In-person services currently available at the Ventura County Libraries:
   - Walk Up Holds Pick Up (no appointment needed)
   - Indoor browsing and checkout of materials (appointment recommended)
   - Computer Labs (appointment recommended)

Due to mandatory limitations on the number of people allowed to use services at a time, we strongly recommend contacting your local library to make an appointment to use the browsing and computer services.  Walk ups will be accommodated as space allows.  

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Reading Resources for Kids

Check out resources for students of all ages.

NEW Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge!
Keep track of your reading on our new Beanstack site at   As this is a new site, registration is required.

Ventura County Library's primary source for downloadable audiobooks and ebooks for all ages. Set up your free account with your library card number.

Classic video storybooks for beginning readers with read-alouds, educational games, and activities. Sign in with your library card number.

VCL Chapter Book Read-Alouds on YouTube 
Listen to Ventura County Library staff read children's classics:  | The Little Prince | The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe |

For younger readers/listeners: | Picture Book Read-Alouds | Bilingual StorytimeStorytime in English |

Additional websites currently offering free digital audiobooks, eBooks, and read-alouds:

  • Audible Stories  Access to audiobooks in the following categories: Harry Potter, Littlest Listeners, Elementary, Tween, and Teen.
  • Open Library for Students  Digital books and resources curated for a K-12 audience. A free account is required. Open Library is run by the non-profit organization, Internet Archive.
  • Roald Dahl HQ  YouTube Channel featuring a James and the Giant Peach read-aloud and much more content related to this beloved children's author and his books.
  • TumbleBook Library K-6  Access to digital storybooks, read-alouds, ebooks, graphic novels, non-fiction, and more.