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Required and Suggested Summer Reading 2024: Ebooks and Audiobooks

Summer reading requirements and recommendations for schools with Madison County, Alabama.

Digital Downloads

Is the library out of copies of a book you need to read, but you don't want to buy it? Consider downloading a digital copy from one of our FREE digital libraries, Valley Digital Library or Hoopla Digital. Click on the link below to get a complete list of digital download resources.

What is Hoopla Digital?

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is an all purpose media streaming platform that includes eBooks, comic books, audiobooks, music, television shows, and movies. 

How to use Hoopla:

On a desktop or laptop? Go to, click "getting started" button, create account using email address and password, then select Huntsville-Madison County Public Library under available libraries and enter your pin number.

On your tablet or phone? Download the Hoopla app from the app store, click the sign up link, create account with email address and password, and select Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, then enter your pin number.

Valley Digital Library on Libby

Valley Digital Library on Libby

Valley Digital Library is the portal to eBooks and digital Audiobooks for all age levels. You may search by author, title, keyword -- just like the regular catalog.

You can check out files to read on your desktop, phone, or IPad. To read on your device, download either the Libby app from the Apple store or Play store. Both will work. Once downloaded, select your library (Huntsville-Madison County Public Library) and sign in with your library card number and pin/password. Now you can search for the books you need.

Want only ebooks? Want only MP3 files? You can limit your search to filter out only the file types you want. Click on the "All Formats" dropdown arrow and select the format you want.

Want to only look at available titles? Click on "Advanced Search...." You will get a more detailed search screen. Enter your search terms, and click on the box next to "Only show copies with titles available."