- Crisis Centre & Suicide Distress Line 1-866-661-3311 or 1-800-784-2433
- Whistler Community Services Society 604-932-0113
- WorkBC Employment Centre 604-639-1743
- Whistler Welcome Centre 604-698-5960 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sea to Sky Community Services Society 604-892-5796 email@example.com
- Poverty Law Advocate 604-389-8069 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whistler Women's Centre 604-962-8711 email@example.com Crisis Line 1-877-890-5711
- Helping Hands Emergency Shelter (Squamish) 604-815-4984
- Whistler Mental Health & Addiction Services (VCH) 604-698-6455
- Victim Services Whistler-Pemberton RCMP 604-905-1969
- Bylaw Services 604-935-8280 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ministry For Children and Family Development 604-894-2091
We are accessible
- Everyone can enjoy our collections, computers, programs, and physical spaces.
- We have automatic entrance doors and elevator access from the underground parking beneath the library.
Large print books
- Our collection of large print includes popular fiction and non-fiction. We are here to help you find a great read in any edition that suits you.
National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
- NNELS makes Canada's vast collection of library books available to Canadians with print disabilities by breaking barriers to reading with access to books in DAISY and MP3 formats.
- People who have a vision impairment, who are unable to hold a book, and/or who have certain learning disabilities qualify for the NNELS service through public libraries.
- To access this collection, please confirm your print disability with library staff.
- Once your WPL account has been updated, the collection can be accessed by visiting nnels.ca/organizations/whistler-public-library.
- We have a TTY unit available for use with our courtesy phone.
- Our adaptive technology station features a high contrast keyboard, a trackball mouse, and adjustable table height.
Borrow a board game
We now have board games available for borrowing within our collection! These games were chosen based on community feedback, and they're very popular - so popular, in fact, that you almost never see them on display. To view the full list of games and place a hold on your favourite, click here.
Book a Librarian
- Need help with an in-depth question or to learn a new skill?
- Book a Librarian for uninterrupted time with one of our information experts. These one-on-one appointments are meant to help you with technology or get you started on any topic.
- Appointments last roughly 30 minutes.
- Request an appointment by completing our Book a Librarian form.
Request extra copies
- We recommend selecting your book at least 2 months in advance of your meeting.
- Please email email@example.com to let us know what title you've chosen and when you'll be discussing it.
- Ask your book club members to place a hold on the book using the library's online catalogue.
- We will use the holds list to determine how many additional copies to borrow from other libraries.
- Please note that new and popular books will be challenging to borrow.
What to read next
- Consider one of the books that the Whistler Community Book Club has enjoyed. This is the library's monthly discussion group in partnership with Armchair Books, which meets at 7 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge on the last Wednesday of each month.
- Use our secret weapon NoveList Plus. This is an amazing resource created by librarians to provide reading recommendations based on your personal interests.
- There are no limits on how many physical items you can borrow.
- Books, audiobooks, magazines, and music CDs can be borrowed for 21 days, DVDs for 14 days and new release DVDs and video games for 7 days.
- There are two self-check machines located at the front entrance and one in the kids area.
- You can renew an item as many times as you need to until another patron has placed a hold on it.
- To renew, log in to your My WPL account, go to the "Checked Out" section, click the boxes next to the items you wish to renew and press the "Renew Selected" button.
- You can also renew items at the self-check machines in the library or by calling 604-935-8435.
- Items can be returned using the outdoor book drops at any time and inside the lobby during library open hours.
- Returns can also be made to any other BC public library.
- If an item is checked out, place a hold to be added to the waitlist. If you place a hold on an available item, we will pull it from the shelf for you.
- To place a hold, log in to your My WPL account, search for the item, click on the "Place a Hold" button and click a second time to "Confirm Hold". You can also place a hold by calling 604-935-8435.
- You will receive an email you when your hold is available to pick up. You will have 7 days to pick up the item and check it out.
Britannia Mine Museum pass
- Courtesy of Britannia Mine Museum, the pass provides free admission for 2 adults and up to 3 children under 18.
- There are 2 passes available for a two week loan.
- Whistler residents may borrow the pass once a year.
How to borrow the pass
- To borrow the pass, you must be a Whistler resident with a valid Whistler Public Library card.
- Using your library card, you will need to place a hold on the Britannia Mine Museum Pass via the library's online catalogue. If you are unsure how to do this, please call 604-935-8435.
- You can check to see where you are on the wait list from your online WPL account. You can pause or reactivate your pass request any time before you are notified that it is your turn.
Picking up your pass
- Two weeks before your pass is available, the library will contact you by email.
- After the two-week notification period is over the pass will automatically be checked out to you. Borrowing periods always begin on Thursday and conclude on Wednesday evening.
- You can pick up the pass anytime during this period, however, it is important to know that it will automatically expire within two weeks of being checked out.
- Library staff will provide you with a checkout receipt when you pick up your pass, which must be presented with the pass when you visit the Museum.
Using your pass
- Pass borrowers may visit the Museum once during the two-week loan period. To confirm your pass expiry date, see the checkout receipt attached to your pass. Please confirm venue hours of operation prior to your visit.
- Present your pass and check out receipt to the venue along with one piece of identification (e.g. your WPL card, valid driver's license, or school ID).
- The pass must include a current check out receipt or it will be considered expired.
- Passholders must be present for the pass to be valid.
- Lost passes or checkout receipts cannot be reissued.
Conditions of pass use
- For general admission only, unless otherwise specified.
- Passes cannot be combined with any special offers or used for special events, programs, school tours, group visits, memberships, etc., unless otherwise specified.
- To be eligible for tickets for specific events or performances, the show must take place during the active loan period of your pass.
- Passes may not be used to replace tickets previously purchased.
- Passes and tickets have no cash value, are not transferable and cannot be sold.
- Pass-holders must be present for the pass to be valid.
- Conditions and venue availability may be subject to change without notice and other conditions or restrictions may apply.
- Prior to your visit, please check the venue's website for the latest information and hours of operation.
We welcome you to visit the library with your class, preschool, or daycare group.
Visiting the library or inviting one of our Youth Services staff to come to your class is a fantastic way to connect your students with all the exciting and useful resources freely available at the library. We are able to work with groups of all ages, from preschool to grade 12.
To arrange a visit, please contact Youth Services. A few helpful guidelines to keep in mind:
- The Youth Department team is small (but mighty!) and we usually require at least three weeks notice of your visit to ensure staff and the community room's availability.
- If possible, please provide us with a range of dates for your visit so we can find a mutually agreeable time.
- We try to tailor the visits as much as possible so they are useful for your students. Please give us as much information as you can on your current unit/theme of study, research project, etc.
- Visits are best between 9 and 10 a.m. before the library is open as we have more staff available to assist your class.
- We can accommodate one to two classes at a time, taking into account the day and time of the visit.
Options for your visit
- Introduction to the library's online resources.
- Research skills tailored to the age of your students.
- A tour of the Youth Services Department and "behind-the-scenes" areas.
- Book talks on material both new and tried and true. Stories kids and teens want to read!
- Storytime and/or age-appropriate read-aloud activities.
Early literacy and emergent language
Children develop the skills they need to communicate very early and at their own pace. They also acquire the skills to read years before they start school. As a parent or caregiver, you are your child's first and best teacher. We can help you get started!
We provide this support through all our parent-child programming which features a playful approach to language development by sharing rhymes, songs and stories designed to help families create a literacy-rich home environment. Your children can make new friends and you can connect with other parents and caregivers in your community.
- Talk - Your baby hears the sounds of the languages you speak, learning what words mean as you point to and label things. Babies will start to babble and their babble uses the sounds they have heard from you.
- Sing - Singing slows down language and helps children hear the smaller sounds in words. Singing while you do daily activities can help with learning, e.g. "one sock, two socks ...", it is entertaining and soothing. Your baby loves to hear you. Here are some of the songs and rhymes we use in our early years programs.
- Read - Shared reading is the single most important activity that you can to do help children get ready to read, even from birth! Give your child a board book for their busy hands while you read from another.
- Write - Reading and writing go together. Writing goes through stages from light markings to letter like forms, to drawing letters and to forming them. Writing helps children understand that print has meaning.
- Play - Play, in addition to being fun, helps children to realize connections. One item represents another—a block might represent a telephone. This kind of symbolic or connective thinking is the same kind of thinking that is used for reading. Pictures and letters represent real things.
Early years programs
Our early years programs are offered to families with children and babies ages 0 to 4 years. At these programs we encourage parents and caregivers to participate, and learn the songs and rhymes to practice at home.
- Join us at Singing with the Babies to learn songs, tummy tickles, bounces, rhymes, and lullabies to soothe and entertain while encouraging early language development.
- At Parent Infant Drop-In there is an opportunity to meet other new parents and listen to guest speakers on a range of topics.
- When your child is walking, join us for Rhyme and Song (outside in the summer as Tots and Tadpoles) and have fun with your active little ones with songs, rhymes, and felt stories.
- Join in the fun, listening, learning, singing, and playing simple instruments at Words and Music.
- Enjoy active songs, rhymes, stories, and felts with your child at Preschool Storytime.
- Join your family and enjoy playing board games or crafting or Family Together Time.
All library programs are offered free of charge.
Please ensure a caregiver accompanies young children attending any of these programs. All programs are held in The Burrow, our children's programming room.
- The library provides exam invigilation (proctoring) services by appointment, by professional librarians.
- Group invigilation will be offered in the library Community Room in 2019 & 2020 on the following dates:
- 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
- 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec 19, 2019
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan 09, 2020,
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Apr 30, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jun 11, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
- 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jul 09, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
- We apologize, but we cannot accommodate requests outside of the dates and times above.
- The fee is $20 per hour with a minimum $40 charge per exam.
- A $20, non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of booking. Any remaining fees will be paid when the exam is completed. The library accepts cash, credit, debit or cheque.
- The library is unable to invoice schools for exam fees.
- To request an appointment use the following form https://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/services/invigilation
- Additional questions can be directed to Manon St. Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your exam time with ID and any necessary supplies (pen, pencil, scratch paper, calculator).
Book your next event or meeting at the library! Complete our facility rental form to inquire about availability and pricing. Rates start at $40 per hour and non-profit pricing is available for organizations with a charitable registration number.
Get a library card
- Library cards are free for all BC residents.
- If you are visiting from outside of BC, you can purchase a membership for $10 for the length of your stay.
- To register you will need a piece of photo ID and something that shows your current address.
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2019 Library Closures:
- New Year's Day – Tuesday, January 1
- Family Day – Monday, February 18
- Friday, March 1 - closing at 3 p.m. for staff training
- Good Friday – Friday, April 19
- Easter Monday – Monday, April 22
- Victoria Day – Monday, May 20
- Friday, June 7 - closing at 4 p.m. for Whistler Multicultural Festival
- Canada Day – Monday, July 1
- B.C. Day – Monday, August 5
- Labour Day – Monday, September 2
- Thanksgiving – Monday, October 14
- Remembrance Day – Monday, November 11
- Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24) - early closure at 3 p.m.
- Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
- Boxing Day – Thursday, December 26
- New Year's Eve (Tuesday, December 31) - early closure at 3 p.m.
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Thanks for a great summer! Summer 2020 program details will be announced in the spring.
BC Summer Reading Club
The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children, ages 5-14, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer. Each year, libraries across the province deliver programming and activities inspired by a theme -- this year it is "Imagine the Possibilities!" Children can also pick up a BC Summer Reading Club Reading Record at their library to help them track their reading throughout the summer, and collect stickers and a medal for their reading achievements!
The BC SRC is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association and public libraries throughout British Columbia, with generous support from the Province of British Columbia, through Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education and CUPE BC. Additional support is received from Public Library InterLINK and BC Libraries Co-op.
Local resources for parents
- Whistler Community Services Society: WCSS provide programs and services that support social sustainability in Whistler. Their many services include the food bank, parenting classes, outreach support, and counselling assistance.
- School District 48: Information about public schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
- Parks and Recreation: Information about year-round programs for kids, after-school care, and summer camps.
- Vancouver Coastal Health: Providing services and resources locally including:
- Infant Development Program
- Nutrition & health
- Speech and language
- Occupational therapist
- Pregnancy and early childhood
- Mental health
- My Canada
An online learning tool aimed at ESL and literacy students to learn about Canada's language and culture. Limited to 3 users at one time.
- Road to IELTS (General)
Helps newcomers and students prepare for the International English Language Testing System exam - and can be used by learners who just want to improve their English. Limited to 3 users at one time. Currently not compatible with Internet Explorer.
Whistler Welcome Centre
- The Whistler Welcome Centre provides information, learning, and connections for immigrants and newcomers living and working in Whistler.
Hours, location & contact
- Weekly drop-in times include Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library.
- Contact the Whistler Welcome Centre at 604-698-5960 or email@example.com.
- Accessing government and local services
- Understanding documents and application forms
- Canadian immigration and citizenship processes
- Health and healthcare information
- Social benefits – like Employment Insurance and Child Tax Benefit
- Employment information
- Banking, Finances and the Tax System in Canada
- Local community services and family programs
- Information sessions and speaker series
- ESL practice groups and one-to-one tutoring
- Workplace, skills, preparation and training
- Support for reading, writing, math and communication skills
- Immigrant Peer Educator program
- Drop in Multicultural Meet Up every week
- Culturing sharing events and activities
- Multicultural Community Kitchens
- Parenting in Another Culture
- Whistler Multicultural Festival
- Volunteer opportunities and partnerships
- Municipal parking is available underneath the library and at street level.
- For rates and details please visit www.whistler.ca/services/transportation/parking.
- Our full service Computer Lab offers 12 stations with free access to the internet and Microsoft Office 2010 suite.
- Printing is coin operated at a cost of $0.25 per page for black & white and $0.75 per page for colour.
- Send print jobs from your own computer using our Mobile Printing service.
- You can also print from your mobile device by forwarding emails and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please plan to release your mobile print jobs at the Mobile Print Release Station located by the front desk / community room in the library within two hours of sending it.
- Photocopies can be made at the Mobile Print Release Station located by the front desk / community room.
- The cost is $0.25 per page for black & white and $0.75 per page for colour.
- The machine at the Mobile Print Release Station can be used to scan. Scanning is free.
Is there radon in your home?
Researchers at Simon Fraser University are conducting a study of radon levels on the North Shore and Sunshine Coast. Borrow a radon detection kit to test your home's radon levels and participate in the study! Place your hold today.
The Radon Detection Library lending program is made possible through support from Health Canada, the BC Lung Association, Simon Fraser University, and a generous donation from Airthings. For a full list of libraries participating in this program, please click here.
Each kit (4 week loan) includes:
- 1 radon detector
- 1 instruction sheet
- 3 informational brochures:
Before you return your kit:
- We encourage you to enter your data into the anonymous online survey. The link is also included in your radon kit. If you would like follow-up, you can enter your email address.
- Re-set the radon detector (see FAQ below) to remove your data and protect your privacy!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas; it is an air hazard in homes and workplaces, as long-term exposure is clearly linked to lung cancer. Radon gas comes from naturally occurring uranium in soils and rocks and some regions in Canada have more uranium than others. Radon levels in homes can be elevated but it is impossible to tell unless you test as the gas is odorless, tasteless and colorless. There are a range of devices that can be used to determine radon levels in homes and testing is recommended in basements or rooms that have ground level contact as the gas enters homes through cracks or holes in foundations and can accumulate in these areas.
- What radon detector model is the Library lending?
The Library is lending Corentium Home model radon detectors made by Airthings, a Norway-based tech company. They are about the size of a cellphone, and have a digital display which allows you to start seeing readings in about 24 hours, although the device needs at least 7 days to provide an accurate reading.
- What kinds of homes can be tested? What if I live in an apartment building or a basement suite?
Radon detectors are usually recommended for people who live in ground-level contact homes, including single-family dwellings, duplexes, townhouses, and basement suites; however, you can use a radon detector in any home, including apartment buildings, as radon can sometimes be found in non-ground level homes due to poor ventilation.
- Where do I put my radon kit?
Radon detectors should be placed in rooms at the lowest level of the home where you and your family spend lots of time. Don't put it near a window, door, or air vent, and keep it out of direct sunlight and water vapour, as these can all impact the readings.
- How do I start the radon detector?
Press the reset button on the back of the device. It will then clear any remaining data, and begin a 24-hour countdown for a reading. You will start to see numbers displayed after 24 hours.
- How long do I need to measure my radon levels for?
Testing for at least 7 days is recommended, but it's best to monitor for one month to gather the most accurate data from this device. The intent of providing radon detectors for loan is to give you an idea of the radon levels in your home, so that after this preliminary screening you can decide whether you want to continue monitoring your home with one of the low-cost kits that are available from BC Lung or other local providers.
- What is the Health Canada guideline for radon levels?
The Government of Canada recommends changes to your home if your average radon level result is above 200 Bq/m3.
- How do I interpret the results from my device?
The reading on your device is a "snapshot" of the radon levels in your home. The numbers on the display are readings of radioactivity in the air, measured in Bequerels per meters cubed (Bq/m3). The Long Term Average displayed is calculated over the full time the device has been in use since it was last reset. The Short Term Average is the average per day, up to a week. The average is used because the levels can vary substantially over the day.
- If your daily average result exceeds 100Bq/m3, you may wish to consider purchasing your own radon detector and conducting long-term testing in your home.
- If your daily average result exceeds 200Bq/m3, it is recommended that you reduce your exposure. There are steps you can take right away to lower radon levels and there are certified professionals you can contact that will help to reduce the amount of radon entering your home; contact email@example.com if your radon levels are above 200Bq/m3.
- If you have questions or want to discuss your results, contact Simon Fraser University researchers at firstname.lastname@example.org
- How do I reset my radon detector?
The radon detector can be reset by pressing "Reset" indent on the back of the device with the point of a pen.
Red Cedar Award
Each year, students at our local schools participate in choosing and voting for their favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or non-fiction books) in which they are voting.
Can't find it?
Fill in our Request an item form and we will track down a copy for you. Use this form for both purchase suggestions and interlibrary loan requests and we will determine the best way to obtain the item for you.
Teen health and wellness is a website that looks at real life and real answers. From body basics, diversity, drugs and alcohol to friendship and dating, family life, nutrition, fitness and appearance, and more.
Teen Book and Writing Club: In this monthly book club, we either read a book as a group, or make our own choice based on a selected theme. Come join us while we discuss the books we're enjoying, get into some creative writing, and have snacks.
Alphabet Soup: Alphabet Soup is a monthly drop-in program for LGBTQ+ individuals along with their friends, family, and allies. This program provides a space to make friendships and build community while sharing resources, ideas, successes, and challenges. It is presented in partnership with the Whistler Youth Centre and Whistler Community Services Society.
Teen research and homework
We can help you find the resources you need, whether you need information to satisfy your personal curiosity or to fulfill school assignments. We can also help you navigate the internet or find your way through our topic selections listed below. In addition, we also have lots of helpful books (bet you knew that!) and a selection of local high school textbooks that you can use in the library or take home.
You can come and talk to us in person or email us to book a one-on-one research session at email@example.com.
- Biography.com: An attractive database of over 25,000 biographies on historical and contemporary figures from all over the world.
- Dictionary Of Canadian Biography Online: An authoritative source of information about people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Scope is limited to those who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
- Canadiana: A coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada's documentary heritage.
- Canadian History and Heritage: Get a better understanding and appreciation of the events and experiences that reflect and define Canada’s history and identity.
- BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well. Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: a free bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate, and continually updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana.
- About Canada: If it's about Canada, you'll find it here.
- BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well. Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: A comprehensive source for all things Canadian.
- Culture Online: Made in Canada: An attractive portal that provides a vast array of links to Canadian cultural content.
- Canadian Great War Project: This site provides information pertaining to Canada's participation in World War I. Included are numerous articles, war diaries, images, timetables and maps.
- BrainyQuote: Search for quotes by theme, author, or nationality.
- easybib: A free automatic bibliography composer.
- Diary Project: This site provides is a way for young people around the world to share their personal thoughts, feelings, and dreams with one another near and far.
- List of Latin Phrases (Wikipedia): Provides English translations for common Latin phrases.
- UBC's Plagiarism Resource Centre: The ABC's of plagiarism in the real world.
- Ask Dr. Math: Dr. Math answers math related questions
- Figure This! Math challenges for families: Work as a group to solve spatial and math problems. Great for the 'non-mathematician".
- Harvey Mudd College math tutorials: These tutorials include pre-calculus and calculus, and highlight common mistakes.
- The Mint: Learn about money: earning it, saving it, spending it, investing it, tracking it and safeguarding it.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Bill Nye, the guy who made science cool, applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web.
- Galileo: Journey to Jupiter: This site describes the journey of space probe Galileo, which explored the planet Jupiter.
- A Guided Tour of the Visible Human: The Visible Human Project consists of some 9,000 digitized sections of the body.
- The Messier Catalog: Images of the brightest and most beautiful diffuse objects in the sky, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
- A Science Fair Project Resource Guide: An excellent resource from Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their projects.
- CBCnews.ca: Canada's authoritative source for news of current events.
- United Nations Cyberschoolbus: View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children.
- Your Guide to the Religions of the World: This BBC site offers an introduction to Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
- Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
- Theban Mapping Project: An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.
- World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.
Are you a teen who loves to read? You can now earn volunteer hours just by reading and reviewing books through our Teen Reviews Project!
TumbleBooks is a great resource for kids and is available online without a library card. Check out the wide variety of options below. Happy tumbling!
Picture books: Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books and adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.
Read-a-longs: Narrated chapter books with highlighted text so kids can follow along. The books are flexible enough for confident readers to read on their own too.
eBooks: Full-length Early Juvenile and Juvenile Fiction chapter books for kids from grades 2 to 6. Ideal for independent reading, whether for school or for pleasure.
Graphic novels: A fantastic way to help encourage readers of all abilities and preferences to read in an exciting and accessible way.
Non-fiction: This section features both animated story books and longer length eBooks in reading levels from kindergarten to grade 6. There's a large selection of genres from which to choose: history, science, ecology, geography, historical science, biological geography, and more.
Math Stories: This is a great way to introduce new concepts to children! From simple patterns and numbers, to fundamentals of geometry and pi, or from the basics of coins and money, to budgets and economics.
Language learning: Features story books in Spanish and French, and is ideal for both English language learns and second language students. In addition, many of the Language Learning books have English counterparts.
National Geographic videos: There are a wide variety of subjects on video from wildlife profiles to Exoplanet exploration.
Puzzles and games: Provides entertaining and educational activities based on your kids' favourite TumbleBooks. There are puzzles, memory games, crosswords, match-the-sentence games, and more!
Playlist: You can make your own playlist or use one of the pre-made playlists. This feature allows you to build a play list of TumbleBooks which you can play one after another - perfect for storytime.