NC Kids Digital Library Launches

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It’s free!  The NC Kids Digital Library is now open to Brunswick County’s youngest readers through the 5 branches of the Brunswick County Library.

Amelia Bedelia, Curious George, Dr. Seuss, dragons and turtles: over 3700 eBooks and audio books, especially selected for Pre-K through 4th graders, are included in the collection.

The statewide, one-of-a-kind resource was funded by a generous appropriation from the NC General Assembly last year.  It is sponsored by a consortium of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Associate, the State Library, and the 85 county, regional, and municipal public libraries in North Carolina.

The e-materials are downloadable from the OverDrive company’s digital reading platform.  OverDrive’s professional collection-development team has reviewed and approved all titles, and noted the level of difficulty to help parents find the right books for each child.

With a free library card, the titles can be accessed via an OverDrive app on most major computers and devices.  All that’s needed to get started is a trip to the Library.  These materials will be available from home, year-round, and during hours when schools and libraries are closed.  As with all popular library books, reserves can be placed on titles that are already checked out.

Library cards are free to Brunswick County residents with proper identification.  For more information, visit the nearest branch:

  • Harper Library:          109 W. Moore Street, Southport   454-6237
  • Barbee Library:          8200 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island   278-4283
  • Leland Library:           487 Village Road, Leland   371-9442
  • Rourk Library:             5068 Main Street, Shallotte   754-6578
  • Hickmans Crossroads Library:    1040 Calabash Rd, Calabash 575-0173
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