New Look for eMedia Catalog

We have a new look for our eMedia Catalog along with some new features!

  • Kids and Teens books are now separated out into two divisions.
  • The left navigation when click displays the subdivisions with having to scroll down the page.
  • Link to free ebooks – over 70,000 free ebooks you can download and add to your ebook reader.

Don’t own an ebook reader?  We are offering eBook Reader Workshop starting in November on the following days and locations:

Sahara West Library Nov 3 10:30-11:30am

Centennial Hills Library Nov 18  10:30-11:30am

Summerlin Library December 1 10:30-11:30am

In this workshop, we will discuss the various eReaders and how to choose one that fits your needs. Everyone is welcome.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week – Download a Book

The way that people enjoy their favorite media is evolving so rapidly; many of the consumers on the forefront of these new media outlets are teenagers.

The picture of a typical 21st century teenager is a hip kid with a cell phone in their hands (busy texting or tweeting) and ear buds dangling from their distracted heads.  Teens and technology seem to go hand in hand, both are quickly changing, fast-paced, easily adaptable, and always looking towards the future, and the library world is taking notice.  In 2007,  Teen Tech Week (March 7-13 this year) was created by the American Library association to encourage teens to access digital information for education and recreation.

Why shouldn’t entertainment and education fit a teen’s on-the-go lifestyle? The Virtual Library is an excellent way for teens to gain access to audiobooks, eBooks, video, and music titles.

Split by Swati Avasthi

The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series, Book 1 by Maryrose Wood

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens

A complete list of  titles for teens can be found in our eMedia Catalog available 24/7.

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Las Vegas

Visit the Digital Bookmobile and learn about downloadable books, music and videos available for free from your library.  Everyone who tours the digital bookmobile has a chance to win a MP3 player. To learn more click on the video.

See the Digital Bookmobile between 10am to 4pm at the following libraries:

Thursday February 25 West Charleston Library

Friday February 26 Enterprise Library

Saturday February 27 Summerlin Library

Virtual Library Open 24/7 365 Days

The Library Branches may be closed December 24, 25 and January 1 but the Virtual Library is always open.

Can’t wait until the New Year for your next book, you don’t have to. Even while the library is closed, you can still browse our download collection, check out with your library card, and download to your computer — at home or while they’re traveling to visit family and friends. Plus, if you need something  to put on that new iPod® or Sony® Reader™ we got it!

Get your books, music and videos from our eMedia Catalog or use our online resources to find information.

Image Source: Mag3737’s Flickr

Most Downloaded Books In October 2009

Proving its staying power, less than one month after its release, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol still tops the list of the most downloaded audiobooks and eBooks. Making its first appearance in the top ten is the newest audiobook title from Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Nominee Nevada Barr; 13 1/2 is a New Orleans suspense novel sure to be a crowd pleaser.

The children’s version of Greg Mortenson’s international bestseller Three Cups of Tea also cracked the top ten on the Juvenile Nonfiction Audiobook list. Those who love this story are surely anticipating the follow-up title by Mortenson; Stones into Schools picks up right where Three Cups of Tea left off, recounting his humanitarian work in Afganhistan. Another consistent force on most downloaded juvenile audiobook and eBook lists are Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series titles. Fans of Edward and Bella will be lining up on Nov. 20 to view the latest movie in this series, New Moon.  Everyone loves great books turned into movies, but we wonder… how long will it take before we can line up to see The Lost Symbol on the big screen?

The Most Downloaded Books from the Library lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 9,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. Look for our link Las Vegas – Clark County in the alphabetical list of libraries who own the item.

from Lindsey Levinsohn