Monday, October 29, 2012

TumbleBooks' new iPad site

Below is a press release from our friends at TumbleBooks for their new iPad site.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
TumbleBooks is pleased to announce the launch of our new site for iPad. This means that instead of just having an iPad link, we have now created a mirror site specifically for iPad compatible content!!

Those logging onto TumbleBooks with an iPad will be pointed directly to our TumbleBooks for Mobile Devices site. It looks exactly like our regular website but all the content in every category will be iPad compatible!! You can also access the iPad content by using our Choose drop down menu on top right hand corner of our home page.

This is not an app you need to download from the iTunes Store. It is accessed through your regular browser just like TumbleBooks.

In the next few weeks, you will see new content for all of the categories - including new educational games and quizzes built specifically for the iPad and mobile platform. Every TumbleBook in the Story Book, Language Learning and Non fiction categories will be converted to an iPad compatible format. All our National Geographic videos - and the books they are paired with - will also be available in our new site. Those of you accessing TumbleBooks with an iPad will be able to enjoy the entire TumbleBooks experience!!
 If you haven't yet, please try them out and let us know what you think!

Monday, October 15, 2012

OneClickDigital - Webinars Available to the Public

Want to learn more about OneClickDigital downloadable audiobooks and have the chance to get your questions answered by a member of their staff?

They are offering a free, public, patron-focused webinar (online seminar) to demonstrate the service’s features. This 45-minute program will include a complete tour of the service and show patrons how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts, and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices.

These webinars will be held on:
Tue, Oct 23, 2012      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Tue, Nov 27, 2012     3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Pre-registration is required! Please click the above links to sign up.

If these sessions are not convenient, you can check back at on their website for future dates & times.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OneClickDigital - Kindle Fire app now available

Do you have a Kindle Fire? Want great audiobook downloads available instantly?

OneClickDigital, a provider of downloadable audiobooks has new upgrades.

They have officially launched the OneClickdigital app for the Kindle Fire. Users can download the app for free by searching for OneClickdigital in the Android Appstore at

OneClickdigital now offers apps for the iPhone, all Android devices, and the Kindle Fire. App users will be able to access and download audiobooks directly to their device, without having to connect to a computer.

Here are a few other recent enhancements to OneClickDigital:
  • The quick search bar is now available from all pages of the OneClickdigital website.
  • The preview player now plays from within the Title Detail page, instead of opening a new webpage.
For more information on how to get started with OneClickDigital, please check out their Help Pages or give us a call!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New OverDrive App for Nook

We just received a press release from OverDrive that brings good news for owners of newer Nooks!

OverDrive App for NOOK® Makes Library eBook Borrowing Even Easier

Highly anticipated release enables over-the-air eBook borrowing on
NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™

(Cleveland, OH) - October 2, 2012 - OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks for libraries and schools, announced the release of the free OverDrive Media Console app for NOOK, making it even easier for users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from libraries and schools. With the new OverDrive app, users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color can wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.

"With the OverDrive app for NOOK, readers can simply browse, checkout and download both eBooks and MP3 audiobooks," said David Burleigh, OverDrive's director of marketing. "NOOK has consistently been one of the highest rated devices in libraries and schools, and readers will welcome the convenience of the new app."

Users can visit the NOOK Store™ to install the free OverDrive Media Console app. The app enables users to locate a library or school nearby, browse or search their eBook collection and, after entering a valid library card or school ID, check out and download the title for a lending period of one to three weeks (depending on the library or school's policies). At the end of the lending period, the title simply expires. For more information, you can go to or