Read along stories play like a movie. They look like the sample shown here. The words to the story appear on the screen as the story is being read aloud. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted. Read along stories are great reading practice! They are great for car trips because you can check out several to your device and change them out when you want new ones. We have three different e-book read along services you can use to read e-book read alongs. These services are called OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, and the Tumblebook Library. We also have something new in our libraries called VOX books. VOX books are print books that have a built-in audio player inside. The next time you visit, ask about where to find them!
You can check out e-book read alongs for kids from OverDrive. You can read them in a computer browser or in the OverDrive app call Libby. If you have never borrowed from OverDrive before here are some app directions, browser directions, and a video tutorial. Here are six examples of the read along stories you can find in OverDrive. See the full list of OverDrive read alongs here.
You can also check out e-book read alongs for kids from Hoopla. You can read Hoopla books in a computer browser or in the Hoopla app. If you have never borrowed from Hoopla before here are some directions and a video tutorial. Here are six examples of the read along stories you can find in Hoopla. See the full list of Hoopla read alongs here.
You can also check out e-book read alongs from the Tumblebook Library. You can read Tumblebooks in a computer browser, but this service does not have an app. If you have never borrowed from the Tumblebook Library before here is a video tutorial to help you get started. Here are three examples of the read along stories you can find in the Tumblebook Library. See the full list of Tumblebook read alongs here. The best thing about Tumblebooks is that there are no loan limits and no waiting!
If you like e-book read alongs you might also like our now VOX audio enabled books. You can check them out at any of our locations. VOX books are print books that have an audio player permanently attached to them. You don't need a computer, tablet or CD. Children simply push a button to listen and read. The next time you visit one of our libraries, ask where the VOX book shelf is! See the list of VOX books you can check out here.