Friday, December 9, 2011

Tumblin' Around

One of the most used databases the library has is called "TumbleBookLibrary".  With TumbleBookLibrary you can enjoy animated, talking picture books.  There is animation, sound, music and narration in all your favourite picture books - including Robert Munsch!  There is even a collection of TumbleBooks in French, Spanish, and a few other languages.  And as of this month, some can even be played to an iPad!

But wait... there is more...

There are "TumbleReadables".  These are books that are read aloud, but kids can also read the text on the screen. You can adjust the text size, and text is highlighted as it is read.  Great for reluctant readers and ESL learners!  There are even graphic novels!

Lastly we have "AudioBook Cloud".  With AudioBook Cloud, you get streaming audiobooks. That means you listen to the book on you computer.  You don't need to check the books out, place holds, or download any extra software.  There are lots of classics, non-fiction, fiction for adults, teens and kids.  

With all three sources, you simply need to click on the links from our website to access - wherever you have access to the Internet!

Thank you to Southern Ontario Library Service, Ontario Library Service North, and the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for their support in making these great sources available. 

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