Need a Book Now? Learning & Entertainment, updated 4/5
…you’re in luck, despite our doors being closed. We have many digital options available, that allow you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Some allow you to stream titles immediately, or download to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.
NEW! Join us on Facebook for our new community stay-at-home activity, Together Apart Newtown! Each day we will post a free online activity for adults. We hope you will participate, then comment on the activity. Did you like it? Did it inspire you? Some of the activities are time sensitive (it is up to the institution or artist), some will be up for awhile.
Need a library card to access online resources?
Borrow digital library materials 24/7 from:
- Hoopla has movies, TV, music albums, audiobooks, e-books, and comics/graphic novels. No hold lists and an easy sign up. Six checkouts per patron per month with their app or website.
- Kanopy offers a variety of movies, documentaries, and even Great Courses! No hold lists, and easy to sign up. Seven checkouts per patron per month.
- OverDrive offers thousands of titles, available digitally as e-books and audiobooks to download on a wide variety of devices. Check out items through the Libby app or website or the library’s catalog.
- TumbleBooks is an online collection of e-books for children that features over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also includes Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Your library card gives you unlimited access to TumbleBooks, here in the library, from your home computer or on your mobile device.
PLUS! Get free temporary access to the following:
- Kirkus Reviews – Get digital access to book reviews, recommendations, and the latest literary news from a trusted voice in book discovery!
- TumbleMath – A collection of math-related interactive picture ebooks for grades K-6.
- TeenBookCloud – A collection of ebooks specially curated for grades 7-12. For leisure, and for education.
- AudioBookCloud – Audiobooks for all ages, with no wait times.
- RomanceBookCloud – A huge collection of Romance novels for our grown-up patrons!
- And, these ABDO resources for distance learning:
A Note On Privacy
The library cares about your privacy! As you discover and sign up for newly-available digital resources, please keep in mind the various privacy policies that these platforms have in place, so you can protect your digital life.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a great article discussing privacy issues related to online tools you might be using during this crisis.
Thank you to the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, whose amazing support helps us to offer these services!