Online, Premium Services You Can Access Only Through Your Library
Amaze your teachers and thrill your parents! These databases are paid for by the Library and available, free-of-charge to all Library cardholders. This is the really good stuff -- a Google search doesn't even come close! Because these premium databases are accessed only through your library, many of them will require that you input your library card number in order to gain access. So, grab your library card and buckle in, because you're about to experience the best online books and research tools available. Have fun!
Looking for research and reference materials for older kids? Head over to our e-Research page for the best premium online research and reference tools for middle and high school students!
¡Visite nuestras páginas en español para recursos en español!
Bring home early literacy and STEAM fun with the Library's Playaway Launchpads!
Playaway Launchpads are durable, secure, high-quality tablets that are pre-loaded with fun learning games. The Launchpads allow children to create their own personalized avatar, collect “Discovery points” that can be used to purchase virtual accessories for their explorer avatar, and engage in learning exercises without the possibility of access to inappropriate content. The tablet’s information console provides parents and educators with analytics about time spent on the tablet, and each tablet comes with a sturdy grab-and-go carrying case for easy and safe portability. The Library’s Launchpads are best for ages 3 to 7, are available from the Children’s Library, and may be borrowed for one week at a time. Visit the Children's Library to learn more!
eBooks for Young Readers
TumbleBook eBook Library!
Online collection of animated, interactive storybooks for kids.
Created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing books, including classics.
Great for new readers and provides support to children who require skill building with a variety of exercises disguised as games and puzzles.
Also includes book for older readers, with text size adjustment, too.
Books are available in English, Spanish and French, and many are bilingual.
Generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Public Library!