Kick Your Child's Reading into High Gear with OverDrive for Kids

January 24, 2018 | Teresa

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Since January is Family Literacy Month, many parents and caregivers have been coming into the library and looking for ways to get their children interested in reading. My favourite bit of advice is to let your child choose the books they want to read and everything else will follow. A love of reading usually stems from a desire to read the types of books that you actually enjoy. So if you want to kick your child's reading into high gear this month, check out OverDrive for Kids!

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OverDrive is a free ebook and audiobook collection that is available to all Toronto Public Library users 24/7. That's right, great books are just a click away with 24 hour access, seven days a week! All you need is a valid Toronto Public Library card and PIN and you are ready to start downloading your favourite titles.

Ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded directly to your phone or tablet using the free OverDrive app, or they can be read using a dedicated eReader like a Kobo. Don't have one, don't worry, you can always read and/or listen to downloaded content directly on your computer. If you need help getting set up, take a look at our Getting Started Guides, or drop into one of our 100 branches and speak to our friendly staff.

Just like our physical collection, most ebooks and audiobooks can be checked out for 21 days. But they automatically expire at the end of the lending period so the best part is, no fines! That's right, with OverDrive you will never get charged an overdue fine again!

So start exploring today! There is so much to discover with OverDrive for Kids.

We have picture books,

Baby Polar

A Crack in the Track

Beginning Readers,

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Read Alongs,

My Pet Book

Horton Hears a Who

And much, much more! (Hint: we now have comics and videos too!)

So check out OverDrive for Kids today!

And remember, you are your child's first and best teacher, and as such, you are the most vital link in their early development. If you want to learn more about teaching your child early literacy skills, including tips and tricks on how to make reading a part of your everyday routine, check out our Reading for Reading site, or talk to our friendly staff. We are here to help!