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Children's Library Online at Valley Cottage: Finding eBooks

Online resources and guides related to children provided by the Valley Cottage Library

Provided by Libraries

Libby by Overdrive

Libby is a mobile app where you can read  eBooks and AudioBooks from Overdrive. Books are selected by librarians. You will need your library card. 

Libby is a mobile app released by OverDrive. It has the same collection of titles as the OverDrive app - it’s just a different way to access the same digital library collection. Libby is a fast and attractive digital browsing experience.

Libby is compatible with Android and iOS devices, with Kindle Fire compatibility coming soon. Libby is great if you just want to download a book to your Android or iOS phone or tablet.

Classic OverDrive 

OverDrive is the “classic” app, and is compatible with more devices, including Kindle Fire, Macs, PCs, and Windows mobile devices. It also allows for transfer to MP3 players from computers. 

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Click the above picture for a tutorial in Libby/ Overdrive. 


NoveList K-8 Plus - Valley Cottage

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Funded by the RCLS Central Library (Newburgh Free Library).
Remote Access


Hoopla is an eBooks app sponsored by the Valley Cottage and Nyack Libraries.

Nyack School District patrons can create an account using their library card. NSD patrons may borrow up to 8 books per month, per card. There is no waiting for checkouts! Hoopla has a "Kids Mode" and also a large collection of graphic novels (comic books). 

Provided by Other Organizations

The book resources below are being offered by other organizations. Some may offered for only a limited time. 


New York Day by Day Family Literacy Guide.

Activities and a daily story for young children. 

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NY Public Library Ebook Collection

All NY State Residents may get a NY public library card.
You can apply for an ecard 
easily online. 

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Currently Audible is offering free children's audiobooks. 

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Renaissance myON digital reading resources.

How to log into myON:  

1.    Go to:

2.    Click the login button at the top of the screen 

3.    Enter the following information on the login page 

School name: New York Reads (begin typing and click on the school from the drop-down menu) 

Username: read

Password: books 


    What is myON? - provides more information about these resources

    Welcome to myON video - provides step-by-step instructions for logging in and reading with myON

    Offline reading tip sheet - provides instructions for accessing, setting up, and reading offline using free myON mobile apps

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Learning A-Z is an education technology company dedicated to expanding literacy through thoughtfully designed resources. They are offering their resources free for the school year. They have a large inventory of leveled books. 


TumbleBooks is currently offering its eBooks for free. 

username: tumble2020 and password: A3b5c6 required for the FREE Tumble Book links


New Online Books

Books below are new books added to Hoopla! Valley Cottage Card Holders may download up to 8 Hoopla items each month!