Kids Programs

Last Updated October 19, 2021


BC Summer Reading Club CLOSED till 2022

Starting June 28 2021 – August 9 2021

Get ready to Crack the Case this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club and your local library!

Starting on June 28th until August 9th, look out for new weekly activities and contests. Click here to find out more!

Registration will be required, go here to register.

Beyond the Book Summer Challenge ~ Ages 8-12 CLOSED till 2022

Starting July 8 2021 – August 19 2021

Click here for details. 



Shivers & Shakes Spooky Book Club

Ages 10+ at 3:45 – 4:45 pm 

Dates: October 19, November 23, December 14, & January 18

A book club for every child who loves tales that send a chill up their spine. Our reading list will contain age appropriate books featuring page turning thrillers, weird and creepy tales, and stories guaranteed to have your diving under the covers!

This group is on a sign up basis. So please email to get a spot. 

Virtual Boys Book Club CLOSED

Ages 8-10 at 3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Dates: February 11, March 11, April 8, & May 6.

This group is currently full but another session will be coming.


Virtual Girls Book Club CLOSED

 Ages 8-10 at 3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Dates: February 24, March 24, April 21, & May 19.

This group is currently full but another session will be coming.



Virtual Tween Girls Book Club CLOSED 

Ages 11-12 at 3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Group A Dates: February 18, March 18, April 15, & May 13. 

Group B Dates: February 25, March 25, April 22, & May 20.

This group is currently full but another session will be coming. 

Homework & Research Help for Kids

Last Updated December 6, 2015

Homework Tips

There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites you find are from reliable sources, and learn how to cite those sources.

Library Databases

The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

Kids Search – Kids in grades 3-8 can have fun searching for information in children’s magazines, reference books or a large image collection. Type in key words or browse in topics such as Arts and Crafts, Geography or Sports. Video Tutorial [3:12 minutes]
Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.
Searchasaurus – Dinosaurs help children in grades K-3 (and their parents) to find information in children’s magazines, reference books and a collection of photos, maps and flags. Video Tutorial [3:30 minutes]
LearnNowBC is a single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.


Many libraries have reviewed websites and created lists of recommended children’s websites.  Here are a few of our favourites:
North Vancouver District Public Library’s Homework Resources for Kids Recommended websites for homework.
Great Websites for Kids A collection of amazing, spectacular, colourful and mysterious sites for kids, parents, teachers and other caregivers (from the American Library Association).

We’ve also created a list of recommended fun websites for kids.

Can You Trust That Website?

Anyone can build a website, so you need to make sure the ones you’re looking at are from people you can trust. Here’s how:
Evaluating Websites A How-To Guide for Middle-School Students
Evaluating Websites A Checklist [PDF]

Internet Safety

MediaSmarts Games Online games that teach kids in fun ways all about internet safety, privacy and more. From MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.

Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography

What’s a bibliography?
It’s a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report.
Why do I need a bibliography?
It’s important to give credit to the people whose work you used for your report. And it gives you, your teacher and anyone else who reads your report a chance to refer to those sources for more information.
How do I write a bibliography?
There are different ways you can do this and your teacher will tell you which they prefer (if they haven’t, just ask them).
Write a Bibliography By wikihow

Looking for more information?

Check our Kids page for more information on library programs for kids and other websites to help support kids as they grow up.



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