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Reading, Literature and Films

Cantook Station

Provider: 
DeMarque
Short Description: 
eBooks and audiobooks in French for children, teens and adults from well-known Québecois and European authors as well as some popular titles translated from English.
  • Checkout up to 7 titles at a time for up to 21 days.  Items return automatically.
  • You can place up to 3 holds.
  • Access eBooks and audiobooks in

Biography (Gale in Context)

Provider: 
Gale Cengage
Short Description: 
Gale in Context's Biography is for those seeking information on the world's most influential people. Users can search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, as well as by keyword and full text.

Biography is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.  It pulls information from Gale reference material, journals and multimedia.

Kanopy

Provider: 
Kanopy
Short Description: 
Stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

hoopla

Provider: 
midwest tapes
Short Description: 
hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow videos, music and audiobooks via a web browser, smartphone or tablet.

Good to Know

  • Borrow up to 10 items per calendar month. Limits reset on the first of each month. Unused checkouts do not rollover to the next month
  • Items will be automatically returned when the loan period is over.

TumbleBookLibrary

Provider: 
Tumblebooks
Short Description: 
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Available as an app. Remote access available.

The TumbleBookLibrary has 300 TumbleBooks, 40 Read-Along Chapter Books, 160 TumbleGames, and non-fiction books plus TumbleQuizzes.

The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children's picture books, chapter books and non-fiction. Old time fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstock” and contemporary favourites such as "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch, come to life in an educational and interactive way.

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TumbleBookCloud Junior

Provider: 
TumbleBook
Short Description: 
TumbleBookCloud Junior is geared to reading levels grades 3-6, and has over 300 titles of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos. Remote Access is available.

Geared to reading levels grades 3-6, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary.  There are over 300 titles of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with ebooks - a perfect compliment!

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Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Provider: 
Gale Cengage
Short Description: 
A selection of ebooks featuring encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects covered include technology, science, engineering, math, and social sciences.

Perhaps you’re doing a project on ancient Mesopotamia and its contributions to civilization or you need an overview of the workings of the United Nations or you need to demystify the world of computers and web portals. The Gale eBooks collection is akin to having the world of knowledge at your fingertips. The main content page lists 17 major subjects such as Arts, Environment , Law, Medicine, Multiculturalism, Nation and the World, Religion and Technology.

Novelist Plus K-8

Provider: 
Ebsco
Short Description: 
Novelist Plus K-8 will help you find fiction and nonfiction books for school projects as well as your next favourite book. This database is filled with excerpts, first chapters, and reviews of books specifically for kids in Elementary and Middle School. Remote access available.

About the Database

The Novelist Plus K-8 database is a searchable database of children’s fiction and nonfiction books that stores summaries and book reviews from Kirkus, BookList, Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal.

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Novelist Plus

Provider: 
Ebsco
Short Description: 
Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Remote access available.

Looking to find reading suggestions for more books to read that are similar to the ones you like? Do you need to know the title of a book that is 3rd in a series? Are you a member of a book club looking for book summaries and discussion guides?

About the Database

The Novelist Plus database is a searchable database of fiction and nonfiction books that stores summaries and book reviews from Kirkus, BookList, Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal.

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