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E-Books and Audiobooks



Downloadable Fiction and Non-Fiction:

We now offer digital books through Freading. Those are e-books that you can transfer to your e-book reader, or download directly onto your phone or pad. If this is your first time, please read the directions first.



Online Books:

These are books that you play on an Internet connected device. You do not download them, there is no checkout period. Play whatever you want as often as you want.

  1. Tumblebooks For children, or adults who still like to have fun. Picture books with narration, many in Spanish or French, some with a bit of animation. You will see a box in the upper right where you can choose your language. Games, puzzles, quizes. Do not miss John Lithgow's I Got Two Dogs.

  2. StarWalk KidsMedia Fiction and non-fiction from favorite children's book authors.

  3. Tumblebookcloud For older children, ESOL students, and lovers of classics. Some are text only, others audio only, and a third group mixes both together.

  4. Infobase Collection Over 3,000 basic information books for students from middle school through high school.

  5. Audiobookcloud (mostly for adults) Straight streaming audio in a fantastic collection. Many of the books are Blackstone or Naxos, and feature superb readers.

Reference Books:

And we have many other e-books scattered about in various collections, mostly reference, some for adults and some for children. Reference books can be great fun, and you don't have to sit in a library to read these.

Several hundred E-Reference volumes from Gale, Scribner, Macmillan and other publishers are collected together. Each article, or chapter, can be downloaded as either text or mp3 and you can download many articles in a single session. Our online DK Eyewitness collection is also here.

Oxford Reference, about 150 classic reference sources. Look on the left for "login with your library card"

National Geographic books for kids? Over here.

Other reference books can be found at the eLibrary site.

Poke around and explore.


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