Explore Learning Pathways: Technology for Kids

Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of technology and science rich resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, between the ages of 0 to 12 (and their Summer Learning Coaches), will enjoy oodles of tinkering tasks on these hot summer days!

So pull down those learning swim caps - and let's get started with Technology for Kids!


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CodingCoding for Kids for Dummies by Camille McCue

Learn how to code/create a computer game using the step-by-step instructions in this book.



ModdingMinecraft Modding for Kids for Dummies by Sarah Guthalas

Presents nine projects to teach children the basics of enhancing Minecraft games with modifications, including earning modding badges, building and protecting structures, and designing a multiplayer minigame.


RobotThe Robot Book: Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys by Bobby Mercer

The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials.


ScratchScratch by Pete Benson

Learn how to program with the Scratch computer language. 



SciGirlsSciGirls: Season 1

A weekly television series and educational outreach program for elementary and middle-school children based on proven best practices for science, technology, engineering and math education for girls.

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FrankEinsteinFrank Einstein: The Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.


RosieRosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure. 




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Attend Free Library Programs

Check the PLS online library calendar to find more technology programs.

Dig Deeper With Databases

Use your library card to access technology information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals

BrainFuse BrainFuse -  Get live homework assistance from online tutors. Covers kindergarten - 12th grade subject areas, including technology.





MiddleSearchPlusMiddle Search Plus - access more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.  Full-text articles include a Lexile reading level indicator.


Funk&WagnallsFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.



EncyclopediaBritannicaEncyclopedia Britannica - A familiar resource, digitized and including sound, video and other multimedia features.


Explore These Online Resources
  • Science Kids: Technology for Kids: Fun science and technology for kids! Designed to provide educational sources about science and technology that also make it fun and engaging for kids.
  • Code.org: A non-profit organization designed to make computer science accessible to kids. Learn computer coding skills while building your own games!
  • NASA: For Students:  NASA's education program "strives to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," by providing news, articles, and programs and opporunities for students.  
  • Scratch: Scratch is a project developed by the MIT Media Lab, designed to make computer science accesible and fun for kids. It's a computer program kids run themselves, learning how to make interactive stories, games, and animations along the way. 


For more technology resources available at your library check out WORD magazine and the Explore Learning Pathways lists on the OverDrive homepage.

Check out our new Pioneer Library System Connect app! With your library card number and 4-digit PIN you'll be able to:

  • Search for Print & eBooks;
  • Place holds on Print & eBooks;
  • Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
  • Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
  • Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
  • Return eBooks before the expiration date;
  • Easily get program & event information for your library.

Available for App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android.

As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!