Kids' Reading Room

Digital Materials for Kids

Click on the images below to go to our digital collections for children.

Digital materials from Overdrive or Libby can be viewed on a desktop or PC, a tablet, or other mobile device. 

Visit the Digital Collection for Kids and Teens

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Staff Picks

Cover photo for Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor

Ms. Jessica recommends Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor and has this to say about the book:

Can a 12-year-old boy avenge his father's death?

Nnamdi father isn't only the best dad but he is also the best police chief their village of Kalaria has ever had. Nnamdi's life changes when his father is murdered, and it is rumored that the crime boss Chief of Chiefs is behind his death. One year after his father's death, Nnamdi receives a magical gift, an Inkenga. The Inkenga gives Nnamdi special powers and if he can harness these new abilities, he might catch his father's murderer.

The powers are hard to control and Nnamdi doesn't know as much as he thinks he does. With the help of two good friends, an unlikely ally, and a spirit, Nnamdi finds the inner confidence honor his father's memory.

Cover photo for The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

Miss Christine recommends The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert and has this to say about the book:

I adore the two main characters in this book. Alberta is a black surfer girl and the daughter of two amazing and supportive dads, and Edie is the new kid in town, a charming black goth girl. The two girls connect because as the title says, they are the only black girls in town. 

With Edie's arrival, Alberta drifts away from her best friend Laramie after learning that she has been raised to have racist opinions and that Laramie has these opinions about Alberta and Edie. Alberta and Edie find some old journals belonging to a black woman who passed as white in Edie's attic and the two girls set out to solve the mystery of who she was.

I like this book because Alberta and Edie are unabashedly themselves in a world that is stacked against them being themselves. Both girls learn and grow in this book and I would definitely read it again in a heartbeat!