HWPL will be closed Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, April 19.

Important Phone Numbers



TEXT Updates: COVID19NC to 888777

Crisis Helpline: 516- 227-TALK (8255)

ebooks and Audiobooks

Nassau Digital Doorway (Overdrive & Libby) - The best source for free ebooks, including the latest best sellers!

Even when the library is closed, Nassau Digital Doorway is open!

Visit nassau.overdrive.com to load your devices up with ebooks and audiobooks!

Install Libby from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the best possible experience.

Other Library ebook resources:

BookFlixThis online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction from trusted Scholastic imprints.

FreedomFlixPublished by Scholastic, Inc., this online resource combines eBooks with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text.

ScienceFlixWelcome to ScienceFlix, Scholastic's new online curriculum supplement that combines standards-driven leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly engaging iPad/tablet-ready product.

Sesame Street eBooksYou can make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. You'll get access to more than one hundred eBooks to read online. New eBooks will be added to your bookshelf periodically throughout the year so you'll always have something new to look forward to.

TeenBookCloudTeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!

Tumblebook LibraryAn online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

TumbleBookCloud JuniorTumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.

World Book BOLT eBooksBOLT is a collection of eBooks for reluctant readers featuring appealing topics and carefully prepared text, infographics and attention-commanding photos designed to draw in young readers with accessible leveled text that will help even the most challenged readers understand the material and enjoy reading.

AudioBookCloud - all ages audiobook database

RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!


Book Recommendations / Reader's Advisory

Novelist - NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, such as readers guides, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

Novelist K-8 - NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction that supports elementary and middle school curriculums.

Streaming Video

Through RBDigital, HWPL provides access to numerous streaming video services!

Install the RBDigital App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the best possible experience.

AcornTV - British TV and Films: World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond

Qello - Streaming concerts & music documentaries: The world's largest collection of concert films and music documentaries

IndieFlix - Movies and Classic TV: Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles

The Great Courses - Award-winning Lectures: Unlimited access to engaging professors covering a wide variety of topics

Pongalo - Spanish Language Entertainment: Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices

Digital Magazines

Through RBDigital, HWPL provides access to numerous thousands of digital magazines!

Install the RBDigital App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the best possible experience.

Newest issues are added daily, and include The New Yorker, US Weekly, Newsweek, OK!, Star, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Food Network Magazine, O, HGTV, inTouch, Kiplinger's, The Week, Reader's Digest, Wired, Family Handyman, Men's Health, Women's Health, MacWorld, American Girl, The Atlantic, Brides, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Popular Mechanics, House Beautiful, Bon Appetit, and many, many more!

Online Classes

HWPL provide access to numerous online classes and learning opportunities.

CreativebugCreativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers and has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Learn It LivePersonal Development: Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality wellness

Gale CoursesGale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Tutor.comTutor.com is a highly-rated online learning service that provides one-to-one tutoring, test preparation and online resources for learners of all ages.

Method Test PrepOnline ACT and SAT Test Prep: Comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores

Other Online Resources

As schools, museums, and libraries are closed to the public, many institutions are making various resources available:

Academic / Educational Resources:

Free SAT & ACT Online Classes

Skype A Scientist - Live video conferences with scientists all over the world

The Bug ChicksThe Bug Chicks are now offering videos of their award winning programs

World Book Educational Resources

NYSCI @ Home - New York Hall of Science at home activities

Children's Museum of Manhattan CMOM at HomeDaily educational activities

Experience Intrepid Anywhere - Activities from the Intrepid Museum in NYC

Time For Kids - Free access for the school year

ABDO ZoomOnline research for beginning readers

Tumblemath - K-6 math ebook database

Stuck at home? Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators

Disney's Imagineering in a Box CoursePresented on Kahn Academy, ‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.

Miss Humblebee's Academy - An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!  (password: open)

Printable Relief Packs - FREE Coronavirus Relief Packs are now available for Preschool through 5th Grade. Each download includes worksheets, activities, songs, and videos for all subjects

Science Mom and Math Dad Daily Lessons - Join us on Monday, March 16th, for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine.

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

Movement for Kids - Two apps are currently free GoNoodle and Sworkitkids  (Sworkit is straight fitness, and GoNoodle mixes more "fun")

Scholastic Learn at Home - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

Free Educational Websites (long list)

Reading, Literacy, and Storytime Resources:

Compiled List of Publisher Resources - A list of resources from various children's book publishers

Disney Books - Starting this week, friends from the Disney family are sharing some of their favorite stories

Dav Pilkey - Fun Activities Include Drawing Demonstrations, Read-a-Louds Online

Time to Come In, BearA Children's Story About Social Distancing

Grover reads The Monster at the End of this Book

Play Hooray on Facebook

Free Books on Apple Books

Audible Stories Free for students and children

#SaveWithStoriesCelebrities reading stories for charity (Jennifer Garner)

ABDO Free Digital Bookshelf

Operation ASL StorytimeStorytime in American Sign Language

Penguin Kids Daily Storytime

Pete The Cat Virtual Storytime

Dan Gutman Readalouds

#OperationStoryTimeYour favorite authors host online storytime!  (Jan Brett, Sophie Blackall, Ame Dyckman, Shawn Harris and more!)

Storyline OnlinePopular books read by popular actors.  (Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA)

Author Lauren Tarshis reads I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, chapters 1 & 2 

Author Jen CalonitaJen Calonita will be posting video workshops on her Facebook page.  Her first workshop—writing fractured fairy tales—is live!

Author & Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka - "Draw Every Day with JJK" Check out Jarrett Krosoczka's free webcasts every weekday at 2pm ET.

Other Online Resources

LiveNation Live From Home Concert SeriesMiley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, and more!

20 Easy Indoor Activities To Do With a Toddler

Axios - Free content gives relief to parents juggling kids and work at home

Carnegie Hall - Watch & Listen

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

Grand Ole Opry - Livestreaming Performances & Virtual Concerts

While Disney World & Disneyland Are Closed, Take Your Kids On Virtual Rides

Color Our Collections -Free coloring pages from museums and art galleries around the world.

Laurie Berkner BandMusic for kids, new songs posted daily at 7 am, 10 am, 3 pm, 7 pm.

Your mega round-up of free music, museums, and art to check out virtually amid coronavirus outbreaks

Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’ - In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide.  (https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams/)

Virtual Field TripsTake a tour of San Diego Zoo, a farm, The Louvre, National Parks, Mars, and more!

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Library Card Access

Don't miss out on all the amazing services HWPL has to offer—even when our physical building is closed!
Do you already have a valid HWPL card?
Great-- you're already set to access all of our online services. See above for ebooks, streaming video, magazines, research and more!
Do you have an expired HWPL card (or lost your card number)?
Send us a message with your card number or your name and street address and we can get you up and running again, easy as 1-2-3!
No library card?
No problem! Apply for digital access today at nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application