Children across North Carolina now have access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks through a new statewide program. Designed for kids in pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library includes more than 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs. The program is available through all Fontana Regional Library locations in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties, as well as at 85 regional, county and municipal libraries across the state. These materials are instantly available for every child with a library card and internet access via a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
This unique statewide eBook consortium specifically for children was created by the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive digital reading platform and the State of North Carolina. The books were chosen to tie in with summer reading activities and North Carolina’s 3rd grade reading initiative.
In Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties, any child or adult with a Fontana Regional Library card can access the NC Kids Digital Library.
NC Kids Digital Library is sponsored by NCPLDA and the NC General Assembly with assistance from the State Library of NC, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The State Of North Carolina has provided $200,000 for the State Library to work with NCPLDA to create a statewide consortium for all public library cardholders.
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