At the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, we want to make sure you have the resources and materials you’re looking for even when you aren’t in our building. You don’t have to stop by the library to check out great books, music, or video. We’re excited to offer library patrons and cardholders access to some great downloadable media sites where you can access eBooks, magazines, music, and more. Everyone in your family will be able to find something they’re looking for!
Meet Libby, a new app built with love for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Libby is a product from OverDrive.
Language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, from Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, all while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. With free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, and progress tracking, if you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place.
Freegal Music is an ad-free streaming & downloadable music service featuring over 16 million songs. Create your own playlists, stream curated playlists, stream whole albums, or download music from legendary artists and today’s top artists. 200+ genres offered, so there is music in here for everyone in the format you demand! Site is updated daily with new music as it’s released.
Thousands of streaming classic and indie films, award-winning documentaries, world cinema, and every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS are all available through Kanopy’s streaming service! Over 30,000 films and videos are accessible via computers and through apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast devices. Each cardholder is allowed 10 checkouts per month. You have three days to watch a movie after you have checked it out.
A digital media service offered by the library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, graphic novels, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Patrons may check out 10 items per month with hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from and more being added daily. Apps available on:
Chromecast, and Apple TV apps are also available.
A collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create stories that come to life for children through engaging animation. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories that are read out loud fluently. There are even options to hear the stories in French or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension. Apps available:
A collection of over 50,000 downloadable ebooks that are always available! Freading allows users to transfer e-books to a variety of portable devices by using a personal computer or by downloading an app to a tablet such as an iPad or a Kindle Fire.
Beanstack allows you to participate in various library reading programs, like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading Club and more!
The library staff is more than happy to help you access the information and materials you’re looking for!