Library News: Enjoy Talking Electronic Picturebooks from home with TumbleBookLibrary

September 16, 2016

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.  Anyone getting a new library card will be put in a drawing for a $25 gift card. Those updating their cards and clearing their fines will also be put in a drawing for a gift card. 


Ready-to-Read class next Thursday, Sept. 22, will be all about Fall.Let’s hope it starts feeling like Fall by then.

There will be a Beginners’ Computer Class at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. The class is FREE, but please call and sign up so we will know how many to plan for. Call the library at 657-7857.


If you’re having trouble remembering what our new hours are, pick up one of our new bookmarks next time you are at the library, so you will have a copy of the new hours.

We’re now open every day except Sundays and Mondays.


One of our co-branches in the Cherokee Regional system, the Rossville Public Library, is having a moving sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 9 a.m. at their permanent location at 504 McFarland Ave. Tables, chairs and other library paraphernalia will be sold. We will post a preview of items for sale on or before Monday, Sept. 19th.  See our website at


Our library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary and your family can access it from home! Go to our webpage at and find the icon for the TumbleBook Library.  TumbleBook Library, provided by GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service, is a collection of animated talking picture books suited for elementary school children.  TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book.


In addition to electronic books, this resource also features games, read-along and non-fiction books, videos and some books in French and Spanish. The website is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.  TumbleBooks use Flash, but they are viewable on an iPad with the exception of some of the games.


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