Reading Resources

Reading Resources

Alameda Free Library
Ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines, including Overdrive, Enki, Flipster, Hoopla, and more.

Alameda Free Library Storytimes Online!
Eva's storytimes are on Instagram Live. Don’t worry if you missed seeing the storytime live. It’ll be available in Stories for the next 24 hours.

Additional Online Reading Materials

Internet Archive’s Free National Emergency Library
1.4 million item lending library. No hold queue through June 30 or the end of the national emergency.
International Children's Digital Library
Books for children from all over the world, with over 4,000 titles in 54 languages representing 64 countries.

ABDO Publishers
Offering free access to educational ebooks for grades Pre-K through 12 through June 2020.

Audible through Amazon 
Offering free listening for kids during this time.

Dark Horse Comics
Many free comics for various ages. Includes Hellboy, Stranger Things, Frozen, and The Incredibles
Kindle Unlimited through Amazon
Free for two months for new subscribers.

Project Gutenberg
Over 60,000 free ebooks with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

Book Reviews & Recommended Reading Lists

Book Lists Created by Alameda Free Library Staff 
By grade level, Pre-K-8th 

Log in with your library card. Novelist is a database that helps readers find the next great read. For all ages, both fiction and nonfiction.

Alameda Free Library’s Teen Book Reviews
Book reviews from teens in our community

Booklist Online is offering free access.
More than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections.

Online Book Clubs

Quarantine Book Club
Join your favorite authors on Zoom where you can have spirited discussions from the privacy of our own quarantined space!

Silent Book Club
Virtual Meetups for those who want to read alone but together.

LGBTQ+ book and movie club hosted by Dr. Eric Cervini, a Harvard and Cambridge-trained historian of LGBTQ+ culture and politics

Oprah's Book Club
Anyone can join Oprah's Book Club on Goodreads

Reese's Book Club
Every month, Reese Witherspoon picks one book she loves with a woman at the center of the story and shares it with her book club.

Author Talks

Literary Hub's Virtual Book Channel

Q&A with Children's Book Author Laurie Halse Anderson

Kids Ask Authors with Grace Lin
A weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader.