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CloudLibrary has eBooks for Gail Borden Public Library cardholders with a 21 day checkout.  Cardholders can check out 5 eBooks at one time using almost any device.  For those that prefer eReaders, Cloud Library currently supports Kobos and Nooks.  Please visit Cloud Library's website for book transfer instructions or call the information desk at 847-429-4680.  For those with incompatible devices you can read eBooks by checking out an eReader here.

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Hoopla has everything you are looking for in one stop.  This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, audio books, comics, movies, TV and music for all ages.  Enjoy up to 7 items a month and 21 day checkouts for books, audiobooks and comics.

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Tumble Book library is an online collection of animated talking picture books and audio books which teach young children the joys of reading. There are no expiration dates or book limits for this resource.

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LOTE4kids is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages, that helps libraries to engage multilingual families in their communities, while allowing kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling.

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BiblioBoard is an easy to use online collection of indie published books as well as uncopywrited materials.  Simpley choose your collection by clicking on Biblioboard Open Access, Biblioboard Library of Illinois or Rails for Schools.  BiblioBoard is also available for Android, IOS, and Kindle through their app stores

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PressReader has over 7,000 magazines and newspapers from 160+ countries. Use the PressReader app on your phone or tablet or read on a computer. Enjoy an unlimited number of magazines and newspapers with new content loaded daily.

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AudioBook Cloud is an online database with 1400 audiobooks. Titles range from classic literature, to science fiction, to contemporary blockbusters.