With the season of giving over, many of us find ourselves with new electronic toys. New toys mean new opportunities to download just the right app for what we need. The Library offers many resources that have apps! Below is a list of resources we provide that have apps for Apple and Android devices.
You’re looking for a book? Whether it’s reading text or listening to a narrator – in some cases multiple narrators – we’ve got multiple resources that will let you have a look or a listen to best sellers, comfort reads, and hidden gems. We have Library2Go, aka OverDrive, and RBdigital. Both have eBooks and eAudiobooks. Library2Go provides access to streaming video; the RBdigital app, on the other hand, links RBdigital and RBdigital magazines into one application for your mobile device, meaning you only need one app for both resources. Both apps are available in the Google Play store, the Apple App store, and Amazon store.
For younger readers, we have TumbleBooks Library. TumbleBooks provides many reading opportunities for all ages and reading levels. Books range from storybooks to chapter books, allowing readers the chance to grow and build their reading skills. TumbleBooks includes readalongs, where text is highlighted as the narrator speaks, guiding the reader along. There are beautiful graphic novels and fun music videos. The TumbleBooks app is available for Android and Apple products.
If you’re more into music, or looking to add a soundtrack to your daily life, we have Freegal music – legally free songs and videos from various artists in various genres. Currently, library card holders are allowed to download and keep five songs a week, so your personal playlist can grow easily in leaps and bounds. This app is available for most Android and Apple mobile devices, as well as Kindle Fire.
What if it’s not entertainment you’re looking for exactly? What if you’d like a little edification, a little education? Or just learn something new? We have two online resources with accompanying apps that might be what you’re looking for. If you want to learn a new language or to have a little refresher, take a look at Mango Languages. You could learn Spanish, French, Farsi, or Danish; there’s even Pirate – arr matey! For more serious educational and life skills help, try tutor.com. Here an aspiring student can find instruction in different subjects at different levels and take practice ACT or SAT tests. Both the Mango and tutor.com apps can be found in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.