Monday, April 14, 2014

What's all the Hoopla?

Hoopla streaming movies and TV shows!

With just your LVCCLD library card you can now get 4 FREE movies or TV shows per calendar month.  Best of all if you own a tablet (iOS or Android) get the Hoopla app from your app store and enjoy your movies or TV shows offline.

To learn more visit Hot Topics - Hoopla

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Return of the Digital Bookmobile - West Side eStory!

Digital bookmobile2Our theme is West Side eStory - 50's Rock and Roll! Be ready for some great music, storytimes for the kids, fun crafts, and - of course - hands-on time with all your favorite digital devices.

The Digital Bookmobile on Friday April 11th will be at the West Charleston Library and  April 12th at the Centennial Hills Library. Each day you can tour the Digital Bookmobile between  10 a.m. and 4 p.m to learn all about the library's digital downloads including streaming movies and the new Kids eReading Room. Learn how to get books, movies and more on your mobile device or computer. Got questions on how to install the library apps or how to use the digital websites? Bring your device and we'll get you rolling!

West Charleston Library will also be hosting a book sale Friday and the Centennial Hills Library will host two story times at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kids eReading Room Popularity Grows!

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During March ( the first full month of the site being live) young children visited the site and checked out 425 eBooks and eAudio Books.

Kindle format eBooks have been the most popular with 182 checks in March followed by 100 for the ePUB format.

Not every library has checkouts from the Kids eReading Room - only 18 out of 29 libraries have their patrons used the children's site.

The ability to customize the collections within the eReading Room allows us to purchase books of interest to young readers. Also, developmentally appropriate material is now more easily accessible to teachers and parents since content can be searched by reading and interest level.  This month we added a new feature called Like This Try These. The feature encourages children to read different authors which they may also enjoy.

Encourage your children or grandchildren to use the Kids eReading Room for a great eBook experience.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Petting Zoo is Now Open at Summerlin Library!

Virtual Library staff will be at Summerlin Library today 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tablets and eReaders for you to try out.

Already got a tablet? Be the first to download a free movie or TV show. We'll show you how! 

Not sure how to download eBooks or eAudio Books? Sit down with Susan and she'll get you reading books in no time!