It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! Bringing the Library to Your House

Next week is Spring Break but the weather forecast is filled with rain and gloom. Sometimes getting out into the rain is just to much when you have a houseful of little ones. We’ve got you covered! There are plenty offerings from the library that you can use in the comfort of your home to help keep those kiddo’s and yourself occupied.


You can put our physical books, dvd’s, video games, audiobooks, and our Grow-a-Reader packs on hold using our website. Log in using your library card number and PIN, pick out anything that strikes your fancy and then place it on hold. Our librarian’s will pull them from the shelf and let you know when they are ready to be picked up. You can even use our drive-thru!

Libby aka Sunflower eLibrary

Our digital collection is pretty spectacular, if I do say so myself. You can find books, audiobooks, and even videos! Download them to your device and you are ready to enjoy. These couldn’t be easier to use, and they will simply disappear when they are due! Go to your App store and download the Libby app to get your started today.


Hoopla is another app that you have free access to using your library card. Hoopla can be connected to any device and even your smart television! You can find movies, music, television shows, ebooks, and audiobooks. There are ten checkouts per card per month. This app can also be found in your app store. You have the option of downloading these to your device or streaming. Whatever works best for you!

RB Digital

I’m old enough to remember the thrill of opening the mailbox to find my magazine subscription had arrived. Now I use my library card to access all the magazines I can handle on my device! Dive in and take a look around. There are so many fun options for kids too. Who doesn’t love a good copy of Highlights? There are audiobooks here as well. All ready to keep you occupied on a rainy day.

Online Resources

Wanting to learn a new language? A new craft? Repair your car? Hiding in the Online Resources link above is an absolute TON of information ready to help you learn something new. Explore today!


Tumblebooks are slightly animated picture books read aloud to your child through your device of choice. They are a wonderful option when some screen time is needed. Children can choose from picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, and more.

The Derby Public Library is ready to help keep you and your kiddo’s occupied and happy during a rainy day. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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