By Miciah Bennett, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Whether you are taking a trip or planning a staycation for Spring Break, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has digital resources that are accessible from anywhere. Your library card provides access to e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines and more.
Hoopla Digital is home to multiple media types, including graphic novels and TV shows, with a limit of six downloads each month. Libby lets you checkout 20 items at a time. Libby also owns film-streaming platform Kanopy, as well as Universal Class, a platform that hosts more than 500 online courses. You can access both services, as well as magazines and more in the Libby App. Freegal Music allows you to stream music and make playlists for road trips near and far.
The Library provides access to several more digital platforms on our E-books & More page.
Looking for e-audiobook recommendations for the whole family? Try these read-a-likes based on popular titles:
If you liked Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
Lalani of the Distant Sea will have you rooting for 12-year-old Lalani to go where no girl has gone before. Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newberry Medal Winner Erin Entrada Kelly takes you on a journey across the Veiled Sea to the island of Isla, where all wishes are said to come true.
If you liked Encanto
If you are still talking about Bruno, your family might enjoy Savvy, a story about a family who receives magical powers when they turn 13 years old. Will Mississippi Beaumont’s new savvy be enough to save her father without exposing their family’s gifts?
If you liked Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
When spiders steal a baby mouse, baby mouse’s older brother Tobin, and his friends, leave their burrow on the ultimate quest to bring the baby mouse home before it’s too late.
For fans of Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
Lintang’s dreams come true when she is asked to join a pirate crew. When Lintang finds that her best friend is a stowaway on the same voyage, secrets start to unravel.
For fans of The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
While spending the summer with his art director father, Sargent discovers that a famous painting at his art camp is alive. As Sargent develops a friendship with a young woman in a 100-year-old portrait, he helps protect the gallery’s art from thieves.
If your family loved the Percy Jackson series, try this Rick Riordan Presents series.
After unintentionally punching a hole into another universe, Tristan finds himself in a world of his grandmother’s folktales. To find what’s been taken from him, reclose the door between the worlds, and return home safely, Tristan must outwit the god Anansi the Weaver.
For lovers of A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Can a mysterious young girl and her best friend, a goat, fulfill a prophecy to dethrone a king? This title features illustrations from Caldecott medal winner Sophie Blackall.