Reading and Technology

BARDDid you know you can read books from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) on your smart phone or tablet? It’s like having a book in your pocket!  Download the BARD app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and start reading today.

BARD is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of special-format books, magazines, and music scores provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

If you need to set up a BARD account, please contact the library.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week and download a book today!

Teen Tech Week – Twist Fate Challenge

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As part of Teen Tech Week™, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate Challenge.

The goal of the challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) to tell stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a villain a hero (through writing, video, digital art, animation, etc.) and sharing them across the Deviant Art and Wattpad platforms.

The challenge takes place March 6 – April 6.

Try your hand at creative writing! What hero would you turn into a villain? Or what villain would you make a hero?

Books for Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is under way!  TTW2016 Logo2Try one of these technology related books from the library.

10 Inventors Who Changed the World   DB70684

Computing: A Concise History   DB75267, BR19587

The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age   DB79227

Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World    DB71442

The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age   BR16095

100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time   DB64790

Create It At Your Library – Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This week draws attention to the importance and availability of various technologies in libraries as well as the importance of digital literacy. Besides offering technologies such as audiobooks, 3D printers, databases, computers with internet access and more, libraries also have librarians with expertise in using many of these resources effectively. This year during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account will be taken over each day by an organization who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens. Topics may range from connected learning, makerspaces and making, learning labs, web literacy, digital skills, practical tips for using digital tools, and more. Follow @yalsa for the latest info! Or #TTW16 to see the conversation

Watch our blog for posts throughout the week on great books, activites, apps and more at your library!