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

Hoopla is available for Roku, FireTV, AndroidTV, AppleTV, Chromecast, and for mobile devices in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon/Kindle App Store. Upon login, click on Kids at the top of the page to turn on Kids Mode.

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Staff Picks

cover photo of I Am Every Good Thing, a children's picture book by Derrick Barnes

Miss Elizabeth recommends I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes (picture book)

The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and no doubt he'll see them through--as he's creative, adventurous, smart, funny, and a good friend. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up. And other times he's afraid, because he's so often misunderstood and called what he is not. So slow down and really look and listen, when somebody tells you--and shows you--who they are. There are superheroes in our midst!

cover photo of The Box Turtle, a children's book by Vanessa Roeder

Miss Joyce recommends The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder (picture book)

Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance's shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there...

Eventually, and through much trial and error, Terrance learns that there's nothing wrong with being different--especially when it comes to being yourself.

cover photo of Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Miss Temah recommends Aru Shah and The Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (chapter book, book three of a series)

War between the devas and the demons is imminent, and the Otherworld is on high alert. Fourteen-year-old Aru Shah and her friends are sent on a mission to rescue two "targets," one of whom is about to utter a prophecy that could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Turns out the targets, a pair of twins, are the newest Pandava sisters, though the prophecy says that one sister is not true.

When the Pandavas fail to prevent the prophecy from reaching the Sleeper's ears, the heavenly attendants ask them to step aside. Aru believes that the only way to put the shine back on their brand is to find the Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree that came out of the Ocean of Milk when it was churned. If she can reach it before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around with one wish.

Careful what you wish for Aru...