Digital Collections & Downloadable Materials

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MeL Research Databases

A comprehensive collection of commercial databases available free-of-charge, covering subject areas including auto repair, business, early literacy, education, family history, health, humanities, job & career, legal, life skills, Spanish language, STEM, test prep, and more!

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OverDrive

eBooks, eAudioBooks & Streaming Videos 

Download and enjoy thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks on a PC or compatible device, including eReader, tablet, or smartphone. Bestsellers, popular authors/titles, and materials in a variety of genres!

 

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RBdigital

ePerioidcals, eAudiobooks & Public Domain eBooks

The RBdigital collection offers a great collection of magazines, always-available eAudiobooks, and public domain eBooks for children, teens, and adults. Create an account through the Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville here and access via a PC or download and sign into the app.

     

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AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online audiobook library collection. It provides unlimited streaming access. No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods. Unlimited access to all titles, all the time. Just click and listen.The collection includes titles of interest to adults, teens, and children, including various genres -- fiction, nonfiction, romance, classics, and Spanish language.

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RomanceBookCloud

With RomanceBookCloud, love is in the air! (Actually, it is in the cloud.) This collection provides unlimited and unrestricted access to a curated collection of romance eBooks. Contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal, inspirational, and more -- it's all here. The collection includes award winners and best sellers, plus new books added all the time. Never run out of romance to read and read to your heart's content! 

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MeL eBooks

The MeL eBook Collection includes over 20,000 eBooks on a variety of topics available to Michigan libraries and residents.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 57,000 free eBooks, including free ePub and Kindle formats which may be downloaded or read online. The world’s great literature may be found in this collection, with a focus on older works for which the copyright has expired.

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Encyclopedia of Associations

You will need your driver's license number to verify you are a Michigan resident to use this database.

A comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more.

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LibriVox

LibriVox seeks “accoustical liberaton of audiobooks in the public domain.” They offer a collection of free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

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The Spoken Alexandria Project

The Spoken Alexandria Project is a free Creative Commons library of spoken word recordings, consisting of classics in the public domain and modern works (with permission). AAC, Ogg, Vorbis, and MP3 audiobooks are available for free download and redistribution.

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Especially for Youth

OverDrive for Kids & Teens

Enjoy thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks just for kids and teens. Download on a PC or compatible device, including eReader, tablet, or smartphone. Bestsellers, popular authors/titles, and materials in a variety of genres selected just for youth – find it here!

 

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RBdigital for Kids & Teens

ePerioidcals, eAudiobooks & Public Domain eBooks 

The RBdigital collection offers a great collection of magazines, always-available eAudiobooks, and public domain eBooks for children and teens. Create an account through the Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville here and access via a PC or download and sign into the app.

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TeenBookCloud

Geared toward middle and high school teens as well as adults of all reading levels, TeenBookCloud is an online collection of eBooks, including graphic novels, videos, audiobooks, classic literature, read-along novels, including enhanced eBooks with full audio narration and highlighted text. (Enhanced eBooks combine professional narration with line-by-line highlighting to support ESL, emerging, and reluctant readers.) No checkouts. No holds. No downloads. Just read.

Quizzes and lesson plans are available for educators, too, making it easy to integrate into curriculum. Categories also included such as AP English, Hi/Lo books, English classics, and Shakespeare.

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TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated collection of materials geared toward children in grades K-6 that includes eBooks, videos, and puzzles and games. The eBook collection includes unique animated, talking picture books; early readers; read-along chapter books; nonfiction books; graphic novels; as well as Spanish and French language books. There is even the ability to create playlists. The materials are always available with no due dates or wait lists.

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TumbleMath

TumbleMath is the one stop destination for engaging and entertaining math stories. One of the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature. TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available – all in the TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.

The eBooks in the collection are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as educational games and, for educators, lesson plans and quizzes in order to test and track progress.

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.____

MeL eBook K-8 Collection

The MeL eBook K-8 collection includes fiction and nonfiction books that can read online - for school and for fun.  Geared to kids in grades K – 8, the collection includes picture books, homework topics, and language learning.  The collection is accessible to Michigan residents or via Michigan libraries only.