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Click play below for a short intro on these great services or click “View Tutorial” under the box for more in-depth information!
*NEW* Open eBooks gives you another way to checkout free ebooks! If you attend a New Haven Public School, come in to your local New Haven Free Public Library branch and get an access code for Open eBooks. You can use the Open eBooks app on any Apple iOS mobile device or Android device to choose from thousands of popular and award-winning books for kids in all grades. You’ll be able to check out 10 books at a time. Click here to find out more information about the Open eBooks program and come into your library to start using it!
*NEW* Novelist K-8 Plus will lead you to great books to read! It recommends books in our catalog and read-alikes.
Tumblebooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction,non-fiction and foreign language titles. Includes Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographic), TumbleTV (pre-set playlists of a sequence of books) and Tumble Puzzles & Games.Click here for a tutorial!
BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning for children, pre k – grade 3. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Features 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs and 20 Spanish pairs. Click here to access from home.
TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life. It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical videos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games. Click here to access from home.
With Overdrive, you can choose from our ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks! Access from your PC/laptop or mobile device. Just download the app from your iTunes or Google Play marketplace. Click here to learn how to use OverDrive.
Freading is one more way to enjoy e-books from the New Haven Free Public Library. With Freading, you’ll find thousands of ebooks and you can explore them all without ever waiting for a hold or worrying about late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on your mobile device! Just look for the app in your iTunes or Google Play marketplace. Click here to learn about Freading!
International Children’s Digital Library–This website has picture and chapter books in many different languages that can be read online. Good for kids in elementary and middle school.
Provided statewide, RBdigital’s downloadable audiobook and ebook collection features nearly 1,400 titles and just recently added ebooks to their collections. These titles can be checked out after creating a new RBdigital account. Click here for an rbDigital tutorial.
Here are some lists of great books organized by category.