New! iVOX: Books that move!
iVOX is a children's book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Part eBook, part audiobook, and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes--immersed in the narrative like never before (no 3D glasses needed!).
How to use iVOX
You must be connected to the internet to use the app or desktop version.
Download the iVOX app from the Apple or Google Play store. Click the link to access the iVOX Desktop Version.
When prompted, enter your zip code and select your library (Osterville Village Library). Upon selecting your library, the login screen will appear where you will be asked for your Osterville Village Library card number. Once your card is validated, you will be in the iVOX App’s main area where you can browse, search, and download iVOX Books. If you have any problems logging in, please contact us.
From the homepage bookshelf, choose a book and select “Check Out Now.” Your book will begin downloading immediately.
Once your book opens, a short tutorial will play showing you how to use iVOX. Tap the book cover and it will start playing automatically. A sound effect will let you know when it’s time to turn to the next page; you can do so by selecting the RIGHT ARROW key. To go back a page, press the LEFT ARROW key. You can PAUSE / PLAY the book at any time.
To enhance your viewing experience, move your device UP or DOWN to see the 3D scenes from different angles. You can also pinch and zoom your screen to alter your experience.
To view how much time is remaining on your book, go to the Home Screen (Bookshelf) by tapping the bookshelf button in the upper left corner. From the Home Screen, tap the downloads button to see all your books and how much time is remaining.
Once you complete the book, you can read it again it by tapping the replay button just below the RIGHT arrow key. This will return you to the beginning of the book.
eBOOKS ON LIBBY
With Libby by OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and periodicals and videos. If a book is listed in the CLAMS catalog as an ‘ebook,’ you can download that book onto your computer, tablet or smartphone using your Libby app.
If you want help downloading and using the Libby app:
- go to our Children's eResource Page
- or contact us to schedule a time to bring your device into the library for a quick tutorial.
Storyline Online -- from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Follow this link to the Storyline Online website to "streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations."
American Library Association - Great Reference Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/category/reference-desk
CommonSense Media - Reference and Research Apps and Websites https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/reference-and-research-apps-and-websites#
CommonSense Media - Best News Sources for Kids
Commonsense Media – Homework Help Websites https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/homework-help-websites#
Great Schools! -- Homework Help Websites
Britannica Online http://library.eb.com/levels
Fact Monster https://www.factmonster.com/
Kids USA Gov https://kids.usa.gov/
NASA Space Place https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
NASA Kids Club https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
Smithsonian Science Education Center https://www.si.edu/kids
Lego Web Games https://www.lego.com/en-us/games##sp=83.75
National Geographic Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/