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December 12, 2013

Ottumwa Public Library announces e-book database for children

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Public Library recently subscribed to a new service for the community called, “Tumble Books.” Through Tumble Books, patrons will now be able to go to the library’s website any time and read children’s e-books, play learning games and have books read aloud to them.

“We’re really excited to have this new database available to our patrons,” Sonja Ferrell, director of the Ottumwa Public Library, said. “Parents, teachers and child care providers will all be able to share this with any child and not have to be worried about what they are looking at on the Internet.”

For access go to the Ottumwa Public Library website, www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org, and click on the online resources icon. The Tumble Books link is toward the bottom of the page.

The Tumble Book Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, nonfiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV (pre-set play lists of a sequence of books) and Tumble Puzzles and Games.

Tumble Books are created from existing picture books which they have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the Tumble Book format.

Patrons can also access Tumblebooks through any reading device that has an Internet connection such as tablets or phones, our site should automatically redirect you to “TumbleBookLibrary: For iPads and Mobile Devices." If not, please click on the drop down menu at the top right corner and choose “Mobile” then “Go.”

Finally, there are also e-books available in Spanish and French through Tumble Books.

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