Kids eBooks & More

Parents: Shopping at the grocery store with your kid and need to keep them entertained? Kids: It's 9:30 at night and you want a book. The library's closed. What can you do?

The library has several different options for getting eBooks whatever your age or need.

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Explore animated versions of favorite children's picture books and related nonfiction ebooks in one of nine learning categories. Also includes Spanish titles and educational games.

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Freegal Music

Got a card? You can download and keep five MP3 songs per week for free. You can download tracks and move them between devices or use the Freegal app on your phone or tablet. You can also learn more about Freegal.

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Check out movies, entire music albums, audiobooks, ebooks and COMICS with Hoopla. No holds, no fees. Stream to your internet enabled device or use the Hoopla app to download and watch offline. 10 checkouts a month per Des Plaines Library card. Learn more about Hoopla.

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Miss Humblebee's Academy

An online interactive curriculum for three – six year olds with offline practice worksheets. Create a free account and receive weekly emails documenting your child’s progress in kindergarten readiness. Compatible with any smart tablet device.

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MyMediaMall for Kids

Rick Riordan books? We've got that. Fancy Nancy? Ditto. Divergent? Yup! MyMediaMall makes titles like these a click away on either your computer or your device (smartphone, tablet, eReader). Learn more about using MyMediaMall to find great eBooks. Be sure to get the Overdrive app for your device.

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OnePlay Video Games

Love video games? We do too! Instantly download and play unlimited PC and Android games. Over 1000 games. No holds. No fees. No waiting. Free access to the OnePlay VIP subscription service is provided with your library card. Learn more about OnePlay.

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Sesame Street eBooks

Read more, learn more, play more with your favorite Sesame Street friends! Apps are available for Apple & Android devices. Download the app and call the Youth Services Desk at 847-376-2839 for the login credentials in order to get free access.

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TumbleBook Library

A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and games. Includes books in Spanish and French.

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TumbleBookCloud Junior

An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audio books. For grades two to six.

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Zinio Magazines

Read kids magazines like Babybug, Ask and American Girl! Read your favorite magazines on your table or smartphone. No holds, no fees, no due dates. Learn more about Zinio.