Wednesday, January 22, 2014

OverDrive eReading Room for Young People

Do you enjoy the Ridgefield Library’s downloadable media collection?  Have you put eBooks on your Kindle or iPad? Downloaded an audiobook to your phone or MP3 player?  Now your children and teenagers can enjoy doing all that too! 

The Ridgefield Library has just expanded our OverDrive digital collection website to include an eReading Room for children and teens. Our downloadable collections now have a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for young people. It includes ebooks and audiobooks, and browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Of course, this does not mean that our younger patrons are limited to only the downloadable content in the eReading Room. There are many other audiobooks and eBooks in the general OverDrive collection they would like. But the children’s / teen collection site filters the overall digital collection to just show children’s and teen content, so our younger patrons do not have to wade through all the adult titles to find The Hunger Games or Percy Jackson. All you need is your Ridgefield Library card. And downloadables are especially convenient, as titles expire automatically when “due,” so there’s no need to worry about late fees or losing them under the couch cushions.

Contributed by Teen Services Librarian and head of Children's Services Geri Diorio

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