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Library Services for Children and Young People
Learning From Home



Online resources to keep children informed and occupiedHome learning


There’s a wealth of useful resources on the internet to help with children’s homework, keeping them engaged with learning and reading even whilst they’re not at school. Look out for more ideas via Tameside Libraries and Culture Facebook or Twitter.

  • If children are not yet members it's free and simple to join online.
  • Use the Library Online Catalogue to reserve or choose something to click and collect.
BorrowBox – maintain reading and language skills with a range of eBooks & eAudioBooks.
  • Download the app and sign in with a Tameside Libraries card and PIN, usually the DDYY of the cardholder's date of birth.
  • Borrow up to 6 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks instantly.
  • Use the accessibilty settings for extra help and reserve or use the reading list to line up what you want next.
Don't miss - BorrowBox Monthly Spotlight Titles!
  • Each month on BorrowBox a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks is available for almost unlimited downloads.
  • It's a great way to read and share with friends and family or use for class reading.
  • These titles are available to borrow from the beginning of the month but even if you don't borrow something until the end of the month you will still be able to renew and will have until the end of the following month to finish reading.



Spotlight Titles - Unlimited Downloads for November now live

eReading   eReading         




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Encyclopedia Britannica is free to Tameside Libraries members, click the links and type in your library card number to log in.

Britannica Library - Junior edition Link to External Website (ages 5 to 10)

Britannica Library - Student edition Link to External Website (ages 10 to 14)

Britannica Library - Adult edition Link to External Website (ages 14 and up)

Britannica Library



PressReader – Stay informed with daily national & international newspapers and amagazines, practise French, German or another languages with the many foreign titles. Learn to cook, sew or get them engaged with a comic.




Libby Older children may find eMagazines useful for homework, reading skills or keeping up with hobbies and interests.

Libby eMagazines

Libraries From Home  - find digital activities and events from UK public libraries that can be accessed through library websites and social media platforms.
Libraries from Home

Libraries from home


The Booktrust has a range of fun things to do and inspiring items from authors and illustrators.
Booktrust Hometime



Chatterpack have a list of a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources! There’s something for everyone here so we can all learn along together.
Chatterpack boredom busters



The BBC’s Tiny Happy People is a new project with a wealth of ideas on giving babies and toddlers the best possible start on speech and language, so important to their future development and achievement.
Tiny Happy People

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Story Makers author Caryl Hart has put together a collection of resources that authors & illustrators are creating for those in isolation and home learning.
Caryl Hart Children’s books

Story Makers


The Maths Factor is Carol Vorderman’s fun maths tutorials linked to the national curriculum for 4-12 year olds is free during the coronavirus school closures (it is usually £2 per week).
The Maths Factor

Maths Factor


BBC Bitesize features a range of lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning.
BBC Bitesize

BBC bitesize


Collins Educational Publishers have made a range of free resources available to help support your child's learning at home, while schools are closed.                                                

Collins Publications


Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre will be sharing a wealth of science learning resources and activities through our website over the coming weeks whilst they are closed.
Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Chetham’s School of Music Outreach team have created some fantastic music activities, suitable for all ages that you can enjoy.
Chethams school


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