The Library of Virginia has purchased the TumbleBookLibrary for use by Virginia’s public libraries. The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks, 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.

“These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading,” said Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway. “TumbleBooks are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children interested in reading and contributes to success in school and helps to instill a love of reading.”

The TumbleBookLibrary collection can be accessed online from every computer in your local public library with an Internet connection. Users not physically at the library can accessing Tumblebooks using the form below or visiting Find It Virginia, resources for elementary and middle school students. The TumbleBookLibrary includes a wide selection of stories that come to life for children through engaging animation. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. There are even options to hear the stories in French or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.

The TumbleBookLibrary program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Library of Virginia.

To access TumbleBooks please visit Find It Virginia or enter your . For more information on obtaining a library card please visit our Circulation Procedures page.

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