So, again I have two apps to offer you this week. Because they’re kind of related.
The first app is from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and is called the Teen Book Finder (available for both Android and iOS). When the app opens, it gives you “Today’s Hot Picks,” a list of three books featured for the day. If you’re looking for reading suggestions and want to know if your favorite author has a book you’ve yet to discover, search by author. If you’re looking for a book in a certain genre for one of Mrs. Selinsky’s independent reading assignments, search by genre. There is even a feature that lets you see if a local library has a particular book, but there don’t seem to be many library options in our area, so it’s not worth the battery power (since you need your GPS turned on to use it).
The second app is Overdrive (also available for Android and iOS). This app allows you to download and play or read both audiobooks and ebooks from your library onto your phone or tablet. I know some of you are already using it. I use it all the time and love it! You do need a library card in order to access the library collections, but, remember, it’s library card sign up month, so this would be a good time to go get a library card if you don’t already have one (since the library has lots of other services available which I’ll highlight as the year goes on and which will make your academic life a lot easier at times).
Both apps are free!