Whether it's reading the books on your shelves or downloading an ebook or audiobook, stories are going to make this time a whole lot easier. Many authors are reading their books aloud and sharing their recordings online. Plus, we've created some great guides to connect you to the latest and greatest in readers' advisory. Get started here.
Reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration by pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.
A collection of videos and chapter books designed for kids in grades 2-6. It includes: eBooks (including many Canadian titles), read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function that highlights text as it is read - a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students.
In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, take a deep breath...
This book club is online using Zoom. A link to the meeting will be sent after registering. Read and discuss diverse books from authors who write about life experiences similar to their own. Each month brings a new perspective on topics such as genders, abilities, cultures and more. Register for each month's title separately. Space is limited.
Library eBooks & eAudiobooks
The library offers many services to connect you with ebooks and audiobooks. Visit the Digital Library for help with getting connected to these resources.
Cantook Station est un service de prêt numérique. Vous retrouverez des livres numériques et des livres audio pour enfants, ados et adultes. À la page d'acceuil, veuillez inscrire votre numéro de carte de bibliothèque dans la casse marquée "Identifiant" et votre NIP dans la casse marquée "Mot de passe." / Cantook Station offers French ebooks and audiobooks, with titles in all categories and for all age groups. Once on the site, please enter your library card number in the box marked "Username" and your PIN in the box marked "Password."
TeenBookCloud is an online collection for middle and high school teens and adults of all reading levels. It includes enhanced novels, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks. Enhanced ebooks combine professional narration with line-by-line highlighting to support ESL, emerging, and reluctant readers. Quizzes and lesson plans are available for educators, making it easy to integrate into curriculum. It also includes categories, such as AP English, Hi/Lo books, English classics, and Shakespeare.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is providing kids with access to a collection of streaming stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
PressReader provides access to thousands of current newspapers and magazines from dozens of countries and in dozens of languages. Read the full text or original print view of popular titles like The Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Herald, National Post, Edmonton Journal, and many more.