Favorite Links for Kids and Young Adults


Animals and the Environment | Arts and Crafts | Children`s Books & Stories Online | Educational Resources | Exploration and Museums | History and Geography | Holidays and Celebrations | Literature Online | Math and Science | Music and Poetry | Reference Tools and Homework Help | Space | Sports and Recreation

Note: The sites in this section were selected based on their appropriateness at the time of selection. Exploration of the web always works best when guided by caring adults. Yorkville Public Library is not responsible for the content of these sites. If a link to one of the sites is not functioning, please e-mail the library
at dldebord@yorkville.lib.il.us

Animals and the Environment

Animal Planet
Brookfield Zoo, Chicago
Desert Life
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
National Geographic for Kids
National Park Service
National Wildlife Federation
National Zoological Park
Shedd Aquarium
University of Illinois Extension: Just for Kids

Arts and Crafts

Inside Art: An Adventure In History
Smart Museum of Art - University of Chicago

Childrens` Books and Stories Online

Aesop Fables
Mama Lisa`s World: Children’s Songs & Rhymes of All Nations
Stories in a Nutshell by Heather Forest
Storyline online

Educational Resources

Education Place
Enchanted Learning
Kids USA

Exploration and Museums

Art Institute of Chicago
Exploratorium ExploraNet
Illinois State Museum
Library of Congress Learning Page
United Nations Cyberschool
The White House for Kids

History and Geography

Holidays and Celebrations

Holidays on the Net
Kid`s Domain Holidays

Literature Online

Bartleby Providing books of different genres online as well as a searchable database
The Online Books Page From University of Pennsylvania, including a searchable database for more than 15,000 online full text books.
Page by Page Books Hundreds of classic books.

Math and Science

A+ Math
Ask Dr. Math
Ask Wendell Everything You Wanted to Know About Science
Chemistry For Kids
Cool Math
Dave`s Math Tables
Wind energy
Jason Learning : education through exploration
Kids Health
Math Forum
NyeLabs.com with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" 
Math Practice Quizzes


Children`s Music Web
Dallas Symphony Orchestra`s Kids` Music Room

Reference Tools

Dictionaries and More!
Electric Library Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Mythica


Astronomy for Kids
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Astronomy Today
NASA Quest
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Your Weight on Other Worlds