Premium Websites (databases):
Use your library card number to access these.
BookFLIX - Stories for Children
BookFLIX is an online literacy program for children that pairs classic video storybooks with nonfiction e-books. BookFLIX builds a love of reading while reinforcing early reading skills.
FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American History. Read the book, watch the video, find project ideas, activities, and other ways to explore the topic.
Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium for Kids
Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for children are included in the Overdrive collection. For more information about using Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium, see our eBooks page.
Sesame Street eBooks
Read, listen, and play with engaging content from Sesame Workshop. Almost 200 eBooks to enjoy on your laptop or computer. iPad users please use the instructions below for access. This service uses Flash to deliver content which may or may not be supported by your Mobile Device or Tablet.
iPad Access Instructions for Sesame Street eBooks:
- Step 1: Please download the Sesame Street iPad app. The link is: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sesame-street-ebooks-for-ipad/id42399236...
- Step 2: Once you download the iPad app, please Login with your user credentials from the "About" tab at the bottom.
- Step 3: Next, tap on "eStore" tab at the bottom. Your eBooks will be listed by "Download now" button. Please tap on the eBook to download it to your bookshelf and access it.
3M Cloud Library eBooks
3M Cloud Library titles include popular fiction and non-fiction for teens, and children. These titles can be borrowed with a valid FCPL Library Card. The PC and Mac app asks for username and password (rather than library card number). Just type your library card number under “username.” No password or pin is needed. More information and support about eBooks from 3M Cloud Library.
Brings True Books to life. It’s a fun way to learn about lots of subjects from ancient civilizations to space to natural disasters. Read the book, watch the video, find projects idea, activities, and other ways to explore the topic.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of talking picture books children can read or have read to them. Created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books, Tumblebooks are electronic picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Recommended Free Websites:
Free member-contributed ebooks for kids that can be read on computers and many ebook readers
FeedBooks: Juvenile Public Domain Books
Download classic older children’s books in EPUB, Kindle, or PDF formats.
See also (related content on FCPL.org):