Meet your new friend: Libby…and a few more!

Libby is a free app where you can borrow eBooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use to read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card. Libby has easy step-by-step instructions, but any staff member will be able to help you.

Libby has a few other “friend” apps to access eBooks and audiobooks that can broaden your reading horizons even further, as you can see on our website:

NLPL Website

The Tumblebooks app is one of my favorites for early readers and there are many areas to explore within this app. TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books. There are over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, graphic novels, as well as books in Spanish and French.

While I am an avid “book in my hand” kind of person, I am starting to read on my devices more frequently. Sometimes, the book I want is checked out and not on the shelf. When this happens, you have the option to check in any or all of the apps listed the NLPL Website. These photos show you the different apps with links to download for your specific device, tutorials to watch, and of course, the help button.

Why should you download any of these apps? Besides convenience and accessibility, throughout November until December 20th, you can enter to win a raffle basket with a Kindle Fire and McAlister gift card!

Stop in soon for help or download any time to be entered! And may the apps be with you….. 🙂