with Kathy and Chris Rippel

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Beloit, Port Library
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Stockton Library
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (following the Programming Workshops in Beloit and Stockton)

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This workshop will discuss downloading eBooks and audiobooks from these sources on a variety of devices including smartphones.  We will discuss Android apps for downloading free eBooks, both classics and new titles.  This workshop provides handouts with links to online text and videos helping you and patrons.


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Let's Play: Programming @ Your Library (flyer)Program
Thursday, August 8: CKLS
Wednesday, August 14: Beloit Port Library
Tuesday, August 20: Stockton Public Library
All Workshops are from 9:30am to 12:30 pm

This Workshop is free. Registration deadline is August 6, 2013
Register for this event.

     Tumblebooks are ebooks with audio for kids.  Children can read along, or just have the book read to them.  All books play directly in your internet browser window, so there is no software or files to download. Additionally, Tumblebooks has been set up so that no login is required to access our account. There are no limits to how many books or other materials you use on Tumblebooks. 

Try out TumbleBooks by clicking on the above graphic or on the graphic on the left sidebar.

Most materials will be for children elementary grades 2-3 and younger, though older students may enjoy access to classic stories like Anne of Green Gables or The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

Other options and materials:

  • Reading comprehension quizzes and games (word searches, puzzles) for most books.  Some of these features do not yet work for mobile access, but that is coming soon. 
  • Videos, most commonly associated with non-fiction books.  Example: Meet the Meerkat has a short video provided by National Geographic.  
  • Language Learning section contains picture books translated into other languages.  There are currently books in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian. 
  • Playlist feature--add multiple titles to a playlist for uninterrupted storytime on your computer! 

This wonderful electronic resource for all Kansans is provided by the State Library of Kansas, which is providing training, handouts, bookmarks, logos, and buttons for your library's website.

Upcoming Webinar for TumbleBooks: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.


The patron pamphlet for all statewide ebooks/audiobooks has been updated to include Tumblebooks.  A specific TumbleBooks slip is also available.  Both are found here: http://www.kslib.info/digitalbooks/resources-for-librarians.html

Logos & more from TumbleBooks: http://asp.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/teacher_downloads.asp?vendorid=517738

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