Exciting changes at the Charles City Public Library

Charles City Public Library is happy to announce the addition of two new databases and new children’s kits. World Book Online and Hoopla are now available for library patrons to use free of charge. These two new databases feature a variety of materials that can be accessed through the individual apps or through the library catalog. www.charles-city.lib.us/catalog.  Six new STEM themed kits and 3 new magnatile kits have also been added to the collection. They are available for two-week checkouts.

World Book Online

We are v1_worldbook.jpgery excited to announce that World Book Online has been added to our library collection. World Book Online is a reference resource designed specifically for students from the publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia. The suite of resources includes World Book Early Learning for Pre-school and early primary school; World Book Kids for grades K-5; World Book Student for grades 5th-9th grade; and World Book Advanced for high school and college. To access World Book Online, visit the library’s catalog and enter your library card number and phone number.


Hoopla is a new content subscription database that the Charles City Public Library Foundation has provided for the patrons of Charles City Public Library. Hoopla is easy to use and provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. These resources are available for download through the Hoopla app. Similar to the library’s ebook library BRIDGES, materials are downloaded or streamed and automatically deleted after the due date. Watch or read on a computer, tablet, or other electronic device. Download the app and use your email and library card number to set up your account. Patrons are limited to 10 checkouts per month.

Children’s Kits

The library added “What’s that Sound”, “Crash, Boom, Bang”, and “Barnyard Fun” for children under 4 years old and “Backyard Discovery”, “Lifecycle of a Frog”, and “My Pizza Shop” for children between 4 and 8 years old. The backpacks are brimming with high-quality early learning materials, books, and activities with activity guides that make learning fun! All materials are developmentally appropriate for young children and teach valuable concepts children need to know for school success. The magnatile kits include magnetic tiles to be used in free build or patterned build play and a related book. Kit themes include Green Eggs and Ham, Space, and Mixed It Up Colors.

The library is excited to add these new items to our collection. Stop in and check them out today! For questions/comments contact Annette Dean at ccdirector34@gmail.com.