Reading Online


Google Books
“The world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books.” Many free classics are available as scanned images of vintage books.
Grades 4-12

The Indianapolis Public Library’s eBook Collections
Thousands of eBooks, audio books, and videos available for free checkout to anyone with a public library card. (All Perry Township students and teachers can sign up for a free card at any Indy PL location.)
Grades K-12 (Age appropriate collections with their own browsing pages are available for Kids and Teens.)

Poetry 180
“A Poem a Day for American High Schools” curated by 2001-2003 Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
Grades 9-12
Includes full color, readable scans of beautiful vintage classics from the Library of Congress’ Rare Book collection.
Grades K-12


Online science magazine. “A source for science news and night sky information on the internet.”
Grades K-12

Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment and Pop Culture news and reviews covering TV, movies, music, books, and theatre.
Grades 9-12

Selected articles from ESPN the Magazine, plus original online content. Sports, fitness, sports history, and more.
Grades 6-12

Mental Floss
Although Mental Floss has stopped putting out a print version of their award-winning magazine, they continue to publish “upbeat, witty explorations of everything from science to pop culture to tech to history” online.
Grades 9-12

Note: Grades ranges are estimates based on the average content of the site. Not all articles or eBooks within a collection will be appropriate for younger students.