NC Kids Digital Library is a collection of ebooks, eAudiobooks and videos with K-12 interest levels.Titles may be accessed through your Internet browser, the Overdrive app or the Libby app. The collection is available to 85 participating public libraries across North Carolina. Go to https://nckids.overdrive.com/ (How To Login to NC Kids)
Visit https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/categories/getting-started.htm for detailed instructions on how to use Overdrive and the Libby app on your device. When you are asked for your library or location, use Craven-Pamlico Regional Library.
Check out rules:
● Up to 5 titles may be checked out at a time
● At checkout, select 7, 14 or 21 days (14 is default)
● Return items early to free up your loan limit
● Items automatically return at the end of the check out period
● Use the wishlist to create a list of items for future checkout
Most items are limited in the number of check-outs. However, there is an “Always Available” collection
that allows for simultaneous use. Visit https://nckids.overdrive.com/library/alwaysavailable or look for
the “Always Available” notation. These are the titles to use if you want multiple students reading the
same title at the same time.
To find titles in a specific reading level, click on the search icon, then choose Advanced. There is a
section called “Levels” which includes Interest (by grade range), ATOS, Lexile and Text difficulty (by
grade). For a list of all titles in one of these levels, simply choose a level and leave all other search
boxes blank and click search.
Clicking on any title will show copies available. In the example below, there are 3 copies available for
check-out and 5 copies are already checked-out.
There is a collection of read along titles that include audio narration. Find the collection here
https://nckids.overdrive.com/collection/89701 or look under Collections > Ebooks > Read Alongs.
Some Read Alongs include text highlighting during narration, These titles say “Read Along” at the top
of their cover images.
For Dyslexic Readers
Once a title is downloaded and opened, click on the menu and choose Reading Settings. Various text
options are included. Look for OpenDyslexic, a typeface designed against some common symptoms
of dyslexia. May not be available on all titles.
The videos in the collection are created from illustrations from the published books themselves, along
with professional narration and accompanying music and sound effects.
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