Read On! Tumblebook Library

Having a sick kid, especially in the time of COVID, is stressful for everyone. From figuring out what’s wrong and how to treat it to keeping your child comfortable and entertained, it’s a big job for any caregiver.

The Library has a few things that might help keep your kids entertained. First, is the physical collection. We’ve got books, audiobooks, movies, and comics all ready for you to check out. Dragging a sick kid into the library (and potentially spreading germs to others) is pretty miserable, so we’re happy to gather your materials and deliver them to your car. Just call us (918-825-0777) to set up an appointment for curbside delivery.

If you’d rather not leave the house, we’ve got online resources on our website (www.pryorlibrary.org) under “Use the Library” then “Research & Resources.” You’ll need your library card number and internet or data.

Overdrive is a favorite in my house with downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, and videos. You can download either the Overdrive app or the Libby app. You’ll need your library password for these. If you’ve forgotten it, give us a call.

Another excellent resource targeting kids is the Tumblebook Library (it also has an app). On both the app and website, you’ll find animated storybooks, read-along beginning readers and chapter books that highlight the sentences as they’re read, educational nature videos, as well as puzzles and games. I find the website a little more user friendly, but using a phone or (non-kindle) tablet and the app is very convenient.

When my kids were little, they liked to watch Tumblebook before bed or if they needed help going back to sleep in the middle of the night. For quick watching, you can mark your favorites to find later or you can select from their built-in, timed playlists.

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