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Books, Literature, Language, and Arts

Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. For grades Pre-K through 3.

Boundless (formerly Axis 360) contains our largest collection of eAudiobooks and audiobooks for kids in grades K-8 (no teen or adult titles). You can check out up to 10 titles at a time and read or listen online or with the Boundless app for iOS, Android, and certain Amazon devices. is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content.

iVOX Books that Move brings favorite stories to life with three-dimensional characters and immersive scenes for kids to explore. Confident readers can practice their skills in a new and fun way while emerging readers will be helped along by the engaging narration. iVOX captivates children and parents by creating a truly educational and hands-on reading experience. 

You can access iVOX with your library card using a browser or download the app for your mobile device. You must be online to browse and download books, but once books are downloaded, you can enjoy them offline. iVox has a 12-book checkout limit and each checkout lasts for 3 weeks. You can return or delete books from your iVOX library at any time.

Kids can enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) or watch each LOTE book translated and narrated in English to help with their reading and literacy development. LOTE4Kids offers a collection of over 3,500 digital children's books in 65+ languages with English translations. You can access LOTE4Kids on your computer or install the app on the App Store or Google Play. Recommended for ages 3-8. 

Mango Languages provides basic and in-depth lessons for over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning styles. It also includes ELL instruction for nineteen languages. To track your progress, create a profile when you log in with your Northbrook Library card. Mango Languages also has an app available for Apple and ​Android devices.

Naxos Music Library is one of the most complete streaming services for classical, world, and jazz music. Naxos gives you access to over 144,400 CD-length recordings and 2,230,000 tracks, available for streaming and downloading. Log in with your library card number to experience their wide range of music at your computer or on your mobile device. The Naxos app (NML) is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play. To access the Naxos library on the app, use code: NorthbrookNMLp4CMM

Tutorials to help become more comfortable using eBooks apps, language learning tools, streaming movies, and research databases as well as social media tutorials for Facebook, Linked-In, Goodreads, Twitter, etc.

Information on authors, books, and series for fiction and non-fiction.

Find summaries and reading suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books.