There are so many options to continue your reading habit or literacy learning despite the closure of your neighborhood and school libraries. From e-books to virtual story times to author events, reading during quarantine might be even more fun!
Mid-Continent Public Library
While the physical libraries are closed, MCPL has a large digital collection that includes eBooks, magazines and newspapers, music and video. Librarians are also hosting Virtual Storytime on Facebook.
Johnson County Public Library
Find eBooks and downloadable eAudiobooks in the library’s digital collection.
Kansas City Public Library
New York Public Library e-Books
The New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to “borrow” any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.
- Mo Willems offering lunchtime doodles.
- Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, is reading nightly bedtime stories on his Twitter account.
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Audio and Animated Books for Kids
Find free audiobooks for all ages.
Animated Storybooks from Vooks
A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.
TumbleBooks – eBooks for Kids
Read children’s books online, take comprehension quizzes and completed a guided book report. Find the library here.