Parents, is your middle or high schooler a big reader? Have they “read everything in the house?” In addition to the library’s Digital Media resources (downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, music), explore the links below for free digital content for teens, including books, comics, and audiobooks. Some content is only available during the COVID-19 crisis.
Audible Stories(via Audible) has opened access to some Audible eAudio titles. Audible also offers a paid subscription service
Comixology Free Comics(via Comixology) offers access to a selection of eComics, from popular to lesser known titles. Comixology also offers a paid subscription service
LibriVox(via Public Domain) is an audio collection of books in the public domain, recorded by volunteers. This site also offers a volunteer opportunity; you can record yourself reading literature in the public domain to add to their collection.
Project Gutenberg(via Public Domain) is one of the largest collections of free eBooks online. All books on Project Gutenberg are in the public domain. Take a look at the current Top 100 downloads.
Riveted Free Reads(via Simon Teen) offers free eBooks and chapter excerpts. This publishing company offers a selection of free titles all year.
Shonen Jump(via VIZ) provides a selection of digital chapters/issues of popular manga. VIZ also offers a paid subscription service.
SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (via Audiofile) is an annual service from Audiofile magazine and partners that provides two free eAudiobooks per week to teens 13+ (and adults) between April 30 and July 29. A list of 2020 titles is available here. The free Sora app is required.
Teen Book Cloud(via Tumblebooks) offers simultaneous unlimited access to their library of eBooks.
For more than twenty years, the Family Resource Center has been a trusted source of education and support for local parents. Check out their website and follow them on Facebook to learn about their programs and services that build on family strengths. Join their newly-formed Family Resource Center Inc. Family Group on Facebook to ask questions and get advice from their Parent Educators and to connect with other local families.
-Jerissa, Youth Services
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