I am a self-proclaimed book worm. With this pandemic, the local libraries are closed. This also means my students cannot access books like they are used to. There is no longer a school library they go to once a week for specials. There is not a public library their families can take them to.
I love books and typically can read multiple books a week, or be found staying up way to late just to finish a book. During the semester, I often have multiple chapters and articles to reach each week for my classes, so I don’t read as much then.
- iBooks. I have an iPad so I get a lot of the free books on the books app that comes on the iPad.
- Libby. This is an app that uses your public library card. It works just like a library. You can search through new arrivals, or search available titles. You can also search for audiobooks or ebooks. You can borrow books for a set amount of time, and you can still return them early.
- Vooks. This is great for kids! They are books that are typically animated in some way. They are definitely geared towards babies to third grade.
- Kindle/Amazon. Another great option. Some authors are offering books for free during this time period so this is a great place to check.
- Overdrive. This one is very similar to Libby where you can borrow books with your library card.
- Scribd. I used this for a while a few years ago and liked it. It is a subscription service, but I believe it’s free right now. It is like Hulu for books.
Where are you all finding your books to read?