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The Ins and Outs of Buying Ebooks: How To Bolster Virtual Collections During the Pandemic. For many librarians, the beginning of the academic year means new budget, new programming, and new library books.

The Ins and Outs of Buying Ebooks: How To Bolster Virtual Collections During the Pandemic

At Louise Arbour Secondary School in Caledon, Ontario, Canada, teacher librarian Jonelle St. Aubyn would typically funnel the majority of collection funds toward new print books. But this year, her budget plan looked a little different. “I won’t be buying any more print copies until there is a definitive protocol as to how the books will be checked in and returned,” she tweeted in July in response to another librarian evaluating collection budgets. Book Flix. True Flix. GALE Virtual Reference Library.

EBSCO Ebooks. Learning Express. High School Databases from SD State Library. Middle School Databases from SD State Library. Library Outreach/ LSTA | Electronic Resources | Middle School Resources Elementary School | Middle School | High School Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — Almost 100,000 art images from leading museums; for education, research and enjoyment.

Middle School Databases from SD State Library

Content is rights-cleared for educational use. Elementary Databases from SD State Library. Library Outreach/ LSTA | Electronic Resources | Elementary School Resources Elementary School | Middle School | High School BookFlix® Talking books for early readers. It pairs approximately 135 animated stories with a nonfiction talking book on a similar subject. Braille & Talking Book Library. Access Catalogs: WebOPAC is an internet based online catalog and ordering site.

Braille & Talking Book Library

You must have an internet connection. Anyone may check WebOPAC and search by author, title, subject, narrator, series, or annotation. However only active library patrons with a User ID and a Password may order books. BARD, Braille and Audio Reading Download, is a password-protected web site that enables eligible readers to download any of the thousands of titles recorded by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) for its readership. Open Culture. Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader.

Open Culture

Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. Virtual Library (Publications Getty)

Google Books. LibriVox. Recorded Books - Home. Starfall. Open eBooks. First Book. Accelerated Reader Bookfinder. The Lexile Framework for Reading. Recorded Books - RBdigital. Brain Hive. Big Universe. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. Storyline Online.

The Fable Cottage: Bilingual Stories. Loyal Books. Unite for Literacy. Epic! - Books for Kids. Language Lizard. Storynory. Lee & Low Books. Book Creator. Just Books Read Aloud. Project Gutenberg. On August 26 2020, the Project Gutenberg website underwent some major changes.

Project Gutenberg

These changes had been previewed since early 2020, and visitors to the old site were invited to try the new site, including giving input via a brief survey. The old site is no longer available. If you found yourself on this page unexpectedly, it is because an old page was redirected here. Please use the navigation menus at the top of the page to find what you were looking for. All of the functionality, and most of the content, from the old site is still here - but in a different location. Below, find a description of the motivation behind the changes. THANK YOU for your patience as we continue to update the website to fix remaining problems, and maintain all the functionality and content that visitors expect. Known issues and “TO DO” items Updates on fixed items. SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Annotated Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Books and Illustrations.

KidLit TV. BookShare. Open Culture. Listenwise. Audible Stories. Lit2Go. Open Culture. South Dakota Digital Consortium - OverDrive. Shared Collection for SD Schools from TIE. South Dakota TIE member schools and districts are invited to join a shared OverDrive collection.

Shared Collection for SD Schools from TIE

OverDrive focuses on combining the technology you need with the content you want to create long-term, cost-effective solutions to meet students’ and educators’ unique reading and learning needs. Joining a Shared Collection: Expanding access to digital resources by sharing TIE South Dakota member schools have the opportunity to join a shared digital collection. Participation will provide schools access to a shared collection of digital titles far greater than any one individual school could purchase on their own, maximizing the benefits of these powerful reading and learning tools for students and educators. For example, if School A were to initiate a digital collection of their own, they may only be able to afford 50 titles. Printable flier Join the Shared Collection: Participation Form (Pricing is on the participation form) fill out the participation form for:

Libby, by OverDrive. Sora by Overdrive. TIE Reads! Recommendation Limit Reached.

TIE Reads!

You have reached the maximum number of titles you are allowed to recommend at this time. You can recommend up to 2 titles every 30 days. Excessive Checkout Limit Reached. There have been too many titles checked out and returned by your account within a short period of time. Try again in several days. The first time you select “Send to NOOK,” you will be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You can read periodicals on any NOOK tablet or in the free NOOK reading app for iOS, Android or Windows 8.

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast. Education Podcast Network. Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults. Teachers Need Teachers Podcast.