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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an ebook format. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.

TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each child or by a whole class and has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.

The TumbleBook Library collection is available online from any computer in Kansas with Internet connection, through your school or library website.



Mango Languages Program

Pittsburg Public Library is pleased to announce that we now offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system. This web-based program is FREE to Pittsburg Public Library patrons, through the State Library of Kansas.

Mango is available in two versions. Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture.

Mango Basic is a beginner course that teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes, and helpful phrases in a short period of time.

Mango Languages offer more than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Click the link to get started. New users will need to create a profile with an email address and password. Mango will track your progress and you learn a new language. 

Questions? Please visit the PPL Computer Lab or give us a call at 620-230-5559.



Databases

Use databases to discover and read articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals.


Databases also include auto manuals, encyclopedias, and sample GED and GRE tests.


Access these premium websites for free at the library or from home with a

Kansas State Library card (available at the Pittsburg Public Library).


State Library of Kansas Databases

Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Videos

Library Learning Express


American Grants and Loans Database

Only accessible within the Pittsburg Public Library



Finding Downloadable Books Online


eBooks

Project Gutenberg: Download books in the public domain (out of copyright). Browse by popularity, genre, and subject. Can transfer to or directly use on a portable device.

ManyBooks
: Searches free ebooks from around the web. Converts the free books to more formats than they would previously have been available.

Inkmesh: Book search that includes a browse by subject alongside promotional free ebooks from companies including Baen (science fiction).

AddAll Books
: Free ebook browsing includes eHarlequins.

Google eBooks
: Download free or pay books here.



Audiobooks


Spoken Alexandria: Great narration of books and other works in the public domain.

LibriVox
: Volunteer narration.