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Children & Young Adults

Activities and storytelling for children

Busythings

Busythings is a wonderfully quirky online educational resource. Filled with funny characters and lively settings, children love to play their fun and educational games and activities. Busythings offers age-appropriate content for children aged 3 to 11. Use your City of Perth Library card number to access.

Busythings

Story Box Library

Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by Australia's favourite storytellers—well that's Story Box Library! Story Box Library gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. With an ever-growing number of stories suitable for preschool and primary aged children, enjoy storytime any time. To access Story Box Library, click the link below, select 'Library' then select 'City of Perth'. Enter your City of Perth Library card number and PIN.

Story Box Library

Need help to log in to Story Box Library? Try watching this video.

Story Box Library app for iPad/iPhone or Android.

eBooks, audiobooks, comics and graphic novels for children and young adults

Explore the City of Perth Library's vast collection of digital books, comics, graphic novels and audiobooks via our providers listed below. Different providers offer different titles, so browse them all for the full selection. If you're looking for a specific title or author, search the Library catalogue to see all of the formats available in our collection.  

BorrowBox

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app for iPad/iPhone or Android.

Hoopla

Hoopla offers thousands of digital titles in a variety of formats, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more. Titles can be streamed or downloaded and there is no wait time or holds. City of Perth Library members can borrow six Instant titles per month. Flex titles are currently not available. 

To access, visit the Hoopla website, click the Get Started button at the top of the page, and follow the instructions to set up an account. You will need to enter an email address and password. Choose City of Perth Library and enter your City of Perth Library card number and PIN. 

Turn on Kids Mode in Hoopla to enable safe browsing for children up to 12 years old. Kids Mode limits the titles displayed to titles rated G or PG only. Follow these instructions to turn on Kids Mode.

Hoopla app for iPad/iPhone/Apple TVAndroid or Kindle Fire
Hoopla tutorial
Hoopla help

Libby by OverDrive

OverDrive for Kids
For the best experience with OverDrive download the Libby app.
Libby tutorial
Learn how to install Libby on your Kindle Fire.

Encyclopedias, dictionary and thesaurus

Britannica Online
Britannica Online tutorials

Lexico dictionary and thesaurus (powered by Oxford)

Films & TV

Hoopla

Hoopla offers thousands of digital titles in a variety of formats, including movies, TV series and more. Titles can be streamed or downloaded and there is no wait time or holds. City of Perth Library members can borrow six Instant titles per month. Flex titles are currently not available. 

To access, visit the visit the Hoopla website, click the Get Started button at the top of the page, and follow the instructions to set up an account. You will need to enter an email address and password. Choose City of Perth Library and enter your City of Perth Library card number and PIN. 

Turn on Kids Mode in Hoopla to enable safe browsing for children up to 12 years old. Kids Mode limits the titles displayed to titles rated G or PG only. Follow these instructions to turn on Kids Mode.

Hoopla app for iPad/iPhone/Apple TVAndroid or Kindle Fire
Hoopla tutorial
Hoopla help

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids offers a diverse range of educational and entertaining content suitable for children aged 2 to 8 years. Kanopy Kids includes family friendly movies, TV series and animation. To access Kanopy Kids, log in to your Kanopy account, then click 'Kids' in the top-right corner of your homepage. In the Kanopy mobile app, tap 'More' at the bottom of the screen, then 'Go to Kanopy Kids'. In the Kanopy Kids section, you'll only see content that's suitable for children, so children can browse freely. To set parental controls, follow the instructions on the screen once you have logged in.

Explore Kanopy now
Kanopy app for iPad/iPhone or Android
Kanopy tutorial

Languages

KidSpeak via Transparent Language Online

Introduce your children to a new language with KidSpeak via Transparent Language Online. Sign up to Transparent Language Online for free with your City of Perth Library card and select the languages displaying the KidSpeak icon.