We are trying to share the many free sources for digital media being made available to teens during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a list of libraries, publishers, and other agencies that have made ebooks and audiobooks available to download or stream. Check back later for more!
See our Kids at Home blog post about reading for more resources for younger children!
Libby by Overdrive – An ever-expanding catalog of digital downloads, provided by MARINet. You’ll need the app and a library card from any public library in Marin. Search by title, look at the curated booklists under Guides, or explore using the subject search. Click here to get started.
Hoopla – Another great resource accessible available to Marin County Free Library patrons. In addition to a large collection of movies and music, Hoopla also hosts a collection of ebooks, audiobooks and comics. See below for a list of Hoopla audiobook recommendations. Click here to get started.
Audible – For as long as schools are closed Audible is making a collection of audiobook titles for youth available to stream for free.
Comixology.com – Collection of free digital comics. Just add them to your cart and check out.
TeenBookCloud – ebooks, comics, and educational videos with accessibility options and enhanced support for all reading levels.
Librivox – A group of global volunteers reads books from the public domain in many languages.
Lit2Go – A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Educational support and strategies are supplied for many.
Redshelf – Forgot a textbook at school? You might find it here…
For suggestions on running a virtual book club, check out this post on Bustle.