Feb 23, 2023 Digital Resources for Readers
When it comes to digital resources for readers, we frequently sing the praises of Libby and Hoopla for your eBook and audiobook needs. But did you know we also have resources to help you find your next great read, enrich your classroom reading curriculum, or keep you in-the-know about new materials coming to the Library? We do! The Library provides many free resources to readers of all ages, accessible for free with your HMMPL library card! All of these resources can be found in the Services for Readers section of our Digital Library Branch.
Novelist is a digital toolbox for all ages to find your next great read! Browse resources by recommended reading lists, by mood, by age, by genre and more.
Teachingbooks is an engaging collection of resources that brings books to life and further connection to books and authors. Search the site by title, author or keywords or browse by grade, curricular area, genre or cultural experience. Resources are available for children and teens, as well as educators and adults. One of our favorite little bonus resources on Teachingbooks is the author and illustrator name pronunciation guide! The site also allows you to select your language of choice at the top of the page.
Wowbrary is a service that delivers information about the newest materials available at the Library. Users can conveniently browse and place items on hold directly from Wowbrary. We encourage patrons to sign up to receive the weekly Saturday morning Wowbrary email!
We also have reading resources geared specifically to a younger audience!
Scholastic’s BookFlix pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Explore categories or dive in to the day’s Featured Pairing. Additionally, BookFlix has the option to read and listen in Spanish by toggling a button to change languages.
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 are available in French, English and Spanish.
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