There’s no better time than now to catch up on what’s available to you and your children at your local library. Whether visiting us in person or on the go, your public library offers a broad range of materials in a variety of formats. Check out HCPLC.org/Kids and discover some of the public library’s many digital resources at your fingertips.
Animated read-along stories from TumbleBookLibrary
Searching for eBooks for your early reader? Look no further than your library’s website, where you’ll find TumbleBookLibrary. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that make reading fun. TumbleBookLibrary also includes puzzles and games, National Geographic videos and eBook playlists created to fit many learning themes (and attention spans!). Visit HCPLC.org/Kids and connect to TumbleBookLibrary to find stories and activities your children will adore.
eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and OverDrive
OverDrive for Kids offers a large selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos. Need a book right now? OverDrive lets you search by items currently available in your library’s digital collection. You can also tailor your search by difficulty and interest using Lexile, ATOS and grade level filters. Need to place a hold? When a copy becomes available, you now have the option to borrow it right away or have it delivered later. This feature allows you to enjoy your books and videos when it’s most convenient for you. To get started, download the Libby by OverDrive app, borrow or request a title, and enjoy!
Reading recommendations from NoveList K-8 Plus
Can’t decide which book to read next but know you’d like it to be something amusing and mischievous? The library has a resource to help discover kids’ books by genre, subject or appeal. Looking for a fabulous read-a-like? Simply enter your favorite title and you can find other books written by similar authors or with similar storylines. Visit the library’s kids page HCPLC.org/Kids to try out NoveList K-8 Plus and find your next great read today!
Educational films and movies with Kanopy Kids
Find digital movies galore in the public library’s new streaming resource for children, Kanopy Kids. Connect through the library’s website at HCPLC.Kanopy.com/Kids and browse movies and TV shows. You can also stream videos on different school subjects such as math, science and language learning with unlimited, commercial-free viewing. The assortment of story time videos ranges from popular picture books to classic fairy tales. Check out some of the stories available to you right now on Kanopy Kids!
Digital magazines in Libby
Enjoy digital magazines for all ages anywhere, anytime using the Libby app by OverDrive. Read the latest articles or explore past issues of popular children’s magazines such as Highlights and National Geographic Kids.
Fun on the web
You can put your mind at ease while your children safely delight in online games and educational activities with some of their favorite characters. When you visit HCPLC.org/Kids/fun, you’ll find many kid-friendly websites hand-picked by your local librarians.
The importance of reading
It’s never too early to start reading to your child. Research has shown that reading aloud to your child instills a love of reading and boosts vocabulary. Reading with your child also strengthens your bond. Did you know that if you read one book a day together, you will have read over 1,000 books in three years? Get started now by visiting HCPLC.org/1000Books.
*All photos provided by Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library.