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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source provides information on the medical sciences, psychology, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, health care law and general health.
Hoopla is a digital borrowing platform that allows you to download free movies, television, music and audiobooks. Choose from thousands of Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and music artists. An extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and hard-to-find content. Patrons are limited to six downloads per month.
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MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library
Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library, a service of Maine InfoNet
Created by the BBC, the acclaimed MUZZY language learning courses target your child's “window of opportunity” years to learn a second or even a third language. The lovable MUZZY and his delightful friends will guide your child on the journey to learning a new language.
National Geographic for Kids
Introduce kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with National Geographic Kids magazine. Geared toward 6-14 year olds, this magazine offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.
Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Overdrive – Maine Infonet Download Library
Overdrive is the current leader in the ebook lending market. The ebooks available here include titles for all ages and can be read on Mac or pc computers using the free Adobe Digital Editions software, or can be transferred to the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony eReader, Borders Kobo, and more (full guide to compatible devices).
Read-along books are great for early or shy readers. This collection for middle and high school grades features over 120 read-along books for older children, teens, and adults including classics and even Shakespeare.
TumbleBook Cloud Jr.
Read-along books are great for early or shy readers. This collection for grades 3-8 features over 120 read-along books including classics and even Shakespeare.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.