Libraries are known for their books, and we have thousands of them to share for both children and adults.
We’ve added another component to stories for children. TumbleBooks joins Dial a Story as a supplement to books in print.
TumbleBooks is an online book service. Children can watch talking picture books, and older children can read the printed word while listening to the audio story. Log onto TumbleBooks through the library webpage.
Dial a story is a story available on the telephone. Stories are for young children and are changed weekly. 1-888-4ATALE1 (1-888-428-2531)
Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to help children to discover the joy of reading.
It is never to early–or too late–to start. All children, from youngest to oldest, can benefit from listening to a story read aloud.
Reading aloud encourages children to read of their own, and to become better listeners and students. It helps to build vocabulary and language skills.
When you read aloud together, children learn that reading is important, and they learn that reading is fun.
> Just in time for Children’s Book Week, we are trying out a new subscription to online books for children. Take a look at TumbleBooks and TumbleReadables. The link is also available through our webpage.
These are full text books online, for all age groups. Books for the youngest children have some animation with them. Books for older children are text only.
You can access these books from your home computer or from a library computer.