Online Storytime with NBG MWR Library

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen.

New stories are posted every Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to come back soon to join us on our next journey.

More Bears | Written by Ken Nesbitt | Read by Lieutenant Commander Kelly Armstrong, NBG MWR Library Volunteer

Spring into Reading Challenge

Who: All Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) customers of any age are encouraged to join the “Spring into Reading Challenge”.

When: April 12 - May 16

What: Customers who read at least one hour per week will be entered into weekly gift card drawings. Readers who complete the challenge also will be entered into a final gift card drawing.

How: Customers can sign up and log their reading time at or on the Beanstack Tracker app.

Navy MWR Digital Library is the Navy MWR Library Program’s Digital Library Branch, and it’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Digital customers enjoy e-books and audiobooks, foreign language learning, test prep, and research resources that support lifelong learning, and professional and recreational reading. 

Who Can Use the Navy MWR Digital Library?

  • Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard
  • Active-duty personnel
  • Reservists
  • Retirees
  • Dependents of active-duty, Reservists and retirees
  • Naval Academy Midshipmen
  • DoN Delayed Entry Program personnel
  • Civilian employees (GS, NAF, CTR)

How Do I Get Started?

Step 1: Visit
Step 2: Click “Login” in the upper right corner
Step 3: Click the “CAC” button or “DS Logon” button (get a DS Logon at
Step 4: CAC - enter PIN; DS Logon - enter username and password

What Will I Find?

Books, Audiobooks and Magazines

  • OverDrive: Over 80,000 e-books and audiobooks, including bestsellers and the CNO Professional Reading titles.
  • RB Digital Library: Popular magazines, e-books, comics and audiobooks, including Great Courses video and CNO Professional Reading titles not available in OverDrive.
  • O’Reilly Learning Safari: Thousands of technology and business books and videos, plus live training.
  • NoveList Plus: Expert reading recommendations to find your next great book based on your interests.
  • National Geographic 1888-1994: Search or browse science, nature and social science topics covered in more than 100 years of National Geographic.

Business and Finance

  • Gale Business Plan Builder and Entrepreneur: Step-by-step guidance on producing complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing a company or non-profit.
  • Weiss Ratings: Independent ratings for company stocks, mutual funds, banks, credit unions and insurance companies, as well as articles.
  • Consumer Reports: Find the best deals, ratings and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center: Information on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs, plus an Investment Classroom, articles and videos.
  • Gale Career Transitions: Find your next career; includes a resume and cover letter builder.
  • Gale LegalForms: State and federal tax forms, and “attorney forms” for other legal issues such as bankruptcy and adoption.


  • Ancestry: Billions of records, including U.S. and foreign census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.
  • Fold3: Access military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of those who served from the Revolutionary War onward.


  • PressReader: Read over 6,000 national and international newspapers and magazines in full-text – just like a print paper in a responsive digital format.
  • U.S. Major Dailies: Full-text, same-day publication access to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.


  • Freegal: Stream and download 15 million+ songs from over 200 genres for free. Instantly access songs, albums, playlists, music videos and audiobooks.
  • Qello Concerts: View full-length concerts and music documentaries in more than 30 genres streamed on demand.
  • Kanopy: Watch documentaries, classics and indie films, and stream movies.


  • Mango Languages: Learn more than 70 languages through interactive lessons, including ESL.
  • Chilton Auto Repair: Extensive vehicle maintenance and repair guidance with images.
  • BrainHQ from Posit Science: Improve your brain health with clinically proven brain-training exercises.
  • EBSCO Small Engine Repair: Repair manuals with original photos and illustrations of engines for motorcycles, boats, generators and other small engines.
  • Universal Class: Take more than 500 online classes led by knowledgeable professionals.

Education and Reference

  • Learning Express Test Prep: Practice tests, study guides, flashcards and more for school and career exam advancement.
  • Gale Academic OneFile: Over 6,000 full-text academic journals, magazines and news sources.
  • Gale Military and Intelligence: Journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of military affairs.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: Includes articles written by subject matter experts as well as images.
  • Gale Health and Wellness: Reference sources, magazines, journals and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Reference e-books, including specialized encyclopedias and directories.

Kids and Teens

  • EBSCO Explora Primary: Designed for children in grades K-5 to learn about animals, music, health, history, people and places, science, math and sports.
  • EBSCO Explora Secondary: A rich collection of articles, videos, images and reference information about arts, music, geography, health, math and more for students in grades 6-12.
  • Gale Middle School: Age-appropriate articles, videos, news sources and primary documents for students in grades 6-12.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus: Kids can find books that are appropriate for their reading level and interests, plus teaching tools to engage young readers.
  • Scholastic BookFlix: BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop real-world knowledge (pre-K to grade 2).
  • Scholastic FreedomFlix: American history comes to life with dynamic e-books featuring maps, timelines, virtual tour clips and more for grades 4+.
  • Scholastic ScienceFlix: Students gain a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, interactive features and more (Lexile levels 600-1200 readers).
  • Scholastic TrueFlix: Social studies and science books, videos, images, experiments and articles, for grades 3-6.
  • OverDrive: The teens’ and kids’ “reading rooms” offer more than 8,000 audiobook, e-book, video, and read-along titles.
  • Gale Science: Interactive & in Context: Middle and high school students can explore the sciences through 3-D interactive models. App password: navy
  • for U.S. Military Families: To help alleviate the academic stress being experienced by DoD-affiliated personnel and their families due to COVID-19 disruptions, U.S. Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy has temporarily expanded eligibility for for U.S. Military Families program. The program provides on-demand academic support 24/7 online in more than 100 subjects for kindergarteners through college students.

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