E-book and Audio Book Resources for GHS
This site provides a listing of free audio and e-books for teachers and students. If you are aware of any additional audio and e-book online resources not listed below, please send an email with your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSCS Sora Starter reading platform has launched! In a browser visit https://soraapp.com/library/griffinga. On a device, download the Sora app through the Google Play or Apple App stores and use setup code griffinga.
Students will log into Sora with their district's Google username and password.
Teachers, with Sora Starter you'll be able to:
Do you like to read comics? Do you like superheroes? Or reading about people in history who have made a difference? With ComicsPlus, you have access to all of this and so much more. ComicsPlus is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. There is never a wait to read, all titles are unlimited access simultaneous use. To use GHS' account, visit: https://griffinhighschoolga.librarypass.com/ and log in with your school's Gmail account and password. It's that simple!
RB Digital is the Flint River Regional Library System’s (includes Griffin-Spalding County Library) digital e-book, audiobook, and magazine service -- and it's free.
How to use RB Digital:
Register for an account at flintriverga.rbdigital.com (link above)
Download the app from Google Play, Kindle App Store, or Apple App Store.
Browse for eBooks, Audiobooks, or digital magazines.
Check out, download titles, or place items on hold. You may check out or place holds on up to 5 items at a time. (Magazines do not count toward your checkout total).
Repeat steps 3 & 4 and enjoy.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free e-books. Choose among free epub and Kindle e-books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the e-books, for enjoyment and education.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is available for free. Right now, students everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Epic for Educators
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Today Internet Archive contains:
First Book is an online resource available exclusively to schools and programs registered with First Book and serving children in need. First Book and Pizza Hut offer a series of free resources designed to support educators in helping their students engage in effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice. The Empowering Educators series includes a guidebook, instructional videos, and other pedagogic resources informed by leading anti-bias and antiracism experts
Bookshare for Students with Disabilities
Bookshare is free for qualified U.S. students of any age and schools through an award from OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education). People with qualifying conditions who are not U.S. students, and organizations serving them, pay a low membership fee. For students, adults, seniors, veterans and other individuals with print disabilities
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then release the audio files back onto the net for free. All audio is in the public domain, and may be used for any purpose. LibriVox is a library of audiobooks. Because the books that are read are in the public domain, readers and listeners should be aware that many of them are very old, and may contain offensive language.
National Library Science for the Blind and Disabled (NLS)
National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for the classroom.
The Free Audiobooks app offers a catalog of free audiobooks, that are available in the public domain. Download the app in the Apple Store or the Play Store. Find and listen to over 14.000 classic audiobooks. Every audiobook is on public domain which means that you can listen to it without spending any money. There are tons of free audiobooks such as Sherlock Holmes books, Moby Dick, The Art of War, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, Heart of Darkness and more.
Visit Libby and borrow and read e-books and audiobooks from your local public library for free. Griffin Spalding library does not offer this service, but other local libraries do. Just use your library card.
With Hoopla, instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card for free. Griffin Spalding library does not offer this service, but other local libraries do. Just use your library card.