The Los Lunas Public Library recently purchased two eBook platforms in an effort to provide access to reading materials for the youth and teens of the area.
While patrons can download eBooks and eAudiobooks at New Mexico Library to Go at nm.overdrive.com, the selection for youth and teens is very limited. To address this limitation, the Los Lunas Public Library purchased access to Tumble Book Library and Teen Book Cloud utilizing New Mexico General Obligation Bond funds.
Tumble Book Library is an online database of more than 1,100 titles for grades K through the sixth grade, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, graphic novels, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists and books in Spanish and French.
The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! You can access just by visiting tumblebooklibrary.com.
Teen Book Cloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school students. The database offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock as well. You can access just by visiting teenbookcloud.com.
General Obligation Bond funds are voted upon by New Mexico voters every two years to help support public, school, academic and tribal libraries in the state in providing services to the public. The next GO Bond is on the Nov. 3 ballot as GO Bond Issue B in the amount of $9,500,000. The GO Bond will provide $3 million each for academic libraries, public libraries and public school libraries, and $500,000 for tribal libraries.
It is estimated that Valencia County academic, public and school libraries stand to gain close to $240,000 if the bond issue passes.
For more information on accessing any of these databases, call the Los Lunas Public Library at 839-3850.
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