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Axis360 - Digital new & Notable collection

Explore our digital New & Notable collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks. No holds or renewals are permitted ensuring that something good is always available.

Bookflix logo

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

Consumer Reports

This link takes you to all available Consumer Reports issues, listed chronologically.

Creativebug logo

Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Visit the site through the Library's link and access the entire collection for free.

Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Foundation Directory Online

Find grant money for your organization or research project. Search for foundations and other granting agencies in your field.

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library, offering download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non-fiction ebooks. Humanities titles in this collection were purchased by the Ewing Kauffman Book Fund.

Hoopla is a service that partners with your library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, digital audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comic books for free. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls.

Gain instant access to hundreds of movies on your computer or mobile device. Kanopy has a strong collection of independent, international, documentary, and early films from providers like Criterion, PBS and Kino Lorber.

LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading.

Lynda.com logo

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

New York Times logo

You can enjoy FREE access to NYTimes.com courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library.

Niche Academy logo

Niche Academy provides ready-to-use tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. These video and text tutorials are maintained and kept current by Niche Academy's staff.

Novelist Plus

Looking for your next read? Find it on NoveList Plus! Discover read-alike titles or authors, check out book lists and recommendations from librarians, publishers, and booksellers, or try the Appeal Mixer to choose specific terms for your book recommendation.

Browse, checkout, download and stream more than 25,000 eBooks, 10,000 audio books, and 500 children's videos using your library card.

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OverDrive for Kids

Explore digital movies and books for Kids from the OverDrive collection, in a specially branded website.

Welcome to the Teen eReading Room! Browse this selection of eBooks and digital Audiobooks selected with our young adult readers in mind.

PressReader

PressReader offers unlimited access to over 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world, in 60+ languages. Titles include the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Readers Digest and Popular Science.

Press Reader also offers a mobile app on a variety of platforms.

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