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The Cranston Public Schools Library Department is happy to offer the following FREE e-book collections. Click the icons to go to the sites.
The Tumblebook library includes picture books, chapter books, early readers, and nonfiction. Many of the books include narration, and the picture books are animated . The icon above will bring you directly to the site, but if you'd like to log on via a mobile device, the username is gcity, and the password is reads.
Not only can you search for and hold print books via RICAT, but you can also check out e-books from the online catalog. The statewide consortium is always adding new titles. To read them, you'll need your user name (CRAlunchnumber) and password (lunchnumber). You can get FollettShelf via your phone or tablet as well! Just search for the mobile-friendly site gofollett.com.
World Book Online
World Book Online offers nonfiction e-books presented as page layouts. You do have to be on a Rhode Island IP address and go in via AskRI.org to access them. To read them on a mobile device, you need to download the free World Book eBook app.
You can access hundreds of e-books via the public library; you just need your library card number. To read books on your mobile device, you need to download the free Overdrive app. Don't forget to check out the audiobook collection as well - great for family road trips.