Month: April 2022
Library Launches Book Club for Procrastinators

Library Launches Book Club for Procrastinators

BY MICHAEL SCHAUB Whenever, wherever, you and books are meant to be together. That’s what the Kansas City Public Library wants you to realize. The library in Kansas City, Missouri, is starting a “Whenever Book Club” for readers who love books but hate deadlines, The Pitch reports. “Book Discussions online, any time, with no face time required!” the library says in an appeal to Zoom-weary...

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Summer reading programs and VOX book collection at Urbana Free Library

Summer reading programs and VOX book collection at Urbana Free Library

Summer Reading program and a new VOX book collection are happening at the Urbana Free Library.Summer Reading: Reading Colors Your World!:May 15 – August 31Those who read enough to earn one prize are automatically entered into a raffle to win one of three Roku Expresses!The Library is offering take-home craft kits for each age group. They will be available while supplies last. Preschool aged...

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Kids Everywhere are Begging for These Virtual Reality STEM Books!

Kids Everywhere are Begging for These Virtual Reality STEM Books!

Written by Alexandra Pitchon By combining cutting edge virtual and augmented reality technology with educational children’s books, Library Ideas’ new line of immersive reality books engages the minds and senses of curious young learners like never before. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time to witness the birth of the universe? Or traverse the depths of the ocean...

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Library Ideas Launches E-book Service for Libraries

Library Ideas Launches E-book Service for Libraries

Library Ideas, a Fairfax, Vir. media company delivering digital services to libraries, has launched Freading, an e-book program that allows libraries to pay for e-books on a per download basis. Over 50 libraries have signed up for Freading and about 40 publishers have made titles available, said company cofounder Brian Downing. Among the publishers that have signed on are Sterling Publishing,...

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Library Ideas to Launch AR/VR-enhanced Children’s Books

Library Ideas to Launch AR/VR-enhanced Children’s Books

by Matt EnisOn Sunday, June 23, Library Ideas will debut Immersive Reality Books, a new line of children’s nonfiction titles featuring integrated virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content, LJ has learned. Created in partnership with Bellwether Media, the new line of hardcover books will be available exclusively to libraries beginning this fall. Aimed at 7-12 year olds, an initial...

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Learn About Our New Immersive Reality Books – Bellingham Public Library – Massachusetts

IR Books–Immersive Reality

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time to witness the birth of the universe? Or traverse the depths of the ocean for a close encounter with a great white shark? What if you could roam the Arctic Circle among the polar bears? Well, now, it’s possible—and all from the comfort of your own home.  Discover a Virtual World of Wonder with IR Books Marzipan soufflé brownie...

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Online Book Club

Online Book Club

The Book Club For The Other 90% Did you know that over 90% of your library patrons don’t participate in book groups? We have a solution for that! The Online Book Club is a perfect supplement to your already-established book groups, and helps you reach otherwise unreachable patrons. Library Ideas has partnered with PBC Guru, the #1 online book club management company in the country, to bring this...

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Introducing iVOX

Introducing iVOX

We're soaring to new heights with iVOX - our innovative new product based upon our popular VOX Books iVOX is a children's book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology; part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes -...

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