Yolo County Library


A-Z List of Resources for Educators

Learn together by bookmarking the Library Information for Educators page. Featuring printable PDF flyers to share with your school community, this page can help you and your students use the library. You may also request a Virtual Class Visit.

You will need a Yolo County Library card to use the resources below.

Archives Unbound

Access primary source material for 296 archival collections covering topics important to U.S. and California history.*

View a 2-minute tutorial on how to use Archives Unbound

View upcoming and recorded webinars

Book Connections:

Children's Books & Author Resources

A collection of movies, read-alongs, meet-the-author recordings, plus assignments and activities for over 12,000 books.*

View a 20-minute welcome video to Book Connections

Book Connections:

Teen Books & Author Resources

Find the right book for you, hear authors pronounce their names, watch movies of authors in their studies, and more.*

View a 20-minute welcome video to Book Connections


Unique, concise, and reliable cultural information, multimedia, and vital statistics on the countries of the world, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.*

View a 15-minute CultureGrams demo video

Ebook Central

All-in-one ebook platform for research, teaching, and learning.*

View a 3-minute introductory video

Encyclopedia Britannica

Learn more about any subject, whether you are a child, teen, or adult.

View a 3-minute introductory video


Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Incluye más de 15.000 artículos de la encyclopedia, 9.000 elementos multimedia (imágenes, videos, audio y mapas detallados) y 65 juegos educativos.*

Ver un video introductorio de 3 minutos


Find information on thousands of topics, including resources for teachers and students, popular magazines, professional journals, reference books, images, AP news video clips, and primary sources. Contains full-text access to Consumer Reports from 1991 - present.

View a 4-minute introductory video


Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building, and test preparation.*

View a 5-minute introductory video

Homework Central - Research Companion

Authoritative information on various topics to assist student research.*

View the getting started learning module

The New York Times Online

Click the "REDEEM" button, then create an account or log in with your email address and password. If you have questions about accessing the NYT, please contact NYT@library.ca.gov.*

View a 2-minute on-site access video

View a 3-minute off-site access video

View the catalog of Learning Network videos


Read-alike recommendations, series information, book reviews, reading lists, and more.

View a 2-minute introductory video

View NoveList search strategies

PBS Video Collection

Over 1,500 streaming PBS documentary series and documentaries. Content topics range from art and Shakespeare to business and economics.*

View the how-to webpage

Yolo County Library provides a sample of the content. View the press release from the State Library for information on how to access full episodes.

TeachingBooks.net -

Book Guides and Lesson Plans

For teachers, ready-to-use activities, reading lists, book and author resources for grades preK- 12, a growing list of authors hosting free events, and more.*

TeachingBooks.net -

Diverse books

A collection of engaging resources about authors, books, and reading. Identify exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels.*

View a 3-minute introductory video

View a 20-minute how-to video

A-Z list of additional resources for educators

DK Find Out

Free teaching resources covering key curriculum subjects.

Entertain Kids on a Dime

Popular blog with links to 100 activities, crafts, and games to do at home.

Help Me Grow

Community calendar featuring free local virtual events for young children and their families. Events in English and Spanish.

Learn @ Home with YouTube

Resources and activities for families with children of different learning levels and areas of interest.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Lesson Plans 

Curriculum and resources for grades Pre K – 12.  Exhibits in real-time on their webcams and games and activities for all ages.

National Archives

Elementary at-home Learning Activities

Activities and ideas for teaching elementary-age children. Resources focus on skills like sequencing and finding clues in historical objects.  Topics include symbols and national monuments.

Online Indigenous Education K-8

Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online through Facebook.

We Are Teachers

Ideas, inspiration, and giveaways for teachers, including fun websites, games, apps, and hands-on activities for students K – 5.