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Blogs and Digital Resources for: "kid"

BiblioBoard

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

View more about: article, audio, ebook, video

BookFlix

Interactive digital stories, true books, and games. Watch the story, read the book or play word match. Some books can be read and displayed in Spanish.

For pre-kindergarten through grade 3.

View more about: ebook, enl, game, read along

Freegal

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

Hoopla

Borrow, stream, and download up to five movies, TV series, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics per month on your computer or using the Hoopla app on your device.

Maximum Loan Periods

  • Audiobooks – three weeks
  • Ebooks and comics – two weeks
  • Music – one week
  • Movies – three days
  • TV shows – three days

View more about: audiobook, ebook, movie, music, TV show, video

Kanopy

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.

Loan Information

  • Check out films for three days
  • Borrow up to five films per month

View more about: documentary, movie, TV show, video

Libby

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 five titles at a time
  • Place up to five books on hold at a time

View more about: audiobook, ebook

Novelist K-8

Suggested reads, book lists, discussion guides. Includes Lexile measure, which indicates the reading level, demand, difficulty, and complexity of the sentences.

Categories include funny and engaging, issue-oriented and emotionally intense, and fast-paced and strong female.

For grades K-8. 

View more about: lexile, recommendation, review

Science in Context

Key concepts taught in school classrooms, including Earth Science, History of Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry, Space Science, and more.

View more about: homework, science

Teen Book Cloud

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

Tumble Book Cloud Junior

Access read-along online titles for early readers, chapter books, classics, and poetry. Have the book narrated aloud, turn the page automatically, and customize the screen for font size, text, and screen color on your computer or using the app on your device.

For grades 3-6.

View more about: audiobook, enl, read along

Tumble Book Library

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