Digital Resources for: "kid"
Educational games, books, puzzles, and songs.
For children ages 2–8.
Access on a library computer or on the library’s Wi-Fi.
Update 3/17/2020: Now offering first month free.
Documentaries, independent films, news reels, self-improvement guides, and special television features.
For children’s programs, click Advanced Search to the right of the Search field and under Select Filters, choose a grade from the All Grades drop down.View more about: documentary, movie, news, TV show
Select either the “RAILS” or “biblioboard open access” from the BiblioBoard main menu to browse curations that include collections, anthologies, images and ebooks. Download content using the BiblioBoard Library app.
If you create a user account profile while you are in Illinois, you can
- access BiblioBoard when you are outside of Illinois
- download content to your Offline Bookshelf
- add bookmarks and notes
Download up to five songs per week to your personal collection. Stream music to your device for five hours per day.
On your mobile device, download the Freegal Music app, enter your zip code, choose your library, enter your library card number, and access your free music and music videos.View more about: music
Borrow, stream, and download up to 15 movies, TV series, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics per month on your computer or using the Hoopla app on your device.
Follow the prompts to create an account, select Glen Ellyn Public Library, and enter your library card number and PIN to borrow Hoopla content.
Maximum Loan Periods
- Audiobooks – three weeks
- Ebooks and comics – two weeks
- Music – one week
- Movies – three days
- TV shows – three days
Rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. You can use the Kanopy app on your mobile device.
- Check out films for three days
- Borrow up to five films per month
Libby is an app that allows you to borrow thousands of ebooks and audiobooks instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Libby provides access to materials that are part of eMediaLibrary – OverDrive.
- No fines – titles will be returned automatically
- Check out titles for up to 21 days
- Borrow up to ten titles at a time
- Place up to ten books on hold at a time
Over 4,000 audiobooks and latest issues of popular magazines, including Cosmopolitan, The Economist, ESPN, Esquire, Forbes, National Geographic, New Yorker, Newsweek, Oprah, OK!, RollingStone, US Weekly, and Vanity Fair. Formerly Zinio.
- Check out titles for 21 days
- Borrow up to 10 titles at a time
Videos and chapter books such as Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, and geography. Includes ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks.
Proprietary ebook format, with bookmarking, text, font and color controls.
Most titles include full audio narration and sentence by sentence read along. Makes more difficult titles accessible to reluctant, struggling, and ESL/ENL readers.
For grades 6-12.View more about: audiobook, ebook, enl, graphic novel, read along, video
Access read-alongs, chapter book ebooks, audiobooks, online puzzles, graphic novels, and games on your computer or using the app on your device. Books are available in Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese.
Some books include quizzes to assess the reader’s comprehension.
Find books based on time to read, accelerated reader level, Lexile score, Common Core level, and more.
For pre-kindergarten through grade 5.View more about: audiobook, ebook, enl, game, graphic novel, lexile, read along
Math story books and quizzes to help with any subject, available anywhere online. Lessons include animation, narration, and highlighted text so kids can follow along! Best-selling series like Math Start, Math Counts, Sir Cumference, Mouse Math, and lesson plans for teachers.View more about: homework