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Beamafilm

Stream hundreds of documentaries, tv series and feature films from around the world.

Beamafilm is a movie streaming platform for documentaries, and independent features. Their premium collection of award winning movies and festival favourites will inspire and entertain you.

Stream unlimited content straight from your TV, computer or device.

Simply enter your Palmerston North City Library card number, and create a Beamafilm account by entering your name, email and a password.

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Beanstack

A resource to encourage and monitor reading.

Beanstack is a digital platform that monitors and encourages reading. It rewards reading with virtual badges and achievements. Features include...

  • Log reading books and minutes
  • Monitor streaks of reading (consecutive days)
  • Write book reviews
  • Receive book recommendations of books in our catalogue
  • Engage in challenges and activities

The whole family can share the same account, with each reader having their own profile.

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Britannica Library

This popular encyclopedia provides up-to-date and age appropriate information for patrons of all ages.

Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels.

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Kanopy

Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides Palmerston North City Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Create an account with Kanopy.

15 films (play credits) per calendar month.

Once you press play on a video, 1 film (play credit) is used.

You have 3 days (72 hours) to watch each film as many times as you like.

Stream from a computer, mobile device, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids.

Kanopy Kids has a wide selection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV Series, animated storybooks, live action and animated favourites for children of all ages.

You need a Kanopy account to access Kanopy Kids, and a parent or guardian must create the account.

Set up Parental Controls to ensure your kids stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

Enjoy unlimited plays in the specially curated collection for kids.

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LOTE Online for Kids NEW

An online database of picture books in World Languages.

LOTE Online for Kids is a database of more than 2000 digital picture books in 50+ world languages that allow kids to enjoy the magic of books in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). All stories come with English translations to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills. New digital books and languages are released each month.

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National Geographic Kids (Gale) NEW

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present. Provides authoritative, age appropriate digital content suitable for younger readers.

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus can help you find your next great read in your favourite genre. It includes adult, young adult, children's, easy fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks.

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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Story Box Library

Watch and listen to stories read aloud by Australian and New Zealand actors, sportspeople, comedians, musicians and more.

Story Box Library gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. Activity time ideas are available for every story in the collection. With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary school aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!

To login, enter your Palmerston North City Library card number and PIN.

Download the Story Box app from your app store. Click "Log in with Library Access" then enter your library card and PIN.

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Tumblebooks

Animated talking picture books for children. Fiction,non-fiction and foreign language titles, plus maths and read-alongs.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TumbleBooks also includes National Geographic videos and games.

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World Book Online

A reference tool for children through to tertiary level research.

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

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