eRESOURCES

New! iVOX: Books that move!


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--immersed in the narrative like never before (no 3D glasses needed!).

How to use iVOX

You must be connected to the internet to use the app.

Download the iVOX app from the Apple or Google Play store.

When prompted, enter your zip code and select your library (Osterville Village Library). Upon selecting your library, the login screen will appear where you will be asked for your Osterville Village Library card number.  Once your card is validated, you will be in the iVOX App’s main area where you can browse, search, and download iVOX Books. If you have any problems logging in, please contact us.

From the homepage bookshelf, choose a book and select “Check Out Now.” Your book will begin downloading immediately.

Once your book opens, a short tutorial will play showing you how to use iVOX. Tap the book cover and it will start playing automatically. A sound effect will let you know when it’s time to turn to the next page; you can do so by selecting the RIGHT ARROW key. To go back a page, press the LEFT ARROW key. You can PAUSE / PLAY the book at any time.

To enhance your viewing experience, move your device UP or DOWN to see the 3D scenes from different angles. You can also pinch and zoom your screen to alter your experience.

To view how much time is remaining on your book, go to the Home Screen (Bookshelf) by tapping the bookshelf button in the upper left corner. From the Home Screen, tap the downloads button to see all your books and how much time is remaining.

Once you complete the book, you can read it again it by tapping the replay button just below the RIGHT arrow key. This will return you to the beginning of the book.
 


 



eBOOKS ON OVERDRIVE

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals and videos. If a book is listed in the CLAMS catalog as an ‘ebook,’ you can download that book onto your computer, tablet or smartphone using your OverDrive app.
 
If you want help downloading and using the OverDrive app:
  • go to our Children's eResource Page 
  • or contact us to schedule a time to bring your device into the library for a quick tutorial.
 
Storyline Online -- from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 

Follow this link to the Storyline Online website to "streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations."


 
HOMEWORK HELP
 

American Library Association - Great Reference Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/category/reference-desk
 
CommonSense Media - Reference and Research Apps and Websites  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/reference-and-research-apps-and-websites#
 
CommonSense Media - Best News Sources for Kids
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-news-sources-for-kids#


Commonsense Media – Homework Help Websites  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/homework-help-websites#

Great Schools! --  Homework Help Websites
http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/online-homework-help/


Britannica Online  http://library.eb.com/levels    

Fact Monster  https://www.factmonster.com/
 
Kids USA Gov  https://kids.usa.gov/

NASA Space Place  https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/


NASA Kids Club  https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Smithsonian Science Education Center   https://www.si.edu/kids 

 Lego Web Games  https://www.lego.com/en-us/games##sp=83.75

National Geographic Kids  http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/