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Getting started with eBooks
If you've never been an e-book reader, don't despair! It's easy to get started and you can read on a range of devices, although a phone or tablet (with the blue light turned down!) is generally the most book-like.
There are plenty of options! See information on:
Kitsap Regional Library is Online!
You don't have to visit your local KRL branch to get great library service! With a library card, you can:
- Download an eBook, Audiobook or music to your favorite device
- Browse more than 3,500 online magazines through RBDigital
- Research, with access to more than 40 online learning tools and databases
- Learn through online courses on Lynda.com, Mango Languages, Learning Express and more
- Read local and national newspapers
Don't have a Kitsap Regional Library card? Register online to get your e-Card number. You can use your e-Card to download audiobooks, eBooks and music, and access KRL research databases.
Resources and Ideas from Book Creators
Children's Book Council Master List of Publisher Online Resources
The Children’s Book Council, the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, has created a Master List of Publisher Online Resources. This list gathers together all the free lessons, activities, videos and readalouds that major publishers have made available to families and educators. A treasure trove of book related fun!
SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators) Digital Directory
From SCBWI: "So many creators of children’s books have risen to the call for help from teachers and parents during the COVID-19 crisis by creating online materials that will entertain, instruct, and inspire children and young people. Some are reading their books and discussing them. Some have created mini-lessons on art or history or craft projects. Some are doing the equivalent of a school visit with a presentation and slide show. This is a directory of what published members are making available online."
A Talk with Gene Yang
Gene Yang, cartoonist behind American Born Chinese, discusses his comic book and graphic novel work, including his latest, Dragon Hoops, a graphic novel about basketball.