Did you know you can get books and audio books from home anytime? Visit the eMedia Catalog and explore over 57,000 titles, both fiction and non- fiction. P.S. there is a Kids eReading Room for the younger set.
LVCCLD has been selected to participate in the March Circulation Record contest that our eBook vendor OverDrive is holding starting today through March 31st. This is an exclusive test promotion for a small group of OverDrive VIP partners.
If LVCCLD sets a daily circulation record on any day between March 26th and March 31st, we will be entered into an drawing with a chance to win one of two fantastic prizes. In order to participate in the raffle, we are competing to beat our own library’s daily circulation!
What we need for you to do is checkout eBooks, eAudios, eMusic or eVideos starting today through March 31 from our eMedia Catalog. So get your Library card out and find something good to read!
We have just updated our workbook for how to download eBooks from the Library. This eBook shows the new features of the eMedia Catalog as well as how to download using specific types of devices.
eBook Downloading 101
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With our new eMedia Catalog, the procedure for checking eBooks and eAudio Books out has changed along with adding new features, so we have updated our eBook Downloading 101 – 2013 workbook. These directions are for all devices with the exception of iOS devices. iPad, iPhone, iPod users need to continue to use the eBook Downloading for iOS Devices.
In addition, this week we will have a new log in method. You will no longer need to select the Library District. You will just enter your Library Card number and zip code. We hope this makes it easier to access your eMedia Account especially on mobile devices.
In a recent post by OverDrive they talk about a recent eBook study done in Australia. The study engaged Australian students with eBooks conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and OverDrive reseller Softlink.
Here are the key findings:
- 41% of student respondents indicated they were reading more than usual by the end of the project
- 47% of teacher respondents indicated students were enjoying reading more, with 21% believing reading skills were improved
- 100% of parents/carers expressed desire for ongoing access to eBooks
- Teachers and teacher librarians saw the greatest benefit was in reading comprehension
- Students believed using eBooks improved their writing and creativity, and reading independently
- The benefits of using eBooks are more far reaching than developing confidence using technology
- The most common devices used for accessing eBooks were school computers, iPads, iPods and home computers.
- The opportunity to access a range of eBooks enriched the collection of resources available to students and teachers.
- Reading and writing enjoyment and skills development was evidenced by quality student work samples and feedback resulting from the planned learning activities.
To read more about the study see the original article.
To see our collection of eBooks for doing homework or for reading pleasure visit these sites: