• Remote Learning Tips for Parents – This helpful webpage presented by the Youth Services Department of Algonquin Public Library in Illinois highlights the importance of establishing routines, seeking support from your child’s teacher, designating workspaces, using schedules and checklists, encouraging movement, seeking social opportunities, knowing what resources are available, providing flexible seating options, allowing for some “fidgeting,” and taking care of yourself as the parent.


HelpNow:  Seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm for live, certified educator assistance for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college.  Access begins 9/1/21.



A family activity calendar with new suggestions every day for stories, songs, activities, and games!

En Espanol!


The Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.


Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at

To log into Libby, you’ll need your library card number and a PIN. Need help with your PIN? Please call 757-787-3400 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may check out 5 items at a time, and checked out items are available for a 14 day lending period. All items are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. If using a computer, you may also choose to discover titles using our library catalog,  ShoreCat.

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit




Freading  – Over 100,000 e-books available with no waiting. Click on How to Use Freading eBooks to learn more about how to use this resource.


NoveList Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList Plus

Visit NoveList K-8 Plus and NoveList Plus for reading recommendations on fiction and nonfiction books. NoveList service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary Content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. this database provides a safe place for students to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance instruction.  Gale in Context – Elemenatary is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Transparent Languages-Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.


Universal Class is now in the Libby app!

In addition to the full collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines we currently offer in Libby, Universal Class is now included in the app as well!

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).

Tap Extras on our library’s homepage in the Libby app to access Universal Class.


New to Libby?

For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your library card number and a PIN. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. You can find in-app support or visit the Help site for assistance.