Month: November 2021
iVOX is awarded Best Digital Tools award for teaching & Learning

iVOX is awarded Best Digital Tools award for teaching & Learning

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning "iVOX is a storytelling app that not only gives young readers the immersive technology they have come to expect from hours of video gaming, but which has been proven to support literacy development. Students interact with the app, allowing them to view the story from many angles and in...

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Worcesteria: Move over Spotify, here’s … the library?

Worcesteria: Move over Spotify, here’s … the library?

When I was a kid, I remember picking up music — mostly CDs but also the odd cassette tape — from my local library. Free music has always been as much a part of modern library offerings as books and movies. When the Worcester Public Library launched the Freegal music streaming service in early February, it was the natural progression of things — from vinyl to cassettes to CDs to streaming....

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Grand Forks Rotary Club comes through with special library books

Grand Forks Rotary Club comes through with special library books

The books read themselves, according to library directorA host of new and exciting books are available to young readers at Grand Forks’ library thanks to a donation by city Rotarians. The books come from a line of interactive stories that read themselves, according to Library Director Cari Lynn Gawletz. Grand Forks & District Public Library added eight of these “Vox books,” named after the...

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Katie Friedericks: Introducing books that move

Katie Friedericks: Introducing books that move

Parents are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for their children. Thanks to a new offering from the Greenwood Public Library, they won’t need to look far. iVOX Books is a book app for children ages 3-8 which uses the latest in storytelling technology to delight and engage curious young minds. Kids can follow along with a story while interacting with its characters and...

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VOX Books Offers Kids an Immersive Reading Experience

VOX Books Offers Kids an Immersive Reading Experience

VOX Books Grade Level K-4 Billed by Library Ideas as the “world’s first audio books that live in print books,” VOX Books have been in use for a few years, and the catalogue is rapidly expanding. These hardcover books come with an embedded audio reader and a jack for users to plug in headphones. The audio reader runs on a battery that can be recharged with the included charger. Users can open the...

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Best French Companies and Startups for 2021

Best French Companies and Startups for 2021

We are excited to announce that Library Ideas was chosen as one of the 39 Top Digital Entertainment Startups and Companies in France for 2021 The full article can be found here. Here's an excerpt: This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Digital Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Digital Entertainment...

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iVOX, IR Books and VOX Books are all 2021 NAPPA Award winners

iVOX, IR Books and VOX Books are all 2021 NAPPA Award winners

National Parenting Products Awards writes: "Congratulations on being recognized as the best in the industry for iVOX™ Books, IR™ Books and VOX™ Books. We are so excited to welcome you into our NAPPA Awards family and we can’t wait to celebrate you." From the NAPPA site for the VOX Books award they write: VOX VOX™ Books are the world’s first audio books that live within print books. The...

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Coquitlam library to offer region’s first experience with immersive reality books

Coquitlam library to offer region’s first experience with immersive reality books

By:  Kyle Balzer Colours and details so vivid, they practically jump off the page! Believed to be a first for any Metro Vancouver library, children are set to use virtual reality goggles in efforts to expand educational opportunities. Coquitlam Public Library is said to be the first in Metro Vancouver to offer patrons immersive reality experiences.Coquitlam Public Library A notable...

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KC Public Library announces “Whenever Book Club” for those of us who want a book club, but are bad at doing a book club

KC Public Library announces “Whenever Book Club” for those of us who want a book club, but are bad at doing a book club

By  Brock Wilbur It is possible, and we aren’t suggesting that this is the case, but it is possible that you or someone you love might be bad at book clubs. We know: scandalous. J/K. We’re terrible at it. We love reading books. We plow through them. Yet, somehow, when it comes time to be held to a deadline for discussions, we fall through absolutely every time. It is as if the mere...

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