HOOPLA is a great source for children’s books, music, movies, cartoons and comics, that your child will love!  All you need to get started is your library card number located at the back of your Whiting Public Library card.

Whiting Public Library offers a variety of exciting board games!

  • Board games for kids/families can be checked out from the Youth Services Department.
  • A patron may check out up to 2 games at one time for a 1 week period. Board games can be renewed once.
  • Borrowers are responsible for returning a game with all of its pieces and accessories.

With OverDrive kids and teens can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and other media appropriate for their age range and reading level. Kids can spend as much time as they want clicking away and exploring without the worry of them stumbling upon mature content.

When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go.
  • A suite of seven databases geared toward specific age ranges and abilities, from the youngest learners to adults
  • Illustrations and pictures, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, ebooks, activities, educator tools, primary source documents, and more
  • Easy access on desktops, laptops, and tablets

ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic succes. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 9,000+ learning activities across major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! ONLY ACCESSIBLE IN THE LIBRARY.

STEAM kits are designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and are available for residents to check out. Check out time is for two weeks with no renewals.

IR Books

IR Books are the first of their kind. Combining cutting edge VR and AR technology with traditional children’s books, IR redefines the learning experience and allows children to delve into new and exciting topics like never before.

Travel back in time to witness the birth of the universe, dive deep beneath the ocean for a close encounter with a Great White Shark and journey to exotic destinations around the world. IR books turn kids into the protagonists of their own adventures, offering a wide range of engaging content to explore in a truly unforgettable way.

BookFlix pairs over 135 animated stories with real-world concepts to help new readers improve their skills in English and Spanish. Animated stories and interactive games keep kids engaged and help build vocabulary. Access Bookflix for free with your Library card.