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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digital Books

Here are some sources for digital books:

Overdrive is a service offered by your public library.  You need a library card (any library that participates will do, as a RSU staff member you can get a free Rockland library card) and an Adobe account.  Overdrive provides access to eBooks as well as digital audio books.  There is a free overdrive app available from the apple app store and you can download it from  Books are downloaded to your device (iPhone, iPad, androids, windows devices...). They will disappear after two weeks time.  You can create wish lists and place books on hold. Available titles include fiction and nonfiction for adults and children.  Use caution if using with students. Books can only be read by one person at a time.

Gutenberg LINK
The Gutenberg library is free.  It is mostly older books that are no longer copyright protected.  There are some worthy kids titles to consider including books by Beatrix Potter, Edith Nesbitt, Louisa May Alcott, J.M. Barrie, Frank L. Baum, Thornton Burgess, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, Washington Irving, Rudyard Kipling, Hugh Lofting, LM Montgomery, Johanna Spyri, and Robert Lois Stevenson. You can read these books online from your browser. You can also download a Gutenberg Project app from the app store. Multiple readers can read titles from the Gutenberg library at the same time so this would be a great place to look for books for reading groups.

About eBooks LINK