Monday, April 13, 2015

Are you a little bit dyslexic? OMC now offers a reading font for you!

In the most recent OverDrive OMC app release one of the new features is the ability to select a dyslexic font for reading.
(Note if using a Kindle Fire, you have to use the OverDrive app rather than the Kindle app to get this font option)

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.

This new font option will make reading easier for students with dyslexia as well as library patrons who struggle with the condition. Determining letters is now much easier, allowing readers to concentrate on the book’s content instead.

To select the dyslexic font:
  1. Tap the center of your device’s screen when reading a title
  2. Choose the font options button. 
  3. Select which dyslexic font you’d like to use.
    As always, you can also adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

#SpringBreak is finally here and summer vacation is right around the corner! Time to get into SHAPE!

Feel confident in your swimsuit with the latest diet, nutrition and fitness tips that really work! Checkout the latest issue of SHAPE from the Library's Zinio Collection today!

Want to know more about our digital magazine service Zinio for Libraries? Visit Hot Topic - Zinio

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Did you enjoy the Big Library Read book Shakespeare Saved My Life?

If you enjoyed Shakespeare Saved My Life you might also enjoy read-a-likes such as Rocket Boys.

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir--a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space . . . and who made those dreams come true.

Find this read-a-like along with 18 other titles on our Featured Collections list Shakespeare Saved My Life Read-Alikes 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

You are never to old to wish upon a star!

Enjoy your old favorites, Goofy, Donald Duck and more that made Disney movies classics for generations. Now appearing on hoopla streaming movies for free!  All you need is a LVCCLD library card.
New to hoopla? Visit Hot Topic - Hoopla to learn how to get started with streaming movies and TV shows.