eBooks, Audioboooks, Magazines

 overdrive    Overdrive works on your computer or iPad in a web browser. Overdrive delivers free ebooks, audiobooks and magazines with your Abington Public Library card. Overdrive titles are not necessarily always available and holds will need to be placed on the most popular books. If you see a yellow A on a title it means that the Abington Public Library has bought a copy (or two) that will go to fulfilling Abington patron holds first. The Overdrive app has been discontinued, so if you want to use an app on your phone or device the new Overdrive app is Libby. 


 libby app    Download the Libby Overdrive app onto your device to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more! It works just like a real life library!  Log in with your library card, search for reading material, and start reading or listening. Again, titles may not be instantly available so holds will need to be placed. 

Learn how to download the Libby app by following this link here


 hoopla     Hoopla is a library of digital content the Abington Public Library provides to patrons with an Abington Public Library card. Hoopla titles are always available and are renewable as long as you have borrows left. Abington patrons are allowed 10 borrows a  month. Hoopla provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Hallmark movies are available and access to some of Craftsy is also available. There is also a fairly robust Graphic section. (This will come under the heading of Comics as that is the library lauguage assigned to it.)


 boston public library    The Boston Public Library is the library for any resident of Massachusetts who is 13 years and older. And while Overdrive and Libby have partner libraries, and BPL is one of them, an individual ecard may get you in a quicker queue for a hold or extra hoopla borrows. An ecard from BPL does not need to be converted to a regular card, but it is only good for econtent and needs to be renewed every two years. 


The world of digital content can be confusing, and then there are all the devices we want to use, or not use. Many of us can help you get started and we have a wide variety of familiarity. Our Reference Librarian Robert Goodale is also available to help when he is here. Give us a call at 781-982-2139 to set up a time, email abref@ocln.org, or request his assistance using this form. We love to help!

Databases for Children

Some will need a library card to access

Learn about countries around the world with CultureGrams. Enter your Abington Public Library barcode for access to this database. 



Tumblebooks provides access to children's e-books, graphic novels, and more!  



Includes World Book resources for elementary, middle school and advanced researchers.  Funded by the Abington Public Library. Access World Book with your Abington Public Library card. 


Browse PowerKnowledge databases to learn more about different science topics!  Funded by the Abington Public Library and accessed through your library card.


PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science



PowerKnowledge Life Science



PowerKnowledge Physical Science


NoveList K-8 PlusFind a book to read! Novelist Plus for K-8 includes fiction and nonfiction, recommendations, read-alikes, guides, and articles. Funded by the Abington Public Library and accessed with your library card.


Browse our statewide databases for resources for children including access to Brittanica, Gale OneFile, PebbleGo, and more!



LOTE4Kids is a database of digital books in World Languages, allowing children to enjoy stories while learning a language! This database was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


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Helpful Links


Here are some of the websites we have found to use for information and fun-
there are lots of wonderful places to explore!
(Some of these require a library card to use.)

ALA Best Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

All Kids Network     Activities, crafts, and worksheets.

Boddle     Interactive math games for grades 1 - 6

Internet Archive     Free books, music, movies and lots more. 

Khan Academy

Kids Health 

Math for Kids

PBS Kids

PBS Learning Media

PBS Kids Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius

WGBH Distance Learning Center


Helpful Links for Parents:

Common Sense Media is a great place to find help in evaluating books, movies, apps and games. 

Net Smartz gives parents tips and help for digital safety and strategies.