*Some companies are offering temporary access to their online services during the COVID-19 crisis.
While the Library is closed, you can apply for a temporary internet-only library card.
➤ Learn more
Requires an OCPL library card:
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:
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 begun reading Story Time stories from her front porch and posting the videos online for you to watch from the comfort of your own home.
➤ View our online Story Times
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!
Storyline Online: The World's Best Storytellers Reading Books Aloud
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
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!
Typing Club: Gamified activities to improve keyboarding skills
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!
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'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
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
TumbleBookLibrary: Free access through August 31, 2020
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
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.
Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks. Search books by grade group, genre, subject, format, or title for kids age Pre-K through grade 6. Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.
➤ Start reading with Abdo's Elementary Digital Bookshelf
Abdo Zoom is a database tool for PreK–2 learners that provides online research for beginning readers. This exciting collection will have young researchers zooming into their favorite content in-depth, at reading levels suited to individual skills.
Information is organized into digestible chapters with high-quality educational videos for each topic, built-in literacy tools, such as read-along audio and text highlighting. Zoom In sections lets learners discover featured facts, statistics, maps, and more.
➤ Start exploring on Abdo Zoom!
TIME for Kids is a weekly magazine for elementary school students. With exclusive access to TIME’s award-winning content, TIME for Kids is uniquely positioned to teach kids to recognize and value authentic and trustworthy journalism. The magazine provides age-appropriate stories kids are excited about, information just for kids that explains the world around them, journalism that teaches news literacy, and instructional materials that are aligned to Common Core and state standards.
Editions are available for Grade K-1, Grade 2, Grade 3-4, and Grade 5-6. Sign-up is required for access to free digital issues of one of the four grade-specific editions of TIME for Kids.
➤ Register at TIME for Kids here.