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Kids & Parents

Programs & Events for Kids
Mon, Mar 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Tue, Mar 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Wed, Apr 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Thu, Apr 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Fri, Apr 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

Mon, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room

Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Craft Room
Registration opens Monday, March 30 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology Training Lab
Registration opens Monday, March 30 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Apr 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room

Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

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WPPL will be live streaming storytimes on Facebook Live, YouTube and Twitter (Periscope) on Mondays through Fridays, March 23-April 3 at 11 am. Tune in and join the fun!

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Explore WPPL's new mobile app for Apple and Android devices! This mobile version of the library gives you instant access to search the catalog, renew checkouts, place holds, and more, wherever you use your smartphone or tablet.

You can now access your favorite digital magazines using Flipster®, a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of WPPL.

WPPL offers eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. To use OverDrive, all you need is a valid library card, but the Libby app from OverDrive makes it even easier!

Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Hoopla digital

borrow eBooks, movies, music, and more 24/7 with your library card

Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics! 

  • The loan period for eBooks, comics and audiobooks is 21 days
  • The loan period for music albums is 7 days.
  • The loan period for videos (movies and television) is 3 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 7 items per month.
    Note: WPPL has temporarily raised the limit of items per month to 50 in order to provide more content to patrons during the current coronavirus outbreak.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.

You can check out content from Hoopla Digital directly from our catalog as well.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. Apps are also available for popular streaming platforms. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

Library card number required.

Connect to Hoopla

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy! You can watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.

Kanopy Kids features a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Go to westlakelibrary.kanopystreaming.com and create an account.
  • Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  • Add your library card number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces).

Now you are ready to start watching videos!

  • You can stream up to 5 videos per month
    Kanopy worked with a number of their content partners to provide a selection of films credit-free until mid-April.
  • Once you press play on a film you will have 3 days to watch it (as many times as you like)
  • Play credits will reset on the first of each month
  • To enter Kanopy Kids mode, sign into your Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” from the menu

Apps are available for Roku, iOS, Android and more via the Kanopy website.

Library card number required

Connect to Kanopy Kanopy Kids

OverDrive

OverDrive Borrow eBooks & audiobooks

WPPL offers eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

You can download eBooks for a range of eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook and many others. We also offer audiobooks that will play on many devices. Apps—like the Libby app—are available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, and more.

To use Overdrive, all you need is a valid library card.

You can check out eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive directly from our catalog as well.

Library card number and PIN required

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

There is more information, including a User's Guide and FAQ on TumbleBooks Library's site.

Click here for TumbleBooks e-books for e-kids

Tumblebooks is offering their collections for free until August 2020.

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Special Needs

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Special Needs

3-d printer

Technology & Services

3-d printer

Technology & Services

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream