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Distance Learning: Resources for Students

Brush up on or learn a new foreign language

DuolingoMore than 25 languages, including Navajo and Hawaiian, are available on this free app.

Memrise Free app that has videos of native speakers to help practice your comprehension.

Podcasts & Oral Stories

Fresh Air Archives Explore a searchable archive of over 40 years of interviews conducted by master interviewer Terry Gross

E-books and Audiobooks

Sora Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks in the Commonwealth EBook Collection through this app from Overdrive for k-12 schools. Sign in to your school by picking Medford Public Schools from the drop-down menu then sign in using either your school Gmail or Clever id. It's that simple!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that offers two new audiobooks every Thursday. You only need your email address to enroll; you also need to download the free SORA app at the Apple App Store or Google Play in order to listen. Downloaded audiobooks do not expire--they are yours to keep. However, if you don't download an audiobook during its release week, you will not be able to access it later.

Medford Public Library Access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines & comics with library account. If you do not have a library card or forget your number, you can sign up for a temporary e-card. Please contact Nicole Perrault at with any questions

Boston Public Library Access ebooks, audiobooks & comics with an eCard, available to all Commonwealth residents. Here are instructions on how to obtain to obtain a BPL eCard.

Junior Library Guild Digital Junior Library Guild is offering free access to ebooks for elementary, middle and high school students. No login should be necessary, but if prompted use: Username: JLGHI  Password: JLGFREE 

Project Gutenberg Offers over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

Teen Book Cloud Grades 7-12 ebooks and graphic novels.

Audible Stories Free streaming of audiobooks. If you want to stop a story and come back to listen later, you must use the same device and browser – then you can pick up where you left off. No login necessary.

Audio Book Cloud All ages audiobook database

Open Culture 1,000 Free Audiobooks (mostly classics)

Research Tools

Read a webcomic

As the Crow Flies Published in 2017 as a graphic novel, this Stonewall Award winner follows the experiences of two outsiders at a Christian summer retreat.

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