> 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.
>James Patterson has long been known for his books for adults. He’s a prolific and popular author.
Now, James Patterson has a website ‘dedicated to making kids readers for life.” What started out as a project to encourage his child to read, is expanded now as a source for reading information for parents, teachers and librarians.
ReadKiddoRead provides information on good books grouped by ages. Books are suggested, a synopsis given, and other books with similar themes are listed. Also included are reading guides, tips to encourage reading, and a section aimed at getting boys to read.
>The American Optometric Association sponsors Save Your Vision Month in March of each year.
They have a posted an excellent info sheet on Healthy Vision at the Computer, filled with things to be aware of as you work on your computer.
Another help for your vision are large print books. All libraries and bookmobiles have a selection of large print books for those who need this type of print. And even if you don’t absolutely need large print, sometimes it is just nice to read in that format.
In the near future we will be purchasing additional large print materials thanks to a grant appropriated by the Florida State Legislature.