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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Digital Library of Illinois for Kids

Rick Riordan books? We've got that. Fancy Nancy? Ditto. Divergent? Yup! Digital Library of Illinois makes titles like these a click away on either your computer or your device (smartphone, tablet, eReader). Learn more about using Digital Library of Illinois to find great eBooks. You'll need either Libby (our recommendation) or the Overdrive app for your device.

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Freegal Music

Stream and download music! You can now stream music 24/7, as well as download and keep five MP3 songs per week for free. You can download songs and move them between devices or use the Freegal app on your phone or tablet. 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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Kanopy Kids

Includes Oscar® nominated family films, PBS kids favorites, literary classic adaptations: Where The Wild Things Are, Johnny Appleseed, Little Red Hen & more.

RBdigital Magazines

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

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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.