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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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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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