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eBooks and eAudiobooks

Avalon Free Public Library Media Download Center

The Avalon Free Public Library Media Download Center provides not only eBooks and Audiobooks, but also streaming music and video. Although items are being added to it every month, this is a smaller collection than the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center. However, as we are only providing service to Avalon patrons, there is less competition for the "hot" items. While we have purchased audiobooks for this service, we have contracted  audiobook collection development to OnClickdigital


Freading features over 20,000 eBook titles for download to library patrons. Every week patrons have 10 tokens to check out books with. The average cost of a book is 2 tokens, with high-interest books "costing" 4. All books have multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title. The service is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and  Android devices as well as Kindle Fire, Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader. The freading app is avaliable at the Apple Store and the Android Marketplace (Google Play). Freading users must first install Adobe Digital Editions before downloading.  


South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center

Avalon is a member of a regional library consortitium that manages an online audiobook and eBook download service. The advantages of using this service is that it has a larger collection of both audiobooks and eBooks. The disadvantage is that you are competing with patrons from over 30 other libraries for materials. For "Hot" items, there could be a significant waiting list.



OneClickdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks which includes exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. To use on your iPad or iPhone, please go to the iTunes App Store and download the Oneclickdigital app. To get started, watch the video or go to the help page.


 The TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection. World class educational videos from National Geographic, combined with lesson plans and online quizzes, are a perfect addition to Common Core Curriculum topics. TumbleBooks' Read-Along format combines the flexibility of an ebook with full-length professional narration highlighted text so kids can follow along. TumbleBooks has growing collection of Read-Alongs of Core Curriculum titles such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet, and The Great Gatsby. Plus, our enhanced novels include chapter/plot summaries, character sketches, and quizzes. In addition all of our books allow readers to highlight portions of a book and add notes. Readers have the freedom to adjust the text size, line width and spacing, font style and colour, and the background colour on all of our ebooks. This level of customization adds an invaluable level of accessibility to our books.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrar. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.





TumbleBbooks  is an online collection of animated, talking picturebooks, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources. Children will love the format. Stories are available in French, Spanish, Chinese, and English. 



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