Northwest R-I Library Connections

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Great Resources for NWR-I Teachers & Students @ Jefferson County Public Library

Looking for online ebooks and audiobooks for your classrooms? Make sure to check out our local public library's ebook resources: Jefferson County Public Library Online Databases. These rich resources include a variety of books that cover grade levels from Pre-school through high school. If you are looking for texts to connect Common Core Standards, many of these are already connected to the CCSS.


Thank you to the Jefferson County Library Foundation for providing access to AudioBook Cloud, Tumble Book Cloud, and Tumble Book Cloud Junior.


TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library Includes the familiar Story Books that have audio narration and animations built into the ebook. Many of the storybooks include online games and puzzles.
  • Tumble Books have expanded to include chapter books from kindergarten through middle high levels.
  • Also, check out the Nonfiction titles which may include a video that supports the book title.
  • To connect with Common Core, check out the Playlist feature. The database provides a selection of Playlists. As a teacher, you can build your own playlists pairing a fiction title with a nonfiction title.
  • High School and Middle High Teachers can use TumbleBooks to make a connection to history and science with the included National Geographic videos paired with nonfiction titles.
  • Note to world language teachers: TumbleBooks can be read in French and Spanish.
Grade Levels: Pre-School - Elementary Grade Levels


AudioBook Cloud

TumbleBooks Audio Book Cloud provides over 1,000 audio books that can be listened to online. Use these audio books for listening centers in the classroom. Books include
  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Children
  • Spanish Audio Books
  • Literature
  • Mystery and Suspense
  • Westerns
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance.
Set up your own personal My Cloud account which allows you to access your favorite titles on any computer or online device.


Tumble Book Cloud & Tumble Book Cloud Junior

Tumble Book Cloud and Tumble Book Cloud Junior both provide Common Core lesson plans aligned to the standards.


  • Both Clouds provide ebooks, read-along chapter books, nonfiction, and graphic novels
  • National Geographic video collection
  • FREE access to the Common Core Portal which provides lesson plans and online quizzes.
  • Tumble Book Cloud covers grades 6th - 12.
  • Tumble Book Cloud Junior covers grades 3 - 6.



Northwest R-I District Library Connections

See your Northwest R-I district librarians for assistance with accessing the Jefferson County Public Library resources.


School Librarians

Brennan Woods Elementary - Ms. Andrea Huisinga

Cedar Springs Elementary - Mrs. Marilyn Laird

High Ridge Elementary - Mrs. Kathleen Sharp

House Springs Elementary - Mrs. Michelle Perez

Maple Grove Elementary - Mrs. Jenny Gearhart
Murphy Elementary - Mrs. Stefanie Tisius

Valley Middle - Mr. Doug Noreen

Woodridge Middle - Mrs. Kim Hornkohl

Northwest High - Mrs. Linda Dougherty and Mrs. Rhonda Dobbs