Kids eBooks & More
Parents: Shopping at the grocery store with your kid and need to keep them entertained? Kids: It's 9:30 at night and you want a book. The library's closed. What can you do?
The library has several different options for getting eBooks whatever your age or need.
Explore animated versions of favorite children's picture books and related nonfiction ebooks in one of nine learning categories. Also includes Spanish titles and educational games.
Digital Library of Illinois for Kids
Rick Riordan books? We've got that. Dog Man? Ditto. Guts? Yup! Digital Library of Illinois makes titles like these a click away on either your computer or your device (smartphone, tablet, eReader). Learn more about using Digital Library of Illinois to find great eBooks. You'll need either Libby (our recommendation) or the Overdrive app for your device.
Stream and download music! You can now stream music 24/7, as well as download and keep five MP3 songs per week for free. You can download songs and move them between devices or use the Freegal app on your phone or tablet. Learn more about Freegal.
Check out movies, entire music albums, audiobooks, ebooks and comics with Hoopla. No holds, no fees. Stream to your internet enabled device or use the Hoopla app to download and watch offline. 20 checkouts a month per Des Plaines Library card. Learn more about Hoopla.
Includes Oscar® nominated family films, PBS kids favorites, literary classic adaptations: Where The Wild Things Are, Johnny Appleseed, Little Red Hen & more.
You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. View Tutorial.
A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and games. Includes books in Spanish and French.