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Library resources online for kids (and parents)

E-books, audiobooks, movies, lessons and more that you can access for free.

Your Decatur Public Library card provides free access to a wealth of e-books, audiobooks, movies, and music for kids, as well as educational resources. Many can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, so your child doesn't have to be connected to the internet to use them.

To use any of these, you'll need:

  • the barcode from the back of your DPL card (without the spaces)
  • the PIN or password for your library card (usually a 4-digit number)

If you don't recall your PIN or password (or have any other issue with your account), please email us at, or send us a message via the library's Facebook page, or call during regular business hours 217-424-2900. Provide us with:

  • your name
  • your library card number
  • the PIN you want
  • a phone number (in case we need to follow up)

Need some recommendations of e-books or audiobooks for your kids? Check the lists our staff have put together!

Online Resources for Kids

Hoopla for Kids

You can download eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music to your device through Hoopla for Kids.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids gives you unlimited streaming access to a wealth of videos for kids.

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