The Halton Hills Public Library can help kids and teens with school, research, and personal enrichment.

General Resources

Database Resources

Canadian Points of View

This resource provides students with essays that present many sides of a current issue. There are 100+ key topics of interest to students with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide. 

In the video below, we go over how to get started with Canadian Points of View.

View Canadian Points of View

Canadian Reference Centre

You can find over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Consumer Reports, Alive, Futurist, Vegetarian Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Harrowsmith Country Living, Canadian Social Trends, Maclean's and Profit.

In the video below, we go over how to get started with Canadian Reference Centre. 

View Canadian Reference Centre

Gale in Context - Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can find age-appropriate information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. A sub-collection of Gale Databases.

In the video below, we go over how to get started with Gale in Context - Elementary.

View Gale in Context - Elementary


Children's lessons include engaging activities, songs, games and puzzles to help children aged 6 and up learn a new language

View KidSpeak

NoveList Plus K-8

Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non fiction title. 

View NoveList Plus K-8

Primary Search

This database contains full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines. Students can learn about endangered species, space exploration, fitness and more.

In the video below, we go over how to get started with Primary Search.

View Primary Search


TeenBookCloud is a middle grade/high school collection, which is geared towards readers in grades 7-12.  This collection includes Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, non-fiction, and audiobooks.

TeenBookCloud also has a new app!  It is free to download from the Apple App and Google Play stores.  Readers will just need their library card to sign in.

View TeenBookCloud

TumbleBook Library

Interactive eBooks for kids! Follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French, or Spanish.

View TumbleBook Library

Technology & Spaces

  • Exam Cram: Extra space is available for high-school students studying for exams. Snacks are provided at both branches.
  • Study Rooms: You can book a room to study alone or work as a group in both branches.
  • Bookable Library Technology: Chromebooks, Laptops, Headphones and Charging cables are available for use in both library branches.
  • Computer Workstations: Computers and printing are available at both branches.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in both branches, or you can take Wi-Fi home with you by borrowing a mobile hotspot.

Talk to a Librarian

  • Drop in and ask a question at any service desk.
  • Call us at 905-873-2681 or send us an email
  • If you need more time to talk you can make a 30-minute appointment to come in and talk to us through our Book a Librarian program.