Reading at Home
Books for NC Students and Teachers
NC's digital collection: There are 2 ways to access ebooks and digital audio books at North Central.
Once your books are "checked out" you can read them by using the free app "Destiny Read."
Real Library Books
Want to check out a physical book, just like in pre-COVID19 times?
Stay tuned...we think we can help you on that.
Rosies and other Book Suggestions
The Rosies are an annual list of nominated great YA books that are recommended to Indiana high school students. Have you read a Rosie this year? Read and rate the current 2020-21 Rosie nominees before May 2021 by clicking here.
provides book reviews, giveaways and author interviews. Similar to GoodReads, but focused on young adult, teen, tween and kid readers. Reviews written by members are monitored by staffers...better yet, become a member.
Books Beyond North Central's Library
eBook High School Collection: Digital books available to anyone in Indiana, including popular titles like Andrews' Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.
Gale Ebooks: Reference resources including Arts, Business, History, Law, Literature, and Medicine.
Gale Literature: Includes criticism, literary and cultural analysis, biographies, summaries of literary works, primary sources, and photographs; as well as full-text poems, short stories, novels, plays, and speeches.
Indianapolis Public Library: Get your public library card ready.
Read a book in another language! Global Storybooks allows readers to hear and read African picture books in many different languages. International Children's Digital Library is another great site for books at different interest levels and in many languages.
And Beyond Books...
Feeling like reading some poetry? Try Poets.org and celebrate National Poetry Month during April.
Do you enjoy political cartoons? Then give The Week's Political Cartoon page a look. Read cartoons from all sides of the political spectrum.