Category Archives: eReaders/eBooks

Overdrive update at #ALAmw14

I’m finishing my second cup of coffee at the Overdrive Roadmap Breakfast when CEO Steve Potash tells us that the company is working on creating a standard format for “enhanced children’s books.” One that will take them out of the app store ghetto, that will … Continue reading

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Checking Out Digital Content at ALA Midwinter

There are plenty of opportunities to check out what’s new in digital content at ALA this week. Headed to the Exhibits Opening Reception Friday night? Take time to thank publishers who have recently started or expanded ebook sales to libraries. … Continue reading

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Pat the Bunny

When it’s time to decide which books to put on your children’s bookshelves, there is a digital decision to be made as well – should I buy the app for that? Although I normally use this space to chat about … Continue reading

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How many reading apps does one kid need?

Kids’ reading platforms are proliferating like crazy. The best offer a great reading experience and some great books. But none of them have all the best books. And only a few are available to libraries. Why do kids have to … Continue reading

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“Screen Time” is Bad

“Screen time” is bad for children. “Screen time” shouldn’t enter into professional discourse concerning services for children in libraries. “Screen time” is detrimental to our professional practice and distracts from the core values of librarianship. The phrase “screen time” is … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Cen Campbell, eReaders/eBooks, Evaluation of Media, Intellectual Freedom, Technology | 8 Comments

Where to Download Classic Children’s Books for Free

These days, with nearly everyone owning or having access to a digital device, accessing classic books is easier than ever.  Many classic works, including those commonly taught in schools such as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens, and a … Continue reading

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Digital Resources on Library Websites for Kids

As a librarian at Deschutes Public Library, we recently added “Apps and Digital Reading” to our kids page online. The kid’s page includes a note about screen time for ages 0-2, tumble books, storyline, recently purchased eBooks for children, digital resources, … Continue reading

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Save the Date: ALSC Community Forum, Feb. 26 & Mar. 6

The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Carolyn Brodie will be hosting an ALSC Community Forum two live chats on the topic of eBooks and children’s services. In addition to the 45 minutes of discussion, these forums will include … Continue reading

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