Take Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on the road

Download books, comics, music, movies and TV shows from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for your next family vacation.

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For many families, spring break is the quintessential time to travel, meet with family members, explore and sight-see. If costs associated with vacationing is placing a damper on your family’s fun meter, why not try new resources that won’t exhaust the budget?

If you’re not sure what to do with your family this spring break, look no further than the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library resource page. There you’ll find access to an abundance of electronic resources sure to peak your family’s interest no matter the destination.

To make your job a little easier, we’ve selected a few resources sure to be a hit with the family this spring break. Try checking out our rentable Wi-Fi Hotspots. Just remember to place your hold early because these convenient devices are in high demand.

Resources

 

Instantly borrow e-books, comics, audiobooks, music, movies and television — with no holds, and no waiting via hoopla. There's no need to worry about late fees because hoopla features an automated service that returns an item when it's due. Content can be streamed to computers, tablets or smartphones, and can be downloaded to mobile devices to allow for offline viewing any time. You can check out up to six items from hoopla each month.

Only interested in seeing content for kids and families? Toggle through the account page and put hoopla into kids mode on your computer or in settings on the hoopla app. Kids mode replicates the experience children might have in the children's section of the library. Need help deciding or navigating hoopla? Use this tutorial to learn more.

 

Mango is a language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 English as a second language courses that features an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign-language films and cultural anecdotes.

NC Kids Digital Library offers e-books, audiobooks, streaming videos and Read-Alongs.  This collection specifically was designed for youth ages pre-K through fourth grade and includes picture books, youth fiction and youth nonfiction. Browsing can be done by subject, format or genre, and the advanced search feature allows filtering by availability, language and date added. Titles are accessed via OverDrive. OverDrive titles can be accessed from your desktop using OverDrive Read or Listen.  Mobile and tablet customers download the OverDrive app for iOS and Android.

To check out items from the NC Kids Digital Library, click sign in on the upper right side of the page. Select Charlotte Mecklenburg Library from the list of libraries and enter your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card number or ONE Access account number (a number all Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students have). Cardholders can check out up to five items at a time. No holds are allowed on NC Digital Kids Library items.

OverDrive is a collection of e-books and digital audiobooks offered by the library. E-books and audiobooks can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, (including Kindle) or mobile device. OverDrive e-book titles can be read online using OverDrive Read and audiobooks can be listened to online using OverDrive Listen. Streaming video is also available.  Mobile and tablet customers download the OverDrive app for iOS and Android.

All you need to get started is your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card number or ONE Access account number. Check out up to 10 items with a maximum 21-day loan period. Place holds on items that are checked out. Return items when you are finished, or they automatically are returned when they are due, so you never accumulate late fees. Need help with OverDrive? Try out this tutorial to familiarize yourself.

OverDrive eReading Room: Kids Collection offers e-books, digital audiobooks and streaming videos. The Kids Collection includes picture books, youth fiction and youth nonfiction. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow titles appropriate for their age range and reading level. No adult content appears in search results.

OverDrive titles can be accessed from a desktop using OverDrive Read or Listen. Mobile and tablet customers download the OverDrive app or Libby app for iOS and Android. All you need to get started is your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card number or ONE Access account number. You can check out up to 10 items with a maximum 21-day loan period.

The OverDrive eReading Room: Teen Collection site filters the library's OverDrive collection to show only teen content, which gets teens to the titles they want faster. Browse by subject, format or genre, and the advanced search feature allows filtering by availability, language and date added.

Click on the Main Collection icon to return to the full OverDrive collection of digital materials. OverDrive titles can be accessed from a desktop computer using OverDrive Read or Listen. Mobile and tablet customers download the OverDrive app or Libby app for iOS and Android.

All you need to get started is your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card number or ONE Access account number. You can check out up to 10 items with a maximum 21-day loan period.

 

"101 Family Vacation Games Have Fun While Traveling, Camping or Celebrating at Home" by Shando Varda includes new and old games from all around the world for parents to explore with their families and engage their children in a positive and fun-filled way. For families with children ages 4 and older.

 

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