Games for Tweens

There are a lot of great free games available on the internet for tweens. Here are some recommended websites that host free games for you to explore!

Note: Some sites may ask you to download extensions like a Flash player. If you’re unsure about what you can download on your device, talk with your parent or caregiver.

You can also borrow video games to play on your home system and Playaway Launchpad tablets, pre-loaded with learning games from our collection.


Word and Reading Games

Read a story or play a game in English, French, or Spanish. Log in with your library card when connecting from home.

Storyline Online
Watch and listen to stories read by actors. See if you can answer questions about the stories at the end.

Word Central Games
Play spelling and vocabulary games for children from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

ABCya Word Blocks
Create 3-8 letter words by connecting adjacent letters. Fun and engaging way to reinforce spelling patterns. Also try ABCya Word Search Creator to create your own Word Search games playable online or to print out.

Free Rice: English Vocabulary
See how many words you know.

Sign up for a free account, then choose pictures and write your own words to tell a story. You can also read a story someone else has created.



The Artist's ToolKit
Explore using lines, colors, shapes and more to create works of art.

Create abstract art as you experiment with a variety of brushes.

Aminah’s World
Build a digital collage laying fabric scraps, yarn, and other materials to create your own unique piece of art!

Explore several art activities including digital spirographs, animation, coloring, and doodling.



Use a programming language represented by “move blocks” to create your own games and stories. Great for people new to coding, interested in creating games, or telling stories. Younger children (5-7) may want to start with Scratch Jr.
Play through an Hour of Code, or select “Start Learning” to have computer science fun and learn the power of code!

Code Monster
Explore programming language with a monster! What could go wrong?


Other Game Collections

PBS Kids Games
Variety of engaging games on topics of Reading, Math, Science, Music, and Spanish featuring favorite PBS characters.

BrainPop Jr. - Game Up
Features games geared towards kids in grades K-3. There are even more free fun videos and educational activities on BrainPop Jr.

Lots of fun educational games for K-8.

Professor Garfield
Comics, music, art, and other activities for kids grades K–8.

Scholastic Games: Games starring popular book and TV characters for kids ages 7+. To play you will need to create a free account with an email address.


Preschool Games

View games for ages 6 and under