National Library Week April 3-9

National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association.

Because I  know most of you online only, I thought I’d share my favorite online libraries with you:

For Children

  1. Aesop for Children–collection of fables
  2. Actively Learn–add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared.
  3. Audio Books–apps for books purchased through Audio Books (and free ones)
  4. Bookopolis–focused on student reading
  5. Books that Grow–read a story at many different reading levels
  6. Class Literature
  7. Epic–a reading library for kids, 15,000 books; most digital devices
  8. RAZ Kids–wide variety of reading levels, age groups, with teacher dashboards
  9. Reading Rainbow–library of books; free to try
  10. Signed Stories–beautiful stories in sign language
  11. Tumblebooks (fee)–focused on student reading

For All Ages

  1. Free Books–download any of our 23,469 classic books, and read
  2. Great Books Online by Bartleby
  3. IBooks–amazing way to download and read books.
  4. International Library
  5. Internet Archive— Internet Archive offers over 12,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 550,000 modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.
  6. Kindle–read ebooks, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on an easy-to-use interface.
  7. Librivox–free public domain audio books
  8. Loyal Books
  9. Many Books–Over 33,000 ebooks that can be browsed by language, author, title. 
  10. Online Books Page
  11. Open Library
  12. OWL Eyes–for the classics
  13. Unite for books (free) — gorgeous, easy-to-navigate site.


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
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3 thoughts on “National Library Week April 3-9

    1. At every era in my life, I find libraries wonderful. Now, kids gone, I love all the books I can get without cost from my library. These digital ones are even better.

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