Age of Learning Makes Free for Libraries

July 3, 2014

This past weekend at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference, Age of Learning, Inc. launched® for Libraries™, a fully featured, free-for-libraries version of Early Learning Academy, our award-winning online curriculum used by millions of children. for Libraries gives children free access through all of the 16,000 U.S. public libraries to the leading and most comprehensive online learning resource for children ages 2 through 6+. Since the American Library Association reports that there are more than 300 million sessions annually on Internet-connected computers at U.S. public libraries, this initiative will significantly increase families’ ability to access and use this valuable curriculum resource.

 This is the latest in a series of Age of Learning’s Education Access Initiatives, including for Schools and for Head Start, which make this high-quality early learning resource available at no cost to children regardless of their families’ circumstances.

Winner of numerous awards from national education, parent, and media organizations, offers a highly engaging, expert-designed curriculum for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and beyond. With more than 3,500 individual learning activities and 450 lessons, for Libraries encompasses reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music, to help children build a strong foundation for academic success.

 “Age of Learning is committed to helping every child learn, and our latest Education Access Initiative— for Libraries—is a major step in that effort,” said Zachary Katz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Age of Learning. “For the millions of families without a computer or broadband Internet at home, the local public library may be the only place they can access online learning resources like”

Already available to more than 140 library branches around the country in its pilot phase, including all Los Angeles Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library branches, for Libraries makes it quick and easy for any public library to create a free account. Once a library account is created, anyone who visits from the library can access the online curriculum. for Libraries offers a safe, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)-compliant, 100 percent educational environment for children, with no advertising or links to external websites. Parents also can create a personal account at the library to enable their children to customize their experiences and save their progress on the Step-by-Step Learning Path™. for Libraries is available to all U.S. public libraries free of charge at

Read more about for Libraries on the School Library Journal website.