We didn’t see it coming. First, the basketball tournaments were canceled then Broadway shows and Disneyland. Then our libraries shut their doors and parents are teaching their own children.
While there are many directions to go in educating our children, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development states “Reading is the single most important skill necessary for a happy, productive and successful life.”
This is the perfect time to take advantage of your library’s online resources.
Start by visiting your public library’s website. You will likely find e-books and other online featured on the home page.
Almost all libraries subscribe to e-book services. You can gain access to a large selection of books. These free e-books can be downloaded to your tablet or cell phone.
Virtual services will vary by library. Urban areas may provide access to music streaming services, magazines and videos.
In North Carolina, NC Digital Kids and RB Digital provide many options for reading. It provides 715 popular picture book videos, almost 17,000 ebooks for children and over 1700 graphic novels. Children and teens can browse selections, read a sample and download books to a tablet or cell phone.
Adults can use RB Digital (owned by Recorded Books) to access bestsellers, classics, and other favorites. Although RB Digital lacks the browsability of NC Digital Kids, it allows readers to create a profile by profile features.
So visit your public library’s website and get access to great books.