Resources For all Ages
Free online resources during closure
During this closure period, you can access eBooks, eAudtiobooks, and eMagazines, from the library website HERE.
Don’t forget to download the latest version of the library app from your app store now, this is a quick and easy way to access all our online features.
Other great resources which are being provided free of charge are as follows:
Tumble Book Library
Access to the following Tumble Book collections is free of charge until 31 August 2020.
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.
TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
TeenBookCloud - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Ancestry Library Edition
Previously only available in your local public library, access to Ancestry Library Edition is now open to all library members from your home PC!
Visit our library catalogue HERE and follow the link to access this great service, available until 30 April 2020 (may be extended beyond this date!).
Tap on “Click Here” and authenticate with your library card number and PIN (contact us if you need to reset your PIN).
Little People’s Literacy Learning
A free guide for parents and carers with many examples of activities you can enjoy with your child.
All activities are designed with an emphasis on learning through collaborative play and shared discovery.
Visit the Australian Literacy Educator’s Association website HERE to access.
The State Library of NSW
Listen to a painting
That’s right, you can now listen to art with thanks to our state library!
The soundscapes were created by identifying different tones, complexities and colours in the paintings, as well as using metadata, such as location and date to create the different sounds you will hear.
Visit the state library’s 80Hz website HERE to start your artful listening journey.
Virtual tour of Sydney
You might not be able to leave your loungeroom, but you can still go on an incredible journey! Visit Dictionary of Sydney HERE and explore historical Sydney on your smart phone or tablet by downloading the Walking Tour app.
Each tour is simple to follow with a GPS-enabled map of the route and its stops. At each stop detailed text, audio commentary and stunning historical imagery reveal the stories of the people, places, architecture and events that have transformed Sydney.
The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
We encourage you join the State Library of New South Wales online, it’s easy and free by visiting www.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources-register. You will then be able to access thousands of free ebooks, newspapers, journals and other resources from home using your RTRL library card. You can also listen to podcasts, help transcribe oral histories and explore a wide range of digital stories.
Listen to an Astronaut read a story from space HERE!
Free eAudiobooks for children of all ages, with thanks to Audible HERE.
More great things for kids to see and do, download the sheet of links HERE.