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Several Libraries offer new e-book programs for children

by BB

OHIO: The Avon Branch Library has a program to help patrons learn to download eBooks, music, audiobooks and more. Learn about all that can be downloaded through the Lorain Public Library System. Call the Avon Branch Library at 440-934-4743.

OREGON: Salem-Keizer School District launched a virtual middle school library this week with 164 books as part of its expanding eBook collection. Now students can read “The Hunger Games,” “Inkspell,” and “Warriors” without stepping foot in their school library. All they need is the free app ‘Blio’ and their student ID, and they can download any book for up to three weeks. The district added eBooks for elementary students four years ago on TumbleBook Library, which parents can access from the district website. Elementary students clicked on 183,965 books so far this year.

TEXAS: In an effort to find a way to bring all generations together to enjoy reading, the Chandler Public Library is using its program to attract teens to Ebooks. There is no secret, teens are addicted to electronics and the idea of picking up a paperback book rarely crosses the mind of an average 16-year-old. The library recently updated its Ebooks program and it is encouraging students in junior high through high school to visit the library and check out an Ebook. When a student checks out the book they will need to show a school ID and they will receive a ticket for a special drawing. Tickets can be accumulated until July 19 when there will be a special teen movie night at the Chandler Community Center at 6 p.m.

IRELAND: A service of eBooks is now available from Louth County Libraries, complementing the eAudio download service, from OneClickdigital. To use the service you must be a current member of Louth County Libraries and have collected your library card and PIN from any of the branch libraries. As with eAudio Downloads, library members can set up an online account and start downloading books to their computer, phone, tablet or iPad. These new initiatives allow library borrowers access more and more library services around the clock. Details and links to the service are available on the library page of www.louthcoco.ie.To find out more please ask at any branch library or telephone Dundalk Branch Library at 042-9353190.

Posted by BB on June 25, 2013 in School and Library tips