To help our students stay connected at home to reading, the Romona Library has several options for reading books online. Below are links to the eBook resources Romona students have access to at home and school.

An online literacy resource that pairs fiction video stories with non-fiction eBooks to help students build a love of reading. (Proudly Sponsored by the Romona Elementary School PTA!)

A collection of 300+ eBooks, interactive eBooks, and digital audiobooks. The collection was started through a District 39 Educational Foundation Gripp Grant. Students can check out the books and read online or through the free Mackin Via app (available for iPads/iPod, Android Tablets, Kindle, and Nook). Students can also download the book to a device for offline reading.

--User Name: graduation year + first name + last initial (ex: 24marys)

--Password: Lunch ID + three letter word

A collection of more than 100 interactive eBooks published by Capstone. The Capstone eBooks allow students to either listen to a story or read at their own pace. The free Capstone Interactive app can be found on iTunes and allows students to download eBooks to the device for offline reading.

15 eBooks students can check out from Romona Library Media Center and read online or through the FolletShelf app (app available for iPod, iPad, or Android devices) Many of the books are 4th grade Reading Rally books.


--User Name: graduation year + first name + last initial (ex: 24marys)

--Password: Lunch ID + three letter word

    • FollettShelf URL: wbb09849

The International Children's Digital Library's collection includes 4,600+ books in over 60 languages. Students can do a simple search of the library to find a variety of eBooks in different genres and age ranges.

A collection of animated, talking picture books, read alongs, and eBooks that help teach children the joys of reading. (Login in with your Wilmette Public Library card to access books.)


We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. 250 eBooks are available for students to read online. The more books students read, more books are donated to children in need.

Original, nonfiction picture books that support beginning readers of all ages. Books provide unique audio support to families who speak or are learning to speak English or foreign languages. The website gives readers the option of reading and hearing the story and in a total of 32 different languages (including American Sign Language).


We Do Listen Foundation

The We Do Listen Foundation has FREE award-winning Howard B. Wigglebottom animated books, songs, games, activities, and more! The educational books help young children how to listen, learn important, life lessons, and feel good about themselves.

Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website with 250 FREE tablet-friendly eBooks and activities to help support reading. Books are sorted by age level, genre, reading level, and series. Students can listen and read along to stories or read on their own.

Passwords to the eBook resources are available in the Learning Commons. Please email Mrs. Wiechert at wiechera@wilmette39.org if you have any questions about the eBook resources.