Online Library Resources For All Ages

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!

Virtual Libraries

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

Join live story times on Facebook. If you need help accessing e-books and audiobooks on your device, contact their tech support at

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.

Online Storytime

Author Events

Storyline Online

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

Audible Stories

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.

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!