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Reading Online for Kids at Home: Home

This guide is intended to help parents find age appropriate materials for their kids online, allowing them to pursue an alternative reading format. These are resources that can be accessed from home without having to come into the library!


What You Will Find in this Guide

You can use this guide to explore some of the Springdale Public Library's most popular online resources for E-books, e-audiobooks, and more. Parents can look through each page to see an overview of what the resource includes, along with links to the resources, and popular series that you can find. This can make choosing a reading platform much easier for your child, and you can see what all the library has to offer. 



Virtual Storytimes and Read Alongs

Highlights Magazine

Tumblebook: E-Books for E-Kids

What is it?

TumbleBooks is a resource specifically for children and includes storybooks, chapter books, and more. This platform also has an app version that can be downloaded and used from a phone or tablet. You're able to build playlists of picture books that you can play using the TumbleBook Player. 


Link to the resource

Getting Started Using Tumblebooks

What can you find on TumbleBooks?

Popular Series You Can Find on TumbleBooks

Picture Books: 

Early Readers: 

Chapter Books: 


What is it?

Hoopla is a wonderful resource that gives patrons instant access to the titles that they have on their page. Springdale Public Library patrons are allowed 6 checkouts per month using their library card. People can stream or download ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, movies, television shows, and more. you can access Hoopla from a desktop computer, or from a phone or tablet. It's the best alternative if you're looking for something, but don't have time to come into the library or want to wait for a hold to come in. Unlike Overdrive, you have instant access to the item, but with only 6 checkouts in a month, once you're out, you will have to wait until the next month to have access to materials again. 

Link to the Resource

Getting Started Using Hoopla

Links to Popular Categories

What can you find?

Hoopla is a resource that is intended for all ages, however, parents have the ability of making sure that Hoopla only shows access to children's materials by selecting the KIDS option on the Hoopla webpage. You can also select this option from the app, it's located right next to the search bar. 

Authors You Can Find on Hoopla

Picture Books


Early Chapter Books

Chapter Books


What is it?

Library2go, also knows as Overdrive or Libby, is the platform that houses the Springdale Public Library's online collection of materials. Patrons can check out up to five items at a time, and once those items are returned, and immediately go and check more out. Similar to the library, patrons can place hold holds on digital materials they would like to have. Patrons can access, ebooks, audiobooks, and video using this platform. 

Link to Resource

Popular Series You Can Find on Library2Go/Overdrive/Libby