Pete the Cat says OverDrive Read-Alongs are “groovy”

Read-Alongs are now available through OverDrive. What are Read-Alongs? We're excited to tell you all about them!

What are Read-Alongs?

The Library’s digital collection offers thousands of ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of genres and for all ages. A quick browse on the Library’s OverDrive website and customers will be delighted to find books in everything from African American fiction to Westerns, and so much in between!

With the new children’s Read-Alongs from OverDrive, kids and adults can access their favorite books or discover new ones simply by browsing (more than 300 to choose from!) and downloading. But there’s a big bonus that comes with this new collection – each ebook features professionally recorded narration. As your child listens to and delights in Pete the Cat’s newest adventure or wonders what the Little Critters will do next, they can also follow along as the words are highlighted. It’s fun and educational!

Plus, it’s easy to use! Here are a handful of things to know:

  • Find them at (look for Read-Alongs along top menu) or
  • Available on OverDrive and the Libby app
  • Accessible 24/7
  • Compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook
  • 3 week-lending period (titles expire after 3 weeks)
  • No late fees

What's the purpose of Read-Alongs and why do you have them?

As with our entire digital collection, the Read-Alongs inspire a love of reading in our youngest library customers. With access to great books anytime and anywhere and the benefit of building digital literacy skills with an easy-to-use format, the Read-Alongs are just another building block in improving early childhood literacy in our community.  

We’re always striving to make sure that our customers get the materials they need and in the format they want. For many parents and caregivers, the Read-Alongs will make it even easier to make reading a regular part of their lives, spend time together, and support curious, young learners.

Offering the Read-Alongs collection is one more way the library can continue meeting our customers’ needs—the foundation of our mission, visions, and values. When we help individuals get what they need to succeed, the entire community—not just the library—benefits.

Here are just a handful of books available as Read-Alongs!

Last Stop on Market Street

Frog and Toad Are Friends

The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand

Ojiichan's Gift

Splat the Cat and the Late Library Book