With the monies that the Westfield Memorial Library was recently awarded through the 2016 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Library Grant, the Youth Services Department was able to purchase Fable Learning, an e-book service for children, and a Krayon Kiosk, an interactive education and gaming station for children 2 to 8 years old.
With over 600 exclusive eBook titles and growing, the Fable Learning Collection focuses on high interest and original literature by well known children’s authors, as well as texts from authors whose work educators trust. The collection is evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction, Spanish bilingual editions and STEM content. It covers Pre-K through 8th Grade.
Accessible at any time and on almost any device, Fable learning allows multiple users to read the same book at the same time when connected to the Internet. There are no waiting lists or check-ins or check-outs, and the books have three professionally narrated reading modes: Read to Me, Let Me Read and Auto Play.
To access the eBooks, visit the Library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, scroll down to the lower left hand corner of the home page, click on the blue and orange Fable Learning icon in the middle, click on the Fable learning image, and browse titles from there. Directions for downloading to Android and Apple devices are on the Fable Learning screen as well.
Molly Adams, head of Youth Services said, “We are very excited to offer this new option for accessing e-books for children. Fable Learning is an excellent resource, and we are grateful to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for this grant.”
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”