Virtual Book Club
For those who read Frankenstein with us, one of the book club members ran across this article that she wanted to share:
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Frankenstein discussion.
On July 17th, we will conclude our discussion of the book "Little" written by Edward Carey Our next book is “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” by Olga Tokarczuk, a Nobel-prize winning author from Poland. Here’s a link to our Zoom meeting on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
Where to Find Free Ebooks and Audio Books Online
- Audible is offering a collection of books in audio format for free. These are primarily children’s books. This is a great resource and may only be offered for a limited time.
- AudioBookCloud offers a variety of titles for students and adults all in audio book format. This collection is free through August 31, 2020.
- The Internet Archive is a large repository of books, audio, video, websites and software. Access is free once you create an account. There is much to discover here and multiple ways to access the information.
- Lit2Go is part of an educational resource clearinghouse based in Florida. This limited collection of ebooks and audio books includes many classics.
- Overdrive can be accessed via the Libby app or directly through their web site. You will need your library card and PIN to check out books.
- Project Gutenberg offers access to over 60,000 titles with a focus on books that are now out of copyright.
- RBDigital is a content provider that offers magazines, ebooks and audiobooks. To access the service, you need to create an account which will ask for your library card number. After that, you will login with the username and password you create.
- The Screen Actors Guild has a small number of videos of celebrities reading children’s books for the project Storyline Online. Listen to Betty White, Oprah, Rami Malek and others as they read a variety of children’s books.
- TeenBookCloud is available for free through August 31, 2020. Read classics like the Hardy Boys or dive in to modern graphic novels. There is something for everyone in this collection.
Not Sure What to Read Next?
- Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association. ALA has made this journal freely available. Booklist has long been a trusted source for librarians purchasing books. Read reviews, peruse lists of recommended titles and see what the hottest trends in publishing are.
- Goodreads is a popular social site where people comment on books they have read and rate them. If you’re on the fence about reading a title, check out what people have to say on the Goodreads forums. You will need a free account to participate.
- Novelist is a product from Ebsco that will help you find your next favorite book. You will need your library card number to login. From there, you can browse titles by author, genre, target age and more.