Have you used cloudLibrary before? If not, you’re in for a treat. Those who are already enjoy OverDrive will love this resource. cloudLibrary is a fantastic app for kids and families looking for eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy from the convenience of the couch.

You can download the app for your phone or tablet on the App Store or Google Play, or access it through a computer via Fountaindale Public Library’s eResources page, under the Learning & Tech tab.

Never used it before? No problem! Our Niche Academy tutorial on cloudLibrary is very helpful no matter what device you use. Additionally, you can always reach out to us via our live chat, by email or text or by phone.


USING CLOUDLIBRARY ON A COMPUTER

When cloudLibrary opens, it opens onto the “Featured” page. Here you’ll only see the newest titles. If you don’t want to scroll through that way, you can use the “List View,” which can be seen at the right of any row of titles. From there, you can easily borrow or place holds. If you are as impatient as I am, the Filter tool at the top allows you to only see items available for immediate check out.

At the top of the page you can select “Browse” to create a selection of titles more specific to your interests. There, you select fiction or nonfiction and the age level. The list of genres at the top can be selected or unselected so only genres you want to read show. If you click the star to the left of each row, that genre or topic is added to your favorites list. Select the star when you next browse to only see titles from your favorite genres. 


CLOUDLIBRARY MOBILE APP

The app looks a little bit different, but functions the same way as the website. Once the app is open, select the search icon at the bottom of the page. The “Featured” and “Favorites” tabs function the same way as on the website. Tapping a star will make the genre or topic you’re interested in show up in Favorites. Selecting the “All” tab at the top of your screen gives you access to the same options for browsing as the site, but selecting your preferences is just a little bit harder.

There is a line near the top of your screen that will read a number of results. Tapping on that will open up a screen where you can select age level, fiction or nonfiction and any topics or genres you want to show up in your search fields. Tap on any of the topics you like—there are tons of them—then tap “Save” at the top right. 

You can also filter options by tapping the little icon with three lines at the top right of the screen in the search tab. Once you’ve selected an item, you will see more information and have the option to borrow, place a hold or save a book for later.

Now you can join me in enjoying cloudLibrary Please visit our eResources page and get started!


New Titles

Don’t Stand so Close to Me
by Eric Walters

Quinn, Isaac and Reese are all set to enjoy spring, when life is turned upside down by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Despite feelings of restlessness and boredom, they try to find ways to cultivate usefulness and positivity. This book is incredibly timely and filled with hope. It is a great title for sparking conversations about the difficult time we all struggle with together. On top of that, it is an easy read at only 120 pages. Check out Don’t Stand so Close to Me on cloudLibrary!

Wildlife According to Og the Frog

Og and Humphrey return in the third book of this Humphrey spinoff series. Now Og and all his friends from Room 26 have gone to Camp Happy Hollow for camp and a summer full of adventure. Og has all sorts of responsibilities: he has to watch out for Humphrey, help his fellow campers adjust, and encourage everyone to try their best. But when Og is let loose in the lake, he finds himself in a tough spot. It’s a good thing he has experience in the wild! Check out Wildlife According to Og the Frog on cloudLibrary!

I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916

This graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis’s bestselling book is based on the real events of the 1916 Jersey Shore shark attacks and combines historical fact with high-action storytelling. This story teaches about the true events that inspired the classic movie Jaws while remaining age appropriate. This is a great title for reluctant readers and elementary school readers, as well as anyone interested in sharks or history. Check out I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 on cloudLibrary!

Check out a more of our newest titles on cloudLibrary!