Northern Beaches Libraries provides access to a range of interactive and entertaining digital resources for kids.
Please note: We no longer have access to Rainforest Coding or CoderZ. We are currently looking into other coding resources for kids.
To watch and listen to stories:
Story Box Library
Story Box Library is an educational website created for children where stories by local authors and illustrators are read aloud by Australian and New Zealand storytellers. All you need is your library card number to log in.
Storyline Online is a streaming video program featuring well-known actors reading children's books aloud. There are great stories that you’ll recognise and that the kids will love.
For educational games:
Animalia Education for Libraries is an interactive literacy app based on Animalia, the iconic picture book by Graeme Base. Children work through various activities while meeting every character from the picture book along the way. Animalia is compatible with iPads, Macs, Windows and android devices. Once you have downloaded the app, use your library card number to log in.
The Graeme Base Collection
For more than 30 years, the beautiful stories and artwork of Graeme Base has captivated readers all over the world. Now, these beloved books are bought to life in a wonderful new way, narrated by the author himself. This collection is compatible with Macs, Windows and Android devices. Once you have downloaded the app, use your library card number to log in.
Busy Things is a wonderfully quirky online educational resource! Filled with fun, humorous characters and lively colourful settings, children love to play these fun and educational games & activities!
For reading and entertainment:
National Geographic Kids
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space through National Geographic Kids.
Kanopy Kids is a video streaming service for children. It has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content appropriate for children aged 2 and up including movies, television series and animated storybooks. Parents can set up parental controls to make sure kids are viewing age-appropriate material.
Overdrive provides access to popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for Kids. Overdrive also offers Libby, an app specifically designed for a mobile device.
You can access Overdrive on your mobile device by downloading the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play store. If you need help navigating Libby on your specific device, please see our video tutorials.
BorrowBox offers a fantastic range of Australian and international content for kids in both eBook and eAudiobook format.