New Online Collections for Kids!

Thanks to the support of the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, we are pleased to announce a number of new online collections for children. You can access these FREE from anywhere with an Internet connection, using your library card.

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  Grzimek’s Animal Life (http://infotrac NULL.galegroup NULL.com/itweb/ko_pl_wpl?db=GZAL) is an image-rich, dynamic online resource featuring more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals and Simple Aquatic Life, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and more.

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 TumbleReadables (http://www NULL.tumblebooks NULL.com/tumblereadable/auto_login NULL.asp?u=welland&p=login) is an online collection of read-along chapter books for students in late elementary to high school. Text size/colour is adjustable and sentences are highlighted as they are narrated aloud. There are approximately 300 books including middle school readers (with high interest/low level books), young adult/teen titles, Shakespeare plays, and classics.

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TumbleTalkingBooks (http://www NULL.tumbletalkingbooks NULL.com/auto_login NULL.asp?u=welland&p=login) is a collection of online audio books for all ages. There are over 300 books in categories such as classics, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, read-along and audio books in Spanish. TumbleTalkingBooks allows patrons to listen to or download their favourite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen online, bookmark a spot, or download the book and access the books offline at your convenience. Patrons may download the books to any PC or MAC laptop, notebook, desktop, and to Android tablets. Downloads are for a 90-day loan period and patrons may borrow as many books at the same time as they wish.