Apps and Digital Reading

The library is so much more than what is on the shelves! We are your entryway to a world of digital entertainment and educational opportunities. Check out the resources below to discover fun apps, digital books, and more!

Online Ebooks

Featured App

Animalia
from the picture book by Graeme Base
A fantastical alliterative journey through the animal kingdom with thousands of alphabetically-arranged images and ideas to discover along the way, from An Armoured Armadillo, though Great Green Gorillas to Zany Zebra’s Zigzagging in Zinc Zeppelins.

http://www.graemebase.com/publish/app_1.html

 

A Note About Screen Time

Parents, it’s important to remember that experts do not recommend any screen time for children age 0-2. That includes television, movies, iPads, tablets, smart phones, etc. The reason is because that is the most important time for care givers to be interacting with the infant or toddler, which is what promotes brain development and bonding.

After two years, caregivers should be interacting with the child and the screen, asking open ended questions and encouraging conversation. That will promote the early literacy skills a child needs to be ready to read.