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Books & eBooks

Free Downloadable eBooks

Fontana Regional Library offers access to eBooks that can be downloaded for all ages, for a variety of devices, and from a variety of sources.


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Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource.

HomeGrown: Anti-Racism Reading List

This reading list is a curated selection of eBook titles available in the NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection. The collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Duke University Press, Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, McFarland, Press 53, Gryphon House, John F. Blair, and Ingalls. 

No Holds. No Checkout Limits. No Wait Lists. HomeGrown titles are available in perpetuity with unlimited, simultaneous access. Immediate access for everyone, at any time, forever. 

For more eBooks, check out our A-Z database list. Questions? Email 

Coronavirus: a book for children

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence by Stefano Mancuso - eBook Central

Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert: they are too silent, too sedentary -- just too different from us. Yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives of plants.