cloudLibrary by Bibiotheca is the eBook and eAudiobook platform that is used at the Portland Public Library (and in libraries throughout the state of Maine.) It is easy to use. Downloading titles is simple. Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks are at your fingertips. You will never accumulate late fees. Your Portland Public Library card will give you access to this library of titles – including some purchased for our patrons.
Did you know that the cloudLibrary has titles for children? This platform is not for our adult patrons only! There are many children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks available for borrowing. There are picture books, early readers, nonfiction, novels and graphic titles. You will find Danny and the Dinosaur, Big Nate and Ramona. Are you a fan of Little House on the Prairie or Harry Potter? Both series are available in eAudiobook format.
The 2017-2018 Maine Student Book Award List has been revealed. Many students read these titles during the summer months. You can easily get many of the titles on the cloudLibrary platform. If you are going on vacation you will be able to take titles with you. The Maine Student Book Award list has 45 titles this year and 38 of those titles are available in eBook format on the cloudLibrary. If you prefer to listen to the books you will find 15 of the titles available in eAudiobook format. It couldn’t be any easier to borrow these titles than signing up for the cloudLibrary today.
The holdings for children in the cloudLibrary do not stop with the Maine Student Book Award titles. If you are looking for other reading choices – you will find them here. From My Weird School to Rick Riordan titles and Lemony Snicket to Wings ofFire – the selection is wide.
Check out the cloudLibrary today and sign up for an account. You’ll be reading or listening to a new book in minutes.
Fans of the grotesque will love Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. It’s gritty, erotic, twisted, and might scar you for life. Recommended for anyone who wants to see what is really wriggling at the end of their fork.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams might be the best book ever written. Who wouldn’t enjoy the story of a capable galactic traveler who meets unusual characters and encounters remarkable situations along the way? It’s a delightful, handsome, humorous romp through space.
Princess Leia’s Pick
At its heart, Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart is the story of a strong, determined young woman who must confront her past, discover the secrets of her family, and fight a gang of bullies to save what she loves most. Although the “girl” in this story has a rather ordinary hairstyle, she still manages to fight her way to the top. You can’t help but root for this girl and are left longing for future episodes, I mean books.
Darth Vader’s Pick
In Age of Anger: A History of the Present, Pankaj Mishra explores the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world. Even those of us who are not susceptible to anger should keep in touch with our dark side to remain well-rounded.
Jonathan Demme is probably best known as the Oscar-winning director of the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, but he was also a writer, producer, and actor, and in addition to directing feature length films, he also directed documentaries (Cousin Bobby, The Agronomist) TV episodes (Columbo, Saturday Night Live, American Playhouse) and music videos (including “The Perfect Kiss,” by New Order, and “I Got You, Babe,” by The Pretenders.)
Demme passed away on April 26, 2017, at the age of 73. He will be missed.
For a list of some of the movies directed by Demme, click here.