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*Some companies are offering temporary access to their online services during the COVID-19 crisis. 


No library card? No worries!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for a temporary internet-only library card. 
Learn more

Requires an OCPL library card:


WV Deli Kids: Read books on your tablet or phone!

Check out kids' e-books your Kindle Fire, iPad, Android tablet, laptop or desktop computer from our on-line offerings through WV Deli. All it takes is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN. 

From Berenstain Bears to Harry Potter, WVDeli has the most popular kids' titles. 

Start accessing our digital ebooks and audiobooks for kids from the collections at WV Deli!  


Hoopla Kids Mode: Download immediately with no waitlists

No waitlists on Pete the Cat, Captian Underpants, Lemony Snicket, or Mo Williams! Hoopla has introduced a Kids Mode, which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under. To enter Kids Mode on the Hoopla website, after you have signed in, Just click the "Kids Mode" at the top of the page. 

Start accessing our digital ebooks and audiobooks for kids collections through Hoopla!  

NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage or through the Hoopla app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and your OCPL library card.


No library card needed:


Story Time Online: On YouTube and Facebook

Story Time Online

Due to concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus, the Library has been closed since March 15, 2020 - and we miss you!

We're betting you're missing us, too, so our Children's Specialist, Miss Lee Ann, has will be posting Story Time and Toddler Time videos online for you to watch from the comfort of your own home. 

View our online Story Times
View our Special Summer Reading Story Times & Toddler Times online


Sesame Street Ebooks: Educational children's ebooks

Sesame Street Ebooks

Sesame Street eBooks make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. Best of all, Sesame Street eBooks are ready to read anytime with an internet connection!

➤ To get started reading Sesame Street eBooks, visit http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/ and click the Elmo login in the right-hand corner of the screen. Enter the user name, "[email protected]", and the password, "library", to gain two-week unlimited access to MORE THAN 200 Sesame Street eBooks!


WVPB's Education Station: Educational videos for WV Kids 

Education Station WV Public Broadcasting

Education Station is at-home-learning for West Virginia kids, designed to supplement coursework. 

Developed and provided by educators at the West Virginia Department of Education as well as those in the field, Education Station addresses the critical need to provide access to learning opportunities. Episodes are available on the WV Public Broadcasting YouTube Channel. Education Station also airs Monday-Friday at 9 AM on WVPB. 

Visit WVPB's Education Station now


PBS Kids: Educational videos, games, and activities 

Sesame Street Ebooks

Play games with your PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, watch videos and full episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS shows, or learn life lessons with Daniel the Tiger. PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. 

Visit PBS Kids now
Dowland PBS Kids apps to play educational games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters.


Storyline Online: The World's Best Storytellers Reading Books Aloud

Storyline Online

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors — like Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin,  James Earl Jones, and Betty White — reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. All your favorite actors and celebrities reading your favorite kids' books, including Peter Rabbit, Snappsy the Alligator, Clark the Shark, Harry the Dirty Dog, Strega Nona, Stellaluna, and more.

Visit Storyline Online


Khan Academy Kids: Online lessons in school subjects

Khan Academy Kids

The Khan Academy Kids app engages children in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.

Khan Academy Kids was developed in collaboration with learning experts at Stanford and aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core Standards.

Download the Khan Academy Kids app and start learning!


NASA at Home: STEM activities online

NASA at Home

NASA at Home brings together a repository of binge-worthy videos and podcasts, engaging E-books on a variety of topics, do-it-yourself projects, and virtual and augmented reality tours, which include the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station, as well as an app that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a NASA aircraft.

NASA at Home: Index Page
NASA Science Lessons: Grades K-2
NASA Science Lessons: Grades 3-5


Typing Club: Gamified activities to improve keyboarding skills

Typing Club

Learn touch typing online using TypingClub's free typing courses with a full range of experiences from games, videos, and different typing challenges makes learning fun. Level up and earn badges as you improve your skills. You can practice each lesson over and over to at least get all three stars. It really doesn't take much to learn touch typing, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!

Get typing with Typing Club! 


CODE.org: Learn Computer Science from Home!

Code dot org

Learn how to craft animations and games with characters that run, jump, and fly, design simple web pages using HTML and CSS, and use blocks or JavaScript to design an app. Lessons range for kids age 4-18.

Create an account to save your progress and projects. Or just start coding - no account needed. All courses are available at no cost.

CODE.org: For Kids grade K-5


Explora Primary: Research materials for Elementary School Kids

Ebsco ExploraEbsco's Explora provides students with a starting point for research with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help successful research. Students can also browse by topic: Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, or Science & Math.

NOTE: Explora is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access may require the following log in information. 
User Name: west  |  Password: Virginia20!

Start researching with Explora Primary


World Book Online: Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions

Code dot org

World Book Kids for elementary users includes lesson plans, science activities, comparable animal and geography features, interactive maps, challenging games, and biographies.

World Book Student has content for upper-elementary and middle-grade users and includes resources where users can save, notate, and organize articles, biographies, and other content.

NOTE: World Book Online is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access to World Book Online requires the following information. 
User Name: 4west  |  Password: virginia

Start learning with World Book Online 


Temporary access:


TumbleBookLibrary: Free access through August 31, 2020

TumbleBooksLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

Start reading with Tumblebooks - no login necessary!


Audible Stories: Free access through the end of the school year

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, Audible Stories is open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the Audible Stories collection, select a title and start listening.  It's that easy.


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