Digital Resources


Gale's Kids InfoBits databaseInformation for students in grades K-5 organized by topic and searchable by keyword.


Britannica elementary school encyclopediaComprehensive encyclopedia for Elementary School students. High School & elementary editions accessible.


Britannica Learning Zone Pre-K databaseInteractive learning environment for ages 4 -7 with activities, audio, images, and videos.


Britannica Escolar encyclopediaSpanish encyclopedia grades K - 8.


International Children's Digital LibraryOver 4,000 books in 59 languages for readers ages 3-13. The International Children's Digital Library database is searchable in 16 languages.



Ben's Guide to the U.S. GovernmentBen's Guide to the U.S. Government provides information about the Federal Government through "Learning Adventures" leveled by age and games. The site is maintained by the Government  Publishing Office (GPO).


ALA Great Websites for Kids Websites and other digital media organized by topic and searchable by keyword. (Curated by the Association for Library Service to Children)


Merriam-Webster Online

Online dictionary and thesaurus, as well as word games and a word for the day.



National Geographic MapsSearchable by keyword and categories; includes map stories.



To the best of our knowledge, the links provided throughout the Elementary Library website area have been selected using the criteria of: grade level appropriateness, curriculum enhancement, accuracy/authenticity, readability and ease of student use. Content on the Internet is constantly changing and the Melrose Public Schools cannot be held responsible if students link to unknown material. We recommend that parents review all web sites before students use them. We also strongly recommend that students be under parental supervision whenever they access the Internet at home.