Evanston Public Library staff are eager to share tips and resources for kids at home.

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Although our doors are closed, we’ll be gathering great online resources for you to share with your kids to support their growing minds. We’ll share a few each week.

We really miss seeing your smiling faces at the library!

Each week while the Library is closed, we’ll send a Monday newsletter geared to kids/families and a Thursday newsletter than has more general information that can inform and help during this time. 

The Digital Library is Open 24/7

Take advantage of our big 24-hour digital library with HooplaDigital Library of IllinoisKanopy and Kanopy Kids, which all together provide ebooks, eaudiobooks, comics, streaming movies, children’s educational programs, and so much more. These free services can help educate, entertain, and inform.

You’ll need a library card number to access some of these services from home. Don’t have a library card? Click here to register for a temporary 30-day card if you live in Evanston and do not already have a library card.

More Great Kids Resources from EPL

Audio Book Cloud Wow. So many audiobooks here!

BookFlix Classic Video storybooks meet nonfiction eBooks for a cool, fun, mix.

Kid Infobits Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics. Info-mania!

Mango Languages Learn a wide range of languages. Mango makes it easy. Betsy Bird shows you how in this video. Mira el video en español.

TumbleBooks Kids can listen to books, read along, and play games. Fun!

TumbleMath Stories can be a great way to teach math concepts! This site has a large selection for at-home math learning for kids K-6. 

Evanston Public Library   

1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201


Contact Us

Have a question? Ask a Librarian is open for all. 

More Staff Favorites

90 Second Newbery instructs and informs kids how they can make a short film based on a Newbery Award honoree.

Best-selling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting free drawing webcasts for parents and their kids called Draw Every Day with JJK.

Best-selling author Mo Willems is hosting A Livestream Doodle (Lunch Doodles) every weekday at 12 pm with activity pages to download.

Scholastic Learn At Home day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Yoga for Kids has yoga and mindfulness videos for kids.

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resource, E-Learning, and Online Collections let’s you learn from museums even when you can’t walk in their doors.

Talking About COVID-19 With Kids

Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children from the CDC.

10 tips from PBS

Advice for talking to your anxious child from Canadian mental health professionals

How to Help Teens Shelter in Place This article from UC Berkeley has ideas for helping teens see the bigger picture.