We have big news to share! The Library recently acquired a collection of fun new services, for readers and writers, from BiblioBoard. We’re very excited about them, and hope you will be, too! The following links can all be found in the Digital Library under BiblioBoard - Create / Discover / Share:
BiblioBoard Library(Discover) contains e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, music and more -- similar to OverDrive or Hoopla, but with no checkout limits (items are always available!). It also includes local and Idaho-based resources. AND you can download the app for Apple, Android, and Kindle.
Quick tip: If you’re in the Library’s service area (East Bonner County), you can browse and read / view / listen, etc. without logging in, but you have to create an account to save favorites and create bookmarks.
Pressbooks (Create) is a self-publishing platform for people to create and publish their own work. If you are a writer, this is the tool for you! You can design books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats.
Quick tip: The first time you open Pressbooks, select "Connect via your local library" and THEN "Get started now" to create an account. After that, you can log in with whatever account credentials you created.
The Indie Author Project (Share) allows authors to upload their completed work and have it shared in libraries across Idaho, and potentially get chosen for the "select" program, which showcases high-quality titles from across the country. See how it works.
We are so grateful for all the readers, writers, and creators in our community, and we hope you take full advantage of these new services! Happy Holidays!!
Vanessa Velez, Collection Development Librarian