Digital Resources at EP Public Library

District 401's curriculum resources aren't the only digital learning materials available for free to our students. The Elmwood Park Public Library (EPPL) provides 24-hour access to an extensive array of digital resources.

This digital library includes downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and even streaming video. Students can read, listen and watch at home or on the go using a tablet, smartphone or computer.

All of the EPPL's digital resources are listed at this link:

eBooks & More 

Summer Reading Program

This year, EPPL's Summer Reading Program is coming to you!

For the first time ever, you will be able to log your summer reading through a fun new online service called Beanstack, accessible through EPPL's website and an easy-to-use app.  

To preregister for the online program, visit the EPPL website by June 1. The program itself will run from June 1 to July 31.

All ages are invited to read and earn prizes all summer long. The library has summer reading programs for all ages ranging from babies to adults:

Read to Me (Babies-Kindergarten)
Kids (Grades 1-6)
Teens (Grades 7-12)
Adults (Ages 18 & up)

Do you prefer to do summer reading the old fashioned way? Sign up by phone at 708-453-7645 or by email at The EPPL staff will take down your information and let you know the first goal for your age group. Inform the library as you achieve your goals, and the staff will update your progress and enter you for prizes!

Access to EPPL Digital Collections

Don't currently have a library card and want to access the EPPL's digital resources? Click the following link:

Online Registration Form | Temporary Digital Library Card 

The temporary card will enable students to use EPPL's digital collections, but it will not allow them to check out physical books when the library reopens to the public. (The library building is closed through May 31 under Gov. Pritzker's shelter-at-home order.)

In addition, for students who currently have fines of more than $100 on their regular library cards, the temporary card gives them digital access as well.

Please note that students under 13 will need a guardian to fill out the registration form.

List of Digital Collections

Digital resources at EPPL include the following:

► Overdrive (Libby) / Media on Demand — eBooks, audiobooks and video
► Axis 360 — eBooks and audiobooks
► Flipster — Digital magazines
► BiblioBoard Library of Illinois — eBooks, images, videos and more 

EPPL also has several temporary collections available during the current period of sheltering-at-home, including Tumblebooks Library, an online offering of eBooks and audiobooks for kids, teens and adults.

For complete information about the library's full range of resources, please visit the EPPL website.