Book Reading & Storytime for all ages including adults are two powerful activities which can last a lifetime. Who fails to read, fails to educate or energize their mind, soul, spirit and life. Education, information and knowledge will always be powerful at any age.
Here are some ways to read online for FREE explore or browse books, reading lists, genres and libraries.
Open Library is a great source an Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Over 11 MILLION books and texts and more our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.
Library of Congress – Beginning with 19 libraries in 1931, the network has expanded to 55 regional libraries, 30 subregional libraries, and 15 advisory and outreach centers serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Any resident of the United States or American citizen living abroad who is unable to read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations may apply for service.
LibriVox – To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.
Project Gutenberg – offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. No fee or registration is required.
Barnes & Noble – is the world’s largest bookseller and one of the web’s most trusted brands. The Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program is a way for you to earn commissions by placing products, banner ads or text links on your website referring customers to BN.com. You can earn commissions on Barnes & Noble’s enormous collection of books, music, movies, toys, games, magazines, electronics, and NOOK products.
International Childrens Digital Library – The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.
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