Summer reading season is here, and branches across VIRL’s service area are planning fun summer reading club programs and activities for all ages.  Summer reading doesn’t just have to be about print books, and VIRL offers several electronic reading and listening options. 

TumbleBooks is an interactive animated picture book resource.  Ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners, it is a great way to teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love, and a fantastic introduction to computers.  Also available as an app for iOS and Android. 

For kids of all ages, our popular OverDrive/Libby eBook, eAudiobook and Magazine collection has picture books, early readers, graphic novels, and kids’ novels and non-fiction.  Browse the Kids section, or filter search results in Libby by “Audience: Juvenile” to only display materials for kids.  Try out the Libby App for the easiest way to access. 

Does your child have difficulty reading traditional books and eBooks due to a disability?  Library users with print disabilities such as dyslexia and vision loss can sign up for alternate format materials through our CELA collection.  Ask your branch for more information.