3 Ways to Engage with eBooks!
Here at LSE, we have 3 ways to access electronic books:
2. Follett eBooks
3. Overdrive (NISD Digital Library)
Scroll down for instructions on using these 3 resources! Also, see below for links and documents that you can print related to eBooks!
Tumblebooks is a collection of online, animated books. It is geared toward younger readers, but there is content on the site appropriate all the way to 5th grade.
Tumblebooks also includes:
Whereas Tumblebooks is a database for which we pay a yearly subscription, I purchase ebooks from Follett (one of our district's main library book vendors) on a book-by-book basis. We currently have over 900 Follett eBooks. I have tried to purchase books on a variety of levels and of a variety of curriculum related topics. There's a mix of fiction and non-fiction. To find out about AR information on a Follett eBook, please cross-reference with AR Bookfinder. Watch the video at the bottom of this section to learn more.
You can access Follett eBooks through our Catalog (Destiny), which is also a Follett product. See the video for more information.
Once you are to the point where you are ready to read the Follett ebook, you will be required to login. Username is the student's s# with the "s" in front. Password is the student's 4x4 password (first 4 letters of their last name, last 4 digits of social security number). If you need more help with this, please contact the library.
Click the button to watch a video about Follett eBooks.
NISD Digital Library (OverDrive) is a service purchased for the entire district to allow users to check-out ebooks, audio books, music, videos, and other digital material, and use it on their Nooks, Kindles, iPhones, iPads, etc. This is the same system the San Antonio Public Library uses, if you are familiar with theirs. Students will need to use their student number (lunch number) WITH THE S IN FRONT to check-out a book from the NISD Digital Library. OverDrive will not allow an elementary student to check-out middle and high school books.
OverDrive has an excellent Help/FAQ section with videos on how to use Overdrive, as well as videos for every device out there! (Use the Video tab at the top) Mrs. Eckert encourages you to use this first if you need help, and reminds you that she is not an expert on the use of every device (she uses a Nook SimpleTouch and her iPhone).
To find out about AR information on an OverDrive book, please cross-reference with AR Bookfinder.
Click the button to watch a video about using OverDrive. (Click on "School Library Website" on the left side for video.)