While the news is full of stories about ebooks for adults (Kindle and Nook and their ilk), the Ridgefield Library wants you to know that we offer ebooks for the very young through our website. Tumble Book Library has hundreds of picture books in their collection and more are being added all the time. The illustrations from the books fill the computer screen, while a narrator reads the book aloud. The words being read change color so burgeoning readers can follow along. But picture books are not the only offerings here. There are puzzles made from book covers, foreign language storybooks, non-fiction titles, and even something called Read Alongs – easy chapter books which have no illustrations, but are still read aloud to help young readers improve their skills. When you click on the Tumble Book Library link on the Children’s page of the Library website, you can make a list of favorite books to return to again and again or you can create a playlist of books, so that your child can enjoy several in row. We hope you and your little emerging readers will take advantage of Tumble Books. It is just one of the many useful programs you can find at the Ridgefield Library’s website!
Contributed by Geri Diorio, Teen Services Librarian and Head of Children's Services