Our library system has compiled a list of online places to go, like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Brookfield Zoo, the palace at Versailles, and the Met! If you’re looking to get away, RAILS invites you to take a virtual tour or two!
Tumblebooks has opened their full catalog to our library! There are e-books and e-audiobooks available for all ages including adults. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Select a link and you’re off!
The additional collections will be available through August 31. After that our service will drop back down to the Tumblebook Library for K-6 and require a library card to sign in.
Here is another avenue for finding e-books! The Internet Archive specializes in books published from the 1920s to the 1990s, books for which there is no digital edition except for the Archive’s scanned editions. The Archive is suspending waitlists and providing open access to 1.4 millions volumes through June 30.
From North Star Editions:
“Big Timber Media worked to create bundles which include a selection of our titles from Focus Readers, Little Blue Readers, Jolly Fish Press, and Press Box Books, for readers of all ages. These bundles are web-hosted, which means accessing your eBooks requires an internet connection. Let’s make distance learning a team effort!”
If you want something to make you smile, click on the PreK-2 Collection, then the Animals Collection, and then the “Animals that Dig” book. The photos are so adorable!
For optimal performance, please log out of one collection before opening another.
Tumblebooks are animated, talking books for kids grades K-6. The Tumblebooks library also includes National Geographic Videos and interactive educational games. Log in to Tumblebooks using your Hudson library card and get ready to Tumble!
NOTE: Tumblebooks has temporarily opened access to everyone with or without a library card! Woohoo! Let’s Tumble!!
How to search the library online catalog
How to install an e-Resource app to your phone or tablet (Use full screen mode to view)
How to install and use the RSAcat Mobile app (Use full screen mode to view)
How to search for DVDs in the online catalog
Take a minute to watch! This is awesome!!
The Core Collection is a selection of classics, well-written popular books, and great representations of a genre. View our Library’s Core Collection list or browse our shelves to locate books with a Core Collection label.
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
You can use Ancestry.com on a library computer or your own device when you are logged in to the library’s wifi.
With NoveList you can discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series or author. You can find out what book comes next in a series, create lists of books you’ve read or want to read. NoveList keeps you up to date with new releases and award lists. You can print or download discussion questions for book groups and much, much more!
The link to NoveList is in the QuickLinks section. Simply sign in with your library card number and find your next great read!