We have some great digital resources that you can access from the comfort of your own home with your library card! We have NoveList to help you decide what book you should read next. Creativebug is a database perfect for anyone who wants to create with hundreds of tutorials for different projects. Our Scholastic resources are just the thing for parents, teachers, and even daycare providers. We've also collected resources that are provided simply because you are a Minnesota resident. And finally, we have some Quick Links to local resources. Explore and enjoy!


NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 25 years and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. In this database you'll find NoveList’s unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme help you understand what about a book you love, and help you to find more that are your style. You'll also find read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for titles, authors, and series, as well as audiobooks. And you'll even be able to find full series information all in one place. To access from home, you will need your library card and then just click the button above!


Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You'll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

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Scholastic Resources

TrueFlix® provides thousands of resources to strengthen both educator instruction and student learning of science and social studies content-area knowledge.

Scholastic Teachables
Scholastic Teachables is an online hub of more than 25,000 printable resources to support lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching across all subjects.

With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix® is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers. Built-in literacy support tools–including read aloud and word highlighting–cultivate key literacy skills, support beginning and ELL readers, and build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

Watch & Learn Library
Videos have become an essential part of teaching and are one of the best tools to build learning excitement! Created by the editors of Scholastic News® and Let’s Find Out Magazines®, the Watch & Learn Library provides teachers with an online bank of developmentally-appropriate nonfiction videos to build knowledge, vocabulary, and introduce new concepts and topics. Simple and intuitive navigation makes teaching with the Watch & Learn Library an educational delight!

Minnesota Resources

eLibrary MN

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, career, occupation, and test prep, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more. There are resources available to help build resumes or practice college entrance tests in the Learning Express database within ELM.

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MNLINK is a statewide system that serves as a discovery and interlibrary loan interface for library patrons and staff. Through our participating libraries, patrons have easy access to the catalogs of most libraries in Minnesota. The system also provides access to electronic resources that are available to Minnesotans. This includes electronic journals, images, and ebooks as well as access to the physical books that are held in libraries.

Minnesota Reflections

Minnesota Reflections is a database of digitized original materials shared by cultural heritage organizations located across our state. These materials include images, text, audio, film, and more, with new items added on a regular basis. The resources found on this site support research for scholars, educators, students, and the public. Minnesota Reflections is the premier project of the Minnesota Digital Library.