eKids – online & digital resources

Gladstone Regional Libraries' eresources with content for Young People

A Ziptales flyer and Quick Guide are available for information about their literacy library.

Kindergo is a reading app for children that the First 5 Forever program is providing for free until 1st December 2020; you need to be a resident of Queensland and register online via the link/image. Or open the Kindergo Guide.

For more eresources, plus descriptions and guides for some of them, go to the category tabs of our eLibrary page.

Or for more digital and online resources try our Information Links page or try out our Stay Home Learning & Virtual Visits for ideas.

Get ready to read!  Summer Reading Club is almost here.  On 1st December the website will be opened for you to find out all about this summer’s reading challenges, fun activities, and rewards.

You can join the state-wide Summer Reading Club online, from 1st December, and find some Tales of Wonder.

But don’t forget to come into one of our libraries, from December 1st, to join the local program.  When you register you’ll receive a Summer Reading Club pack with a reading challenge sheet, bookmark, tattoos, reading journal, book list, craft activities, and stickers! Anyone under 18 can sign up for the Summer Reading Club but your whole family could join the library for lots of summer reading.

Sign up for the online club or the local program or both!




Selected Sites for Children’s Literature & Reading.

Premier’s Reading Challenge The site includes Book Lists for a variety of language and ages.

Slime Kids has a collection of book trailers organised by year and by grade level and language-arts related games in categories such as spelling, typing, vocabulary and grammar. The website also showcases an array of exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites.

Little Big Book Club  a website to promote reading, the discussion of books, and the promotion of Australian authors and illustrators.

Storyline Online  has videos of actors reading picture books.

Children’s Book Council of Australia provides lists of short-listed and award winning books and information about Book Week.