Originally published January 2020; updated February 2024
If you’re looking for an online resource for kids that’s out of this world, look no further than World Book, opens a new window. Whether you’re looking for help with your homework, or for a fun activity to do, World Book has something for you—and you can use it for free through Halifax Public Libraries.
World Book Early Learning
World Book Early Learning makes reading exciting for young learners. Developed with children from Pre-K to early elementary in mind, Early Learning is chock full of fun activities that will captivate even the most reluctant of readers. This resource has videos, games, stories, and activities organized by themes like dinosaurs, numbers, and the human body.
World Book Kids
World Book Kids will do your kids a world of good. If you’re looking to foster a love of learning, World Book Kids was created by experts to provide a space where kids can read about topics like history, living things, people, places, science, mathematics, and sports.
If you’re looking for a hands-on activity for kids, check out World Book Kids’ science experiments.
World Book Student
World Book Student provides relevant and easy-to-read information for middle school students. The interactive features, like the Compare Places tool, allows students to explore in an interactive environment, World Book Student also provides information on current events, biographies, and research, and citation help. Whatever the topic, World Book Student will help middle school students with their next assignment.
World Book Timelines
Bring history to life and travel to worlds away with World Book Timelines. Create your own timeline for a project, or browse existing timelines.
Kids eLearn and L’encyclopédie Découvert
Kids eLearn and L’encyclopédie Découvert contain all the fun and interactive content of WorldBook, but are available in Arabic and French.
World Book will make a world of difference
How to access World Book
- Visit the E-Library tab at the top of any page or halifaxpubliclibraries.ca. View the resources from A-Z, and select World Book.
- Or, bookmark this link, opens a new window for future use.
With so many things to do and see, explore the World Book resource today.