As we see an influx of parents and students learning to do virtual school, remember the many invaluable resources Bartlesville Public Library offers, virtually and on-site!
According to a survey, 70% of parents who homeschool noted that the public library is their most valuable resource. It is important to know how to access the library’s digital collection and all of the benefits it can provide as well!
With Libby, you can instantly borrow content to help expand on student interests. Having easily accessible, instant resources helps students dive deeper into what they want to learn about it. For example, if a particular book is required for a lesson, it is very easy to check it out from the digital collection, and never worry about late fees!
Even if your student just wants to take a break from academics and curl up with the newest in the Wimpy Kid series or a comic from the Marvel collection, borrowing eBooks or eAudio Books is a great way to get books fast. Whether it is for school or for fun, reading is reading!
Parents can benefit too with titles that can sharpen their own skills while getting a refresher on upcoming curriculum and ideas for fun and creative learning activities. Download the Libby app onto any mobile device today, and have an extra library resource available!
The Oklahoma Virtual Library Surpasses1 Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020!
The Oklahoma Virtual Library announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1,144,191 million digital book checkouts in 2020! This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of lending digital materials through libraries in ebook and audiobook formats, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. The Oklahoma Virtual Library, consisting of over 92 libraries in Oklahoma, is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million checkouts!
Oklahoma Virtual member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Reader interest and usage has grown every year!
The highest-circulating title Oklahoma Virtual readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2020 was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, audiobook version, by J.K. Rowling.
The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 2. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 3. Blue Moon, by Lee Child 4. The Guardians, by John Grisham 5. Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling 2. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 3. Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis 4. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 5. Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich
Readers in the Bartlesville area just need a valid library card, Traditional or Digital, to access digital books from Bartlesville Public Library’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).
The BookPage 2020 December issue features seasonal favorite reads, new holiday books, great gift ideas for the book lovers on your list, and this year’s top titles!
Pick up the December 2020 printed edition of BookPage from Bartlesville Public Library, or click the link above and connect to the online edition!
BookPage is a discovery tool for readers thathighlights the best new books published each month. A trusted resource since 1988, BookPage serves more than 400,000 avid readers as one of the only editorially independent book reviews on the market.
Bartlesville Public Libraryis pleased to announce ournew in-house periodical: Writer’s Digest!
Writer’s Digest has been an excellent resource for aspiring and seasoned writers for the past 100 years. Enjoy the informative, bi-monthly publication that is now available at BPL! Ask for it at the BPL Reference Desk. Writer’s Digest has many FREE online resources including Script, which features screenplay and screenwriting tips! Click HERE to check out Script!
Writer’s Digest also has a digital edition; however, a subscription is required.
Enjoy reading the FREE copy at Bartlesville Public Library!
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