Category Archives: Digital Resources

BookFlix

Good news –  Pennsylvania's Power Library provides library patrons access to a new reading program that you and your child can access from home!  Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Your children can access Scholastic BookFlix anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week!  BookFlix includes:

  • Classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction eBook.
  • Spanish language versions of many pairs.
  • Read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words and directions for each activity read aloud.
  • Educational games and activities so children can show what they have learned.
  • Safe, age-appropriate web links selected by Scholastic’s editors so kids can extend their learning on a topic.
  • Meet the author section to learn more about the author of each fiction book.

Scholastic BookFlix is specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers – it’s the perfect resource for independent reading practice at the library and at home!

BookFlix can be accessed through the Power Library.  Visit your library's "Resources and Databases" page for patron access.  For more details about your library’s subscription to Scholastic BookFlix and easy instructions for using BookFlix from home, please contact a staff member. 

Apps used by Librarians…

What apps do you use? 
eBook, game and news apps are among the many categories of apps available on mobile devices.  Which ones are most important to you?  Let us know- leave a comment below.

And, be sure to checkout this link "25 Most Popular Apps used by Librarians."  Click here.

 

Changes to our eMedia Library!

In the upcoming days, our eMedia Library will be getting an update!  

Some of the changes to our online collection include: 
  * Easier Borrowing 
  * New Formats
  * Browser-based reading (no downloading)

More information about the changes can be found by clicking here.

eBooks and Audio Books On Your Mobile Devices

It is now possible to access, download and use eBooks, Audio Books and other eMedia library materials on your mobile devices- including tablets and eReaders.

You can download the 'OverDrive Media Console' App to your devices today!

Click here for more information.
 

Skyping with the Kids

Learn how to Skype with the kids on Tuesday, September 11th, 6pm, at
the Ford City Library. Skyipng is a new way to make free or
inexpensive calls to family and friends using the computer. Skype
allows for a range of calling options and lets you see your loved ones
while you speak. The prograrm is free and registration is suggested.
For more info, or to register by Sept. 7th, call 724763-3591.