Brampton Library access
Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library card.
Brainfuse HelpNow is an online service designed to support students at every stage of learning. HelpNow features a live tutoring service, where instructors trained in the Ontario curriculum are available to help students through virtual chat and an interactive whiteboard. Get feedback on your writing, access lessons on K-12 subjects, find resources for ESL learners, and practice tests for the EQAO, OSSLT, Canadian Citizenship, GED, and more.
Tutors are available to assist you from 2 pm to 11 pm every day. Resources are available in both French and English.
Stream movies and TV, including kid-friendly films through the Kanopy Kids portal. Sign in with your library card today and access over 30,000 popular movies, documentaries, indie flicks, world cinema, classic films, and TV series on your computer or mobile device. Note: each Brampton Library cardholder can stream up to ten (10) videos per month with 3-day (72 hour) viewing access for each streamed video.
New to Kanopy? Visit the Getting Started with Kanopy page for more details.
Finding your next great read is easy with NoveList K-8! This helpful resource is designed specifically for younger readers, helping kids find new books and read-alikes to their favourite authors or titles that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
An online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: TumbleBooks allows you to read and listen to books on-demand. Make reading a fun experience for kids with read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Children can also access popular, award-winning, and classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.
Get instant access to TumbleMath, an online collection of math storybooks designed for K-6 students, and learners of all ages. TumbleMath combines animation, narration, and sound to create engaging stories that effectively teach math concepts. All books come with supplemental materials including lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, and quizzes to support learning anytime.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Accept the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge to help prepare your child for reading. Share any new or favourite book with your baby, toddler, or older child. The goal is to read 1000 books together before your child enters kindergarten. The program is self-paced and can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how often you read together. Reading together provides an opportunity for bonding and creating lifelong memories. By reading together you are teaching your child how a book works, growing their vocabulary, and instilling a love of reading.
These calendars have an activity every day to develop pre-reading and math skills. The days are organized using the core practices of talk, sing, read, write, play, and counting! On the back of the calendar, you will find tips, book suggestions and song or rhyme lyrics
Let's get every child ready to read! Bring the whole family to this interactive storytime where we'll share some of our favourite songs and play together to promote early learning. Everyone is welcome.
Brampton Library has partnered with the City of Brampton's community events team to bring you Story Walks. Enjoy, at your convenience, great stories selected by library staff along the paths of some of Brampton's most beautiful parks. We look forward to sharing our Story Walks with you!
Virtual STEM Challenge
Complete STEM challenge at your own convenience and share your results on social media with @BramptonLibrary #kidsatBL!
Storytime is one of our most-loved programs. While we can't share storytime in person right now, we are so excited to bring the fun and learning from our home to yours via our new online program, Virtual Storytime!
Watch as we share songs, rhymes and stories, and join in with us from home! A new Virtual Storytime will be posted every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.
Access to the following resources is freely available online.
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Canada’s bilingual encyclopedia provides coverage of Canada's people, places, events and things. Discover articles and multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. Explore new features including curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, and a learning centre with classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.
CK-12 is a website with free learning resources for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as well as parents, teachers, and schools. Discover learning modules and flexible textbooks for science, technology, engineering, math, history, and English.
DK Find Out!
DK Find Out! Is an interactive website designed for children to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, and nature. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes, and galleries.
TVO Learn is a free online resource, designed to help you support your child’s learning in Mathematics, Language, Sciences and Technology, Social Studies and more. Get free and instant access to engaging lessons and activities that can supplement learning at school, online, or at home. This resource is curated by TVO’s Ontario-certified teachers to support the Grade 1-12 Ontario curriculum and is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
TVO Mathify is a free online math tutoring service, available to students enrolled in Ontario’s publicly funded English-language schools. Students in grades 6-11 are connected one-on-one with Ontario certified math teachers, and work through math problems using an interactive whiteboard in the online classroom. Students will need to create a free account to use this service. To learn more, visit the TVO Mathify website.
TVO mPower is a free online gaming platform, designed to build skills and confidence in STEM subjects for K-6 students. Developed by TVO Kids and Ontario Educators, TVO mPower includes more than 65 online games that bridge math learning from school to home with fun, curriculum-aligned content. Students will need to create a free account to use this resource. To learn more, visit TVO mPower FAQ.