Read On! Streaming options

When my daughter was at home sick recently, I had a moment when I couldn’t take another episode of “Captain Underpants” or “Pinky Malinky” so I turned to the library for help. Luckily, the library has two streaming options for those in a similar situation.

Our Tumblebooks Library features video adaptations of many picture books, plus games, National Geographic videos, and language learning lessons. You can access the Tumblebooks Library through our website, pryorlibrary.org, by choosing the “Use the Library” tab and selecting “Research and Resources” or you can download the Tumblebooks app. The app takes some getting used to, but both methods of access have the same features. You’ll just need your library card number to access all the features.

The OK Virtual Library (aka Overdrive and/or Libby) offers a wealth of downloadable books and audiobooks plus a selection of magazines and almost 700 streaming videos. Many of the videos are video adaptations of picture books, but some are full-length and relatively popular movies or TV shows. Like Tumblebooks, this resource can be accessed via computer or app (Overdrive is the only app with access to videos, but Libby is an option for everything else). For this resource, you’ll need your library card number and your password. You’ll also want to make sure your account with the library is up-to-date and in good standing – blocks on your account at the physical library will also block your access to this resource.

If you’re looking for craft ideas without falling down the YouTube spiral, check out our Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. You’ll find everything from needlework to calligraphy instructions. These are written instructions, not videos, but they’re super useful and fun. Like everything else, you’ll need your library card number.