Literature / Reading

Information on the study of literature including poetry, short stories and essays; author biographies and lists of works; poems; reader’s advisory on what to read next; and information on series titles.

Ebsco eBook Collection

eBooks are digital editions of 50,000+ printed books for all ages including many fiction, general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles. They can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet or downloaded to a computer or device.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full digital access to over 700 nonfiction eBooks covering a variety of subjects including biographies, health, science, business plans, authors, and much more.

Digital service with movies, music, ebooks, eaudiobooks, comics and TV shows for you to borrow. Wide variety of content and no waiting.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go
Downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and some streaming video for all ages. Borrow and download through the app or use directly on your computer or device.

Novelist Plus
A reader’s advisory tool that allows you to search for novels and readable nonfiction titles by author, subject, plot, etc., as well as finding similar titles to a specific title or author.

Novelist K-8 Plus
A reader’s advisory tool for children and teens that allows you to search for novels and readable nonfiction titles by author, subject, plot, etc. Find biographies, Award Winners, Grab and Go Book Lists, and much more.

Read It!
Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Salem Press Online

Digital access to the full content of the Health, History, Science, and Literature Salem Press titles owned by the library. Titles include Magill’s Encyclopedia of Medicine, Great Events, Great Lives, and Defining Documents of History, the Solar System, Masterplots and many more.

Show-ME the World (Firstsearch)
A database of over 45,000,000 books, periodicals, and other materials held in libraries around the world.


What’s Next?
Database developed by the Kent District Library on series fiction – books on a recurring character (Harry Potter, Stephanie Plum, or Anita Blake), place (Mitford, Forgotten realms, or space), or theme (time travel, the old west, or dragons).