Downloadable E-books and E-audio
There are many options for downloading free books from the library. Most children will need adult help to download, and the adults may even get confused! If you have trouble using these services, please contact the children’s room staff at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.
Tumblebooks. Read to Me’s. An online animated collection of of animated, talking picture books, chapter books, games, and more.
Overdrive. Target Audience: Preschool to Teenagers. Overdrive can be used to download both eBooks and Audiobooks for all devices. If you have a smartphone or an advanced tablet–like device like an iPad or a Kindle Fire you can install an app which enables you to download directly to your device. Log in with your library card number and pin number to see our full collection. Your pin number is the last four digits of your phone number, unless you’ve changed it.
Freading. Preschool to Adult. If you are looking for downloadable picture books, the popular Classic Starts series, the Big Nate series and a whole lot more, this is your source! This site uses a token system. Each person is given ten tokens a week. Books cost one, two or four tokens, depending on the value of the book assigned by the publisher. For example, each book in the popular Big Nate series costs four tokens. Freading users must install Adobe Digital Editions software before downloading books.
Discovery Education: B.J. Pinchback’s Homework Helper for Arts and Music. Grades 3 and up. Gives links to cool websites about arts and music.
Perfect Pitch. Grades 2 and up. Using a baseball theme, Perfect Pitch is a wonderfully interactive site where you can choose instruments to make up an orchestra.
Find a Good Book Websites
Library Booklists. Grades K-12. A collection of booklists by subject and genre from many public libraries.
Guys Read. Grades 1 and up. Founded by author Jon Scieszka, this website focuses on book suggestions of high interest to boys.