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Why Not Enjoy Some Great Library Downloadables - COVID-19 Quarantine?

Find Your LIbrary And See What They Offer.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid March 23, 2020

What to do when you’re at home during the COVID-19 Quarantine? Why not visit your local library online? We have some great libraries in the area and many offer online resources to keep us entertained, educated and encouraged. 

What does your library offer? 

Poudre River Public Library District:

These are the downloadable materials and here’s an overview of some of the adjustments that have been made.

1. Overdrive:

a. New digital only card implemented… no need to have a library card for access

b. Limits are the same. The limit is 10 at a time; not 10 a month

c. Selectors are keeping an eye on the holds lists and purchasing a variety of titles.

2. Kanopy:

a. We in the process of raising the download limits, but it has to be done by Kanopy, so it may take some time for this to happen.

b. Kanopy Kids is free viewing – no play credits needed.

c. Kanopy and their partners have created a list of movies that can be played without using play credits, so check that out on their site.

3. RBDigital; Biblioboard and Odilo limits are the same.
4. Flipster Magazines: Sorry, we cannot change limits. Limits of downloads are set by the magazine publishers.

5. Naxos, Films on Demand, Bookflix, Trueflix, Scienceflix do not have limits. They work like a database.

6. hoopla: The number of hoopla credits has been increased.

7. Tumblebooks has opened up all their databases. If a customer goes through our website, they can access Tumblebooks without a library card.

Library staff will be monitoring the  Ask A Librarian website, so please feel free to send your questions.

Loveland Public Library

Here are some fantastic Downloadables 

Creativebug provides unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, anywhere. Classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.
Create an account with your email and library card.

New York Times has unlimited access to digital articles from 1821-1923 and 1980-today. Access to the Spanish and Chinese Language editions of the Times. Watch videos and listen to podcasts. Explore education resources like Learning Network, including lesson plans for teachers. Use the New York times mobile apps for phones and tablets.

There are two ways to access the New York Times. Both require you to make an account.

RB digital Audio Books, Magazines, and Streaming Video.
An extensive selection of audiobooks published by Recorded Books. Audiobooks are available with unlimited access, all the time.

Download and read the latest issues of your favorite magazine. Hundreds of back issues available

Now Available Streaming Videos: Click for access, login as often as you like for the next 7 days, and unlimited streaming.
Acorn TV: The Best in British TV and Film. World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain. Including favorites such as : Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Inspector George Gently, and Agatha Raisin.

Great Courses: Library Edition. Over 150 of the most popular full-length courses, including Fundamentals of Photography, The Inexplicable Universe:Unsolved Mysteries, The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain.

Pongalo Watch over 10,000 episodes of your favorite telenovelas and TV series, and tons of movies from Latin America, Spain, and the US. All in Spanish and on demand.

You may now access the RB Digital Audio Books , RB Digital Magazines, and RB Streaming Video with the RB Digital App.
To use RBDigital, you will need to setup an account with a user name and password.
To see the streaming video, you will need to login on your RBDigital account to view get access to the selection.

Front Range Downloadable Library offers an extensive collection of eBooks and audiobooks, available for easy download through the Libby app, Overdrive app, Kindle or your computer.
Works with most tablets and smart phones, Kindle Fire, and Kindle (black and white). For specific devices, please check the information here.

Hoopla has movies, television shows, music albums, and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers! Borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets, and computers. 

(Loveland Library Update 4/6/2020 4:06pm 

Closures and stay-home orders will not block access to the broad range of services offered to Loveland residents by the Loveland Public Library during the season of COVID-19.

Zoom-facilitated book clubs, online library cards, social media connections and virtual story times for children are examples of ways customers can plug into library services, staying safe and healthy at home while the building is closed at least through April 20.

“We know that our patrons miss having opportunities to browse bookshelves, use computers, attend special events and mix with the library’s staff and other customers,” Library Director Diane Lapierre said. “However, we have a talented and creative group that has found other ways to keep people informed, inspired and connected during this very difficult time.”

Here are examples:

  • The      library’s website, www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org,      is a great starting point to learn about service updates, resources,      downloadable offerings and virtual programs.
  • Users      can click on “Get a Library Card Online”      on our homepage, and within 24 hours receive digital access to e-books,      audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, movies, music and materials for home      schooling. 
  • Follow      links to social media pages at Facebook, Twitter,      Instagram, NextDoor and YouTube for fresh and ever-changing opportunities      to connect to services. 
  • Teens      have special social media connections that      offer daily challenges, book recommendations, activities, quizzes and      other activities, with links easily found on the website. 
  • LPL’s      children’s staff has been filming Storytimes      and science programming from their homes. Online, through social media and      the website, find the familiar faces of Kris and Claudeth for English and      Spanish storytimes, Cindi for science programs and Ms. Beth delivering      digital bedtime stories. Find the lineup at www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/virtual-storytimes-science-and-more
  • Adults      can participate in the library’s Virtual Book      Club, hosted on Zoom, the easy-to-use video conferencing tool that has      become a popular meeting ground during the pandemic. First, view the handy Zoom tutorial HERE.

Join the group at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 9 for a discussion of Jon Krakaur’s gripping nonfiction account of a fatal Mt. Everest expedition, Into Thin Air. At the same times on April 16, discuss with others Gail Honeyman’s funny and enchanting novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

 April is National Poetry Month and the Library is partnering with the Loveland Poet Laureate to celebrate poetry through a wide range of activities for teens and adults including daily writing prompts, shared poems and other activities. Visit the Library’s Facebook page for more.)

Glenn A Jones Memorial Library in Johnstown has some great downloadables too. 

Berthoud Community Library District is offering curbside pick up of books if they have enough staff. Call (970)532-2757

Clearview Library District has some great downloadables too.

Tumblebooks (eBooks) Animated and talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that you can read or have read to you. Help using TumbleBooks is available here.

OverDrive (Audiobooks, eBooks) Popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Download eBooks and audiobooks onto your portable device, including Kindle, iPhone/iPad and Android. Help using OverDrive is available here.

Kanopy (Movies) Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Help using Kanopy is available here

Hoopla (Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Television) Stream movies, television, music, and audiobook titles. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. Help using Hoopla is available here.

Freegal (Music) Download music. More than 7.9 million songs in more than 200 genres of music. Stream music, or download up to five songs per week to an iTunes account for uploading them to an iPod, MP3 player or other devices. The songs are yours to keep. Help using Freegal is available here.

Flipster (Magazines) Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.