skill building kits with science and math themes for children birth to five years of age.

HCPL Media Mentors
Follow on Instagram for book recommendations, early literacy tips, app suggestions, and more.

HCPL Recommended Booklists for Preschoolers
Several collections of preschool picture books recommended by librarians.

Kanopy Kids
Movies, literary classics, PBS TV series, Little Pim Learning Languages, and more. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

OverDrive Kids
Maryland’s Digital eLibrary consortium gives access to kids eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

PBS Between the Lions Early Reading Collection
Explore the series that helps kids "Get Wild About Reading!"

PBS Kids
Lots of fun with PBS Kids games & videos.

Scholastic Bookflix
Read and watch a favorite storybook, and then explore facts and play games. You can also read along with the narrator! Free with your HCPL library card.

Scholastic Teachables
An online database of tens of thousands of searchable, printable educational resources for all subjects in grades PreK–6. Free with your HCPL library card.

TumbleBook
Enjoy talking picture books. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

TumbleMath
A comprehensive collection of online math picture books.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Brainfuse HelpNow
One-on-one homework help with expert tutors, assistance with foreign languages, a 24-hour writing lab, and more. Tutors available Monday-Sunday 2:00 pm-11:55 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Britannica Library
Three levels for searching: children, young adults, and reference center. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

EBSCO Learning Express Library
Offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions providing interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more.

HCPL LEAP: Music
An extension of the LEAP collection and geared for children grades 1 and up. Learning music and playing an instrument facilitates learning other subjects, and can improve a child’s understanding and learning of mathematical concepts.

HCPL LEAP: Science is Fun!
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) skills are key to a child’s success. Harford County Public Library developed the Learn, Explore, and Play or LEAP Program, a series of fun, free, educational programming and equipment kits to enhance interest and competence in these fields.

HCPL Nature Backpack Kits
Explore, enjoy, and educate while hiking locally. The tools, guides and activities found in the backpacks will enable meaningful and memorable interactive opportunities for you and your family.

HCPL Recommended Booklists for Elementary School
Several collections of books for elementary school-aged children.

Kanopy Kids
Movies, literary classics, PBS TV series, Little Pim Learning Languages, and more. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system for languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian, Portuguese, German, and more. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

OverDrive Kids
Maryland’s Digital eLibrary consortium gives access to kids eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Rosetta Stone
Online language learning for 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Scholastic Bookflix
Read and watch a favorite storybook, and then explore facts and play games. You can also read along with the narrator! Free with your HCPL library card.

Scholastic Scienceflix
30 science units available at different reading levels. Read articles, watch science videos, find experiments, learn about science careers, or read about science in the news.

Scholastic Teachables
An online database of tens of thousands of searchable, printable educational resources for all subjects in grades PreK–6. Free with your HCPL library card.

Scholastic Trueflix
Read, watch videos, and find project ideas about subjects from ancient civilizations to space to natural disasters.

TumbleBook
Enjoy talking picture books. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

TumbleMath
A comprehensive collection of online math picture books.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

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MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL

Brainfuse HelpNow
One-on-one homework help with expert tutors and a 24-hour writing lab. Tutors available Monday-Sunday 2:00 pm-11:55 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Britannica Library
Three levels for searching: children, young adults, and reference center. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

EBSCO Learning Express Library
An interactive core skill development and test preparation site for all ages. Includes GED and U.S. citizenship exam prep, as well.

hoopla
eBooks, comics, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music, TV. Instantly. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Infobase Ancient and Medieval History Online
Covers six ancient centers of civilizations - Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia and time periods ranging from 3 to 5 million years ago through 1522. Includes basic information and biographies, timelines, maps, and charts.

Kanopy
Over 30,000 movies and documentaries, the Criterion Collection, indie films and more! Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Libby
Maryland’s Digital eLibrary consortium gives access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Library of Congress: Country Studies
Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, national security systems, and institutions of countries throughout the world.

LinkedIn Learning
4,000+ online video tutorials ranging from technology to business strategy and more.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system for languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian, Portuguese, German, and more. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Rosetta Stone
Online language learning for 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

SparkNotes
This site contains study guides for literature, history, science, psychology, and more.

Whitehouse.gov Presidents of the United States
Information and trivia on the U.S. Presidents from whitehouse.gov.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

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ADULT LEARNERS

Brainfuse HelpNow
Whether you are going back to school, need to brush up on skills, or changing careers, the Adult Learning Center can help! Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Cisco Networking Academy
An information technology (IT) skills and career-building program that offers a comprehensive online learning experience.

EBSCO Learning Express Library
An interactive core skill development and test preparation site for all ages. Includes GED and U.S. citizenship exam prep, as well.

HCPL Academy
Learn how to use our many digital resources.

LinkedIn Learning
4,000+ online video tutorials ranging from technology to business strategy and more.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system for languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian, Portuguese, German, and more. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Rosetta Stone
Online language learning for 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

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PARENT RESOURCES

Brainfuse HelpNow
One-on-one homework help with expert tutors and a 24-hour writing lab. Tutors available Monday-Sunday 2:00 pm-11:55 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Harford County Department of Health Immunization Information
For more information about the immunization clinic or to schedule an appointment with Harford County Health Department, please call 410-612-1774.

HCPL Academy
Learn how to use our many digital resources.

HCPL Creating a Learning Space in Your Home
Review helpful tips from homeschool moms who happen to be librarians.

MPT Thinkport Education At-Home Learning
In support of students, teachers, and parents facing school closures during this public health emergency, the region’s three public TV stations, MPT, WETA and WHUT have partnered to develop this content.

MSDE "Parents' Back to School Backpack"
A "backpack" of resources to help parents support their students this school year with tips on how to help them keep organized, creating the right environment, etc.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Provides information on thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus book talks, curricular connections and "grab and go" booklists for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Perfect for busy parents, teachers, and school librarians. Free with your HCPL library card.

Scholastic Teachables
An online database of tens of thousands of searchable, printable educational resources for all subjects in grades PreK–6. Free with your HCPL library card.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

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RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES

EBSCO Flipster
The magazines you know and love, available digitally. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
Search hundreds of full-text magazines and newspapers and also link to Flipster digital magazines. Free with your HCPL library card.

hoopla
eBooks, comics, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music, TV. Instantly. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Kanopy
Over 30,000 movies and documentaries, the Criterion Collection, indie films and more! Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Libby
Maryland’s Digital eLibrary consortium gives access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

NewsBank: America's News
Local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs/careers, political/social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including The Aegis and more. Available remotely, 24/7 on any device. Free with your HCPL library card.

Newspapers.com Library Edition
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. It contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries. Free with your HCPL library card.

NYTimes.com
Enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times. Also available as a mobile app here. Free with your HCPL library card.

Proquest Newsstand
Access to 85 full-text newspapers from the world-leading news featuring the Baltimore Sun! Additional notable titles: The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; The Boston Globe; The Los Angeles Times; The Chicago Tribune; and The Guardian. Free with your HCPL library card.

Special Mobile HotSpot collection

HCPL offers Mobile HotSpots to qualifying HCPL students and families. Attend classes and complete homework from your home!

Free Home Internet

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Books on At-Home Learning