I have a post up at the BEA Librarian blog all about summer reading, literacy, and snobbery. Go read it!
I’m using Digital Storytime and the CYBILS site to curate a collection of early literacy apps for my library’s iPad. I’d really like to offer these apps to my patrons who are interested in items such as Your Baby Can Read and Hooked on Phonics, but I’m not sure of the best way to circulate this iPad. Do other libraries allow these expensive items to go out the door? Do you make them in house use only?
Here are some of the apps I’m looking to buy:
Wee Sing & Learn ABC.
The Edible Suit, based on the new vestments by Edward Lear
Dr. Seuss’ ABC (pretty much any Dr Seuss app, actually)
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Richard Scarry’s Busytown
Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App
I have to get there
Any BOB book apps
Nosy Crow Cinderella
Any Sandra Boynton Book Apps
The Monster at the End of This Book
Go Away, Big Green Monster
Does anyone else use book/literacy apps in their library, either as a collection or as a programming tool? Let me know!
I have a new post up over at the BEA Librarian blog about books for gift-giving, which is also kind of my best of 2011 post. Or at the very least, some books I liked a lot.