Tumblebooks are animated, talking picture books, videos and quizzes for children in grades Pre K until Grade 6 that can be viewed on a your computer, tablet or smartphone.

What You Need

To use Tumblebooks on a Computer

  • An internet connection to stream the content
  • A web browser with the Flash plug-in loaded

To use Tumblebooks on a Smartphone or Tablet

  • The Tumblebooks app for iOS or Android for smartphone or tablet use
  • A wireless connection to download or stream the content*

*Using wireless internet cellular data is not recommended as streaming/downloading multimedia content can consume a lot of bandwidth. Wireless internet access is available at the Woodstock Public Library.

What Kind of Content Does Tumblebooks Have?

  • Animated picture books
  • Read along chapter books
  • Videos from National Geographic
  • Graphic Novels 
  • Quizzes, puzzles and games to promote literacy and language learning

Tumblebooks and Your Privacy

You are not required to create an account to access Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices. We advise that you consult Tumblebooks's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before starting to use this service. The library will only provide Tumblebooks with information to verify that you are eligible to borrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many items may I read/view from Tumblebooks?

Can Tumblebooks be read/viewed offline?

Do I have to return the titles when I'm done?

Are there books available in other languages?

How do I access Tumblebooks on a computer?

How do I access Tumblebooks on a tablet or smartphone?

How can I get help with Tumblebooks?


How many items may I read/view from Tumblebooks?

There is no limit. 

Can Tumblebooks be read/viewed offline?

No. All Tumblebooks content is streamed, not downloaded which means that you require an internet connection in order to access the content.

Do I have to return the titles when I'm done?

No. 

Are there books available in other languages?

Yes! In addition to English titles, there are titles available in French and Spanish. In addition, the Tumblebooks website can be read in French and Spanish.

How do I access Tumblebooks on a computer?

  1. Click on the cover of the title you wish to read/view.
  2. Click on the cover of the title again or click on "Read Online".

How do I access Tumblebooks on a tablet or smartphone?

  1. Download the Tumblebooks app for your device.
  2. Tap on the Library tab.
  3. Enter your County, State (Province), Library and library card number.
  4. Tap on the cover of the title you wish to read/view.

How can I get help with Tumblebooks?

Hours of Operation

Mon to Thur: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: closed
Book Drop: Available 24/7
Holiday Closures

Address

Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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