Monday, February 17, 2014

The eReader Room for Kids is Now Open





Have you had the chance to check out the new Ohio Digital Library for Kids? If you have children of your own, work with children, or know children with access to a digital device, go to http://www.ohioebooks.com/kids to explore the kid-friendly version of the Ohio Digital Library. It's a safe place for our youngest readers to download free eBooks and audio books, accessing only age appropriate content. All that's needed is a valid library card! No adult titles are available from this site; however, children's titles are still available from the main site.

Sign in using the button on the top right-hand side of the page and explore. To return to the main site to access the rest of the collection, just click or tap on the house in the upper left-hand corner.



The site is bright and colorful, and easy to use. In addition to searching by favorite title or author, you can browse by subjects (fiction, nonfiction, biography, comic and graphic novels, history, humor, mystery and suspense, and picture books), collections (new, recently returned), or even by levels (reading or interest level, Lexile Measure or ATOS level). The advanced search will limit the results by year published or device. There's even a section for award-winning titles.

The checkout process is the same as on the original site. Using a library card, you are able to download up to 10 titles at a time for a loan period ranging from 7 to 21 days. If you need help, our website has great  information and tutorials on downloading eBooks or audio books to your device. From our main page, click on or tap "Services", then "Computer Training", and finally "Digital Collection Instructional Material". There you will find information for your specific device.

Our youngest readers will enjoy using this fun site designed just for them and will certainly find something to suit every reading taste. There are titles for all ages ranging from Dora the Explorer and Fancy Nancy for the youngest readers, to Lemony Snicket and Percy Jackson for the older readers, with a multitude of titles in-between. Whether they want a favorite storybook or Disney character, or the latest Newbery award winner, there's something for everyone in the Ohio Digital Library for Kids. Happy reading!

Kathy

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