As a librarian at Deschutes Public Library, we recently added “Apps and Digital Reading” to our kids page online.
The kid’s page includes a note about screen time for ages 0-2, tumble books, storyline, recently purchased eBooks for children, digital resources, app review sites and a featured app of the month. This month our featured app is Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester created by Oceanhouse Media.
The New York Public Library, where I worked many years ago, has a fabulous new kid’s page with eBooks featured right on the front page.
The eBooks page features Children’s eBooks and Audio Books, Tumblebooks, Bookflix, Trueflix, Freedomflix, Story Place, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Rosetta Project, International Children’s Digital Library, and Book Hive.
Even if the library does not have a digital page for kids, most libraries have a small eBook section at the bottom of the kids page. For example: Seattle Public Library. Explore Children Audiences and then scroll down to the bottom of the page, Read Books Online
More library websites with digital content for kids/parents:
- Santa Clara Library District
- Rochester Public Library
- The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
- San Francisco Public Library
- Denver Public Library
Does your library have a digital feature on your kid’s page? Do you have plans to add one? We would love to hear from you, please add your library website link to the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog post by Paige Bentley-Flannery
Children’s / Community Librarian
Deschutes Public Library
ALSC Chair Digital Content Task Force