eResources for children

Cumberland City Council Library Service has resources for children of all ages and reading levels.

BusyCode (Ages 6 to 11)

BusyCode introduces very young children to coding and teaches them the fundamentals of how to create, run and debug simple programs.

They can have lots of fun making Busy Things' Beard Man walk and dance in Code Disco, plus solve puzzles in Beard Man's Adventures!

Connect with BusyCode and enter your library card when prompted.

BusyThings (Ages 3 to 11)

BusyThings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.

A Cumberland Libraries membership is required.

DoodleLearning (Ages 4 to 14)

DoodleLearning builds confidence and ability by creating every child a personalised work programme tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. Select one or try all classes DoodleMaths, DoodleTables, DoodleEnglish or DoodleSpell to boost your child's mathematics and English skills! Register here

Era Books Online

Era Books Online provides a contemporary world of books, games and activities for children to improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills, and will expand your digital collections with hundreds of educational books, exercises and learning guides to support the development of English literacy skills in your communities.

You can also download a mobile app of Era Books Online > search for Cumberland City Council, then enter library card number to access.


LiteracyPlanet is an online learning resource offering an interactive and fun learning program to assist in childhood literacy development.

LOTE Online for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids is our new online library database that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) both in the library branches (with headphones) or at home by logging in with your library card barcode.

  • There are over 800 digital books available in over 30 languages.
  • suitable for ages 3+


Having trouble with your homework of school assignment? Why not log-in to Studiosity and ask for help.

Story Box

Story Box is an interactive experience of Australians reading aloud Australian children’s books.


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.