Arts & Recreation


Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


A large selection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks. Check out up to five items at a time and read them on your computer, cell phone, tablet, or Kindle (some restrictions apply).


Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Up up 15 titles per month are available for free to DKPL cardholders.

Illinois State Parks and Recreation

Discover state parks throughout Illinois and learn more about state park recreational activities and programs.

Kishwaukee Valley Art League

KVAL is a nonprofit organization with over eighty members dedicated to encouraging the practice, promotion and appreciation of the arts in all media, and providing art education opportunities for all citizens of our community.

Poisson Rouge

This site is unlike anything you have ever experienced before… a site where kids can safely explore a world that is sometime bizarre, absolutely adorable, and always interesting and enriching.  From Queen Victoria declaring the famous, “I am not amused”, to adjustable Andy Warhol paintings, to learning basic vocabulary in multiple languages, this site is a nearly endless expanse of learning opportunity.  We are quite sure your little ones will love it!  

Other Resources

Guggenheim Museum’s Collection Online
Featuring over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 artworks. The selection reflects the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day. The Collection Online is continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions.

Library of Congress’s Digital Collections 
Over 100,000 photos, prints, drawings, and other digitized resources covering hundreds of topics.

Biblioboard offers a wide variety of eBooks, from the hard-to-find historical works to classics to independently published works. You can read Biblioboard books on any device, and you can check out titles from the comfort of your home or at the library. You do not need to create an account to use Biblioboard. Instead of choosing a library from the dropdown menu, click on “biblioboard open access,” “BiblioBoard Library of Illinois,” or “RAILS for Schools.”

National Museum of African American History and Culture Online Collections
Documents, photography, and media focusing on African Americans. Collection subjects American South, American West, civil rights, clothing and dress, communities, education, family, literature, military, music, photography, politics, religious groups, segregation, and slavery.

Smithsonian Institution’s Online Art & Design Collection
Explore a variety of the Smithsonian’s art and design collections. Featured installations rotate during the year. Examples include “Where Art Meets Math,” “Art of Ballet,” “Time for Tea”, and “Latino Art and Artists.”

Smithsonian Institution’s Online History & Culture Collection
Explore American history and world cultures through objects and storytelling. Featured installations rotate during the year. Examples include “Portraying American Workers,” “The Statue of Liberty: Symbol for a Nation,” “Dressed for the Image,” and “Kiss Me Darling: Conserving the Rituals of Dating and Dancing.”

SOVA: Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
Explore digital content from letters, manuscripts, diaries and journals, ledgers and stock books, photographs, scrapbooks, sketchbooks and drawings, technical drawings and blueprints, field notebooks, log books, rare printed materials, sound recordings, videos, and much more. Descriptions and detailed inventories of thousands of primary resource collections maintained by archival units across the Smithsonian.

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