While we are all practicing social distancing and staying home as much as we can, the team from the Markham Public Library (MPL) is doing their best to support you and your family in this challenging time.
They want to make sure you have an abundance of things to read, listen to, watch and learn from the comfort of your home.
Here are 25 ways you can enjoy your digital library at home using your library card.
JUST FOR KIDS
1. OverDrive Kids
An excellent collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos just for kids. Remember to select the “Kids” option on the top of the page.
2. TumbleBook Library
TumbleBooks has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, videos and more.
3. TumbleBook Cloud Jr.
TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.
4. TumbleBook Library – BiblioEnfants
BiblioEnfants est une collection en ligne de livres d’images animés et parlants qui apprendront aux jeunes enfants les joies de la lecture dans un format qu’ils aimeront.
5. Tumble Math (Grades K-6)
The most comprehensive collection of math picture books with animation and narration you will find anywhere. The books are also accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
6. Hoopla Kids
A wide selection of kids-friendly movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and popular TV shows from Hoopla Kids mode. Make sure to check the “kids” option on the top of the page.
EBOOKS & EAUDIOBOOKS
7. OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
MPL’s largest collection of eBooks, audiobooks and videos. You can even find a small collections in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Hoopla offers hundreds of comics, eBooks, eAudiobooks you can enjoy on your mobile device. The content is always available without waitlists.
9. TumbleBooks TeenBookCloud
TeenBookCloud offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, audiobooks and more.
10. EBSCOhost eBooks
Enjoy a great collection of fiction, non-fiction and reference eBooks and journals available for online viewing and downloading.
11. EBSCOhost eAudiobooks
Get access to hundreds of fiction and non-fiction eAudiobooks from EBSCOhost eAudiobooks.
Whether contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal, or inspirational, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud.
MOVIES & MUSIC
Hoopla offers an excellent collection of movies, music, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV.
14. OverDrive Kids Videos
Unlimited streaming of a great selection of kids’ movies, TV series, exercise and meditation videos, and even favourites from The Great Courses series.
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
Provides unlimited access to over 5000 newspaper and magazine titles, from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages.
Current issues of popular magazines including Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Time, People and more.
A large collection of current issues of popular magazines covering news, business, entertainment, fashion, and more. Includes The Economist, The New Yorker, Us Weekly and many more.
18. QiKan Chinese Magazine
Access to 1500 full-text popular magazines published in mainland China. Users can choose to view in traditional or simple characters.
19. OverDrive Comics
Enjoy DC and Marvel superhero comics, Archie comics, Harlequin Romance comics, and many more.
20. Hoopla Comics
Hoopla Comics offers comics including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more.
21. Universal Class
With over 500 courses available, Universal Class is the place to continue your education online and fulfill all your lifelong learning goals.
Find tests, tutorials and eBooks to help you practice for a number of tests including LSAT, MCAT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEIC, TOEFL, Canadian Citizenship, and more.
23. Mango Languages
Learn a new language at your own pace. Enjoy interactive courses in 71 different languages, including English as a Second Language.
24. Cisco Networking Academy
Comprehensive technology programs for all education levels including IT Essential, CCNA Security, Cisco Packet Tracer, Social Media Tools and more.
25. Niche Academy
Niche Academy provides step-by-step video tutorials on how to use all your library resources including OverDrive, PressReader, RBDigital and more.
Story submitted by Karen Yang.