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One option we have for reading eBooks is the Follett Brytewave App. You can download the app from the iTunes app store. Instructions for downloading the app, passwords, etc. are here:
Follett eBooks are also available to read on your computer. We have access to over 1000 ebooks on many reading levels. You can search by topic, author, interest level, reading level, etc. Student login is the same as for the app (“s” followed by their student #: s123456) Their password is their 10 digit birthday. For example, a student born on January 1, 2006 would have 01012006 as their password.
This resource can also be accessed from the Press webpage. It’s under the “Learning Resources” tab. Select “Library Search.” You can search for ebooks in a couple of ways. The first way is to use the normal catalog search page. In the “Material Type” tab, choose “Electronic book (eBook)”. Another option is to choose the FollettShelf link in the left toolbar.
Overdrive gives us access to both eBooks and audio books. Although our students can see all content, as elementary students they will only be allowed to check out elementary level media. (High school, middle school, and elementary school students all have access to Overdrive.) Overdrive ebooks and audio books can be downloaded on most ereaders. You can download the Overdrive app from the App Store on your iDevices. Just click on the “Help” link on the overdrive page to get instructions on how to download media to your devices, and to find support in troubleshooting any problems you have.
This is how our students will log in:
Library Card Number: s(student ID number) — Example: s123456
PIN: Eight digit birthdate — Example: 04091999
Tumblebooks are ebooks with audio for kids. Many are animated, talking picture books with games and puzzles. Children can read along, or just have the book read to them. They have recently added “Readalongs” for older readers with some popular chapter books. All books play directly in your internet browser window, so there is no software or files to download to your computer. Use the Tumblebooks link on the Press webpage; our password is embedded in the link.
Take the “Tumble Tour” to see how it works.