Our digital offer for children

Our digital offer for children

We have a great selection of digital reading options available for children with their Plymouth Library card. Amanda tells us more in her recent blog post.

"Not only does being a member of Plymouth Libraries give you the freedom to borrow books and use the pc in all our libraries but you also have access to many digital services using your library card number and pin (if you are unsure on what that is just ask!)


One such service is Libby which can be accessed through a web browser or via an app. Libby gives you access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers and using the handy content filters you can select to view content just for ‘Kids’ or ‘Teens’.


The curated lists make the kids section more user friendly for grownups and children; librarian recommended books, books by age and one of my favourite sections ’50 magical stories to try if you loved Harry Potter!’ 


The eBooks and eAudiobooks are all displayed with colourful book front covers and are accompanied by a detailed description of the book – you don’t even need to worry about checking them back in, as after the loan period the book will automatically check its self in.


Another brilliantly inclusive and user friendly perk of Libby is that the font size can be adjusted and the page colour making it an easier read for anyone who is visually impaired or with any learning difficulties.


As a mum with 2 boys, 6 and 9, I wanted to share some of the titles we have enjoyed and that you may not know about….


Both my sons love the Dogman books by Dav Pilkey and judging by how popular they are in our library branches we were really happy to find them available as an eBook, the pictures and colours looked great on our tablet screens.


Another of our firm favourites is The Week Junior. This is a filtered version of the world’s events over a week. Important topics are written about in such a way that it is informative, interesting and I feel safe knowing that its contents are age appropriate. There are regular features such as science and tech as well as nature and wildlife. There are also fantastic ways for children to engage by entering competitions or submitting content such as photos, drawings and questions.


The eAudiobooks (the ones with the earbud symbol) are brilliant for bed times and travelling, we loved The World's Worst Children 3 by David Walliams."


Find out more about how you can access eBooks and eAudiobooks with your Plymouth Libraries membership.