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Library set to launch new eBook service and new design

posted May 9, 2014, 10:49 AM by Ray Palin
On Thursday May 15th the library will launch its new OverDrive eBook service. OverDrive eBooks, unlike the library’s current collection of Amazon Kindle titles, will be available for use on students' personal electronic devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Nooks, and Android devices. OverDrive will initially be used to supplement our summer reading collection and make our most popular summer reads more accessible. Additional content, including some audiobooks, will be added in the future.

Dovetailing with the school administration's recent decision to allow personal tablets within school, the new OverDrive service represents a significant advancement in the library's commitment to move forward digitally and meet students where they work, which is primarily online. All students and staff will have access to OverDrive. Visit the library website's OverDrive page to learn more.

Another significant change for the library is currently underway and will be completed over the summer. When students return in August, library floorspace will have been fully redesigned. The change is meant to accomplish a few things: increase opportunity for small-group collaboration, expand VLACS (Virtual Learning Academy Charter School) workspace, and accommodate more than one class per period. This story, which includes a sketch of the room, provides more detail.