eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks, Audiobooks, and Movies

Looking for a book that will tickle your digital fancy? How about searching our virtual libraries for books that are compatible with your iPad, Kindle or Android device?

  • Hoopla – Blackstone Library cardholders can download ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, TV series and music to their computers and mobile devices. Sign up at hoopladigital.com or through the Hoopla app on your mobile device.
  • Libby –  has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for borrowing. Available to Branford and LION library card holders.

There are also a couple of interactive websites that you can use on your home computer to work on phonemic awareness and comprehension for emergent readers.

  • International Children’s Digital Library – An online library that hosts 5,000 color filled children’s digital books in 50 languages. The site is free but registration allows you to cater it to your language preferences, provides recommendations and bookmarks your reads.
  • myOn – Branford Public School’s virtual eBook program that suggests titles based on personal interest and reading level. Quizzes to test comprehension and reading growth charts for caregivers are accessible. If you do not know your login or password simply ask your teacher for assistance.
  • Pronunciator Offers 80 language programs as well as programs to learn English in more than 50 native languages. All you need is your Blackstone or Willoughby Wallace Library card to get started. (Por favor, haga clic aquí para continuar en Español.) You can use Pronunciator on your computer as well as your Apple or Android phones and tablets, with the Pronunciator app. Pronunciator also offers ProCitizen, a citizenship prep course, which you can access here. (Por favor, haga clic aquí para continuar en Español.)
  • Starfall – Interactive eBooks, phonemic awareness activities and games for emergent readers.
  • Storyline – Created by the Screen Actors Guild,  a series of amazing actors read fantastic children’s books through the power of animation. Activity guides for caregivers are included and you can always stop by the Youth Services Department to checkout the real thing.
  • Storynory – A free downloadable audio library filled with original stories, classic fairytales, myths and verse. Check in with the site weekly for a fresh new tale. Translations in various languages are available.
  • StoryPlace – Is an interactive site provided by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library that has created eBooks, games, printable activities and reading lists for various reading levels. This site is also accessible in Spanish.