Books & Literature

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Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources is a database available for Southern Pines Public Library cardholders. It is a literary database which provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

NC Digital Library (NCDL)
Southern Pines Public Library is a part of North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL), a consortium of libraries in North Carolina for digital media. NCDL is a product of Overdrive. If you are interested in eAudiobooks, eBooks, eVideos, or eMusic then check out the NCDL website. NCDL has access to all of the media formats that OverDrive provides.

NoveList Plus 

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Learn more about TumbleBooks for kids. Designed for everyone from infants to teenagers, this new form of “entertainment-education” helps kids discover the joy of reading by introducing books in a format they love - electronic story books. Tumblebooks combines the tradition of a good storyline with animation, sound, music, and narration in different formats: story books, online audio books, interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes. Age-appropriate selections range from easy readers to chapter books, young adult selections, non-fiction titles, Spanish and French language learners, and 60 foreign language titles in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. Just click on the link above to get started!


TumbleBookCloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: e-books, read-alongs, graphic novels, videos (from National Geographic), and audio books suitable for middle school and high school grades. The books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function, which highlights text as it is read. These features make TumbleBookCloud a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual, so readers can read at their own pace. Also, teachers can take advantage of lesson plans and quizzes that accompany the books.


AudioBookCloud: Your Online Audio Library - is an online audio book library collection for public libraries. The collection contains 1,000 books! A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives your patrons / students unlimited remote access to your audio book collection.