24/7 Digital Resources
Manage Your Account
Manage your account online: From here, you can see the catalog, place holds (for free!), see what you have checked out, renew items, and more. Learn more about contact-free pickup of library materials at www.hpplnj.org/pickups.
Find up-to-date local and national resources related to COVID-19 and public safety: www.hpplnj.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information. Here, you’ll also find updates from the Library Director.
Free eBooks & Audiobooks
eLibraryNJ: Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device using your library card. Check here for detailed instructions: eLibrary Instructions
*NEW* Brainfuse HelpNow:
Free one-on-one online live tutoring, homework help, writing lab, practice tests, and more!
SkillUP Middlesex: Visit SkillUp Middlesex for Free Online Job Training made available through the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development. Enhance your skills or obtain industry-recognized certifications by taking advantage of over 4,500 FREE online courses developed by Skillsoft, a training provider used by thousands of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. This flexible, self-paced learning environment allows you to choose from a variety of courses such as Project Management, transportation, hospitality, Human Resources, accounting and more.
The library Is Open– a New Jersey School Librarian landing page to connect Schools, Students, Parents and Administrators with direct access to information and resources. Certified New Jersey librarians are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Scholastic Learn-at-Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
Khan Academy: Free online collection of more than 3,200 videos on mathematics, science, history, and economics
Smithsonian Learning Lab: Inspires the discovery and creative use of the Smithsonian’s rich digital materials—more than a million images, recordings, and texts
HippoCampus: Free educational resources for middle school to college–Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas
CommonLit: Nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond
Bedtime Math: Help kids love numbers so they can handle math in real life
Mystery Science: Science lessons expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for teachers and parents to use at home. Includes short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
KiwiCo at Home Resources for Kids: Activities, tips, and explainers to help you navigate a new normal as well as quick & easy projects curated for your kid’s abilities!
New Jersey Career Assistance: The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information.
News & Research Resources
Full list of Highland Park Library’s online resources: Online News & Research Resources
New York Times – 72 Hour Home Access Pass: Access New York Times from home with this 72 hour home access pass; you must create a free account before you can access NYT from home
HeritageQuest: A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Use your HPPL library card to access this database from home. Or use this link without a library card; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a barcode (subject: HeritageQuest).
Duolingo: With the free mobile app or web browser and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.
Rosetta Stone: Rosetta Stone helps all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Strengthen skills in writing, listening, and speaking. For adult and child learners!
Access Rosetta Stone Mobile:
- On your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and download the Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone app.
- On your mobile device visit jerseyclicks.org and click on the Rosetta Stone link.
- Enter your library card number if prompted.
- When the Rosetta Stone screen appears log in with your username and password and choose the language you wish to learn.
- On the next screen click the link that says Launch Rosetta Stone.
- The Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device will launch.
Arts, Music, Fun & Culture for All Ages
Crayola: Hundreds of free lessons plans that can be filtered by grade and subject. Includes instructions, applicable standards, supply lists, and ideas for adaptation. Plus, at-home DIY crafts and printable coloring sheets.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
Grounds for Sculpture: Explore their collection of 400+ works and check out their Interactive Map, which features sculpture and horticulture throughout the grounds—a chance to discover something new and maybe learn even more about a longtime favorite
RoseArt: Create hands-on family bonding fun with these exciting craft activities. Includes dozens of printable coloring sheets.
Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosocczka: Every day at 2 PM author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will do a live drawing lesson. Lessons will be archived.
MetKids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website has a section just for kids to explore that includes videos, an interactive map, and a time machine feature that brings the viewer to various art exhibits in the museum.
The Art Assignment: Explore art and history through weekly videos hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. This series is produced by PBS Digital Studios.
All Kids Network: Thousands of fun kids activities like crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
Bash the Trash: Bash the Trash is offering FREE live-streaming Mini-Shows on their YouTube channel twice weekly (Tuesdays at 11 AM EST and Thursdays at 1 PM EST). Each Mini-show is a journey of curiosity into science, music, history and culture; drawn from the vaults of educational content that Bash the Trash has created over the last 30+ years!
Harry Potter at Home: Explore the world of Harry Potter with magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium Penguin Cam: Check out how the penguins are doing at Jenkinson’s Aquarium on their live stream!
Duke Farms Eagle Cam: Glimpse into the nest of a bald eagle and eaglets live from Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.
Discovery Education – Virtual Field Trips: Visit for Virtual Field Trips in real time or watch them on demand later. Each Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!
Cape May Zoo – Virtual Zoo School: Join zoo employees Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM as they take you on a virtual tour of the zoo! Each day, a zoo employee will highlight a special animal in a short video clip and will include a challenge for YOU to do right at home.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: The National Zoo has live webcams of its naked mole rats, giant pandas, lions, and elephants.
San Diego Zoo- Live Cams: The San Diego Zoo has numerous live cams featuring polar bears, baboons, koalas, giraffes, butterflies, and more.