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The TumbleBook Library Knocked Me Over!

“TumbleBook Library” Knocked Me Over

Alexis Vivian  May Memorial Library

The TumbleBook Library is one of the most popular online services that Alamance County Public Libraries offers.  This free database is available to library patrons and contains a vast array of educational and engaging resources for children. The TumbleBook Library is a partner in the fight for literacy and helps children increase their reading and listening skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling, and verbal fluency.

The TumbleBook Library is easy to access with your library card number from the ACPL homepage found at www.alamancelibraries.org. This resource includes over three hundred titles of easy fiction, non-fiction, chapter books and over one hundred language learning books that highlight French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and German. Children can choose to read along with the narrator or change to manual and read at their own pace with or without the sound. Most of the resources include the AR level, Lexile score, or the Common Core standards, so you can help your child choose a book that will benefit them.

The database also includes music sing-a-longs for children and videos from National Geographic with topics ranging from social studies and science to animals. Not only does TumbleBooks offer stories, music and videos, it also includes over 200 fun, educational games that help children with literacy, memory, grammar and spelling.

The TumbleBook Library is not only for children.  Parents, teachers, daycare workers and caregivers can utilize the database to help build story times or lesson plans.  It is easy to take a book on a specific subject and find correlating videos and activities like puzzles, word searches, and games.  The My Cloud option offers the ability to retrieve your favorites from any computer so children have easy access. With Common Core and Every Child Ready to Read initiatives, we at the library strive to offer many opportunities and programs to help children become successful readers. The TumbleBook Library is just one of the wonderful resources that our patrons have access to, and we hope that you and your children will enjoy this educational and engaging database.

Alexis Vivian is part of the May Memorial Children’s Department. She may be reached at avivian@alamancelibraries.org or 336-229-3588.