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JVB Check it Out: eBook app expands language features for readers

JVB Check It Out

Did you know your local library has a way to access digital books with different language options as a reading setting?

Within OverDrive and its Libby app, there is a setting to ensure reading comfort as they focus on finding and enjoying their next great read.

Libby now allows users to browse, search and enjoy the app in nine additional languages: German, French, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Libby will recognize the readers’ device language setting and automatically display the app in that language if included in the list above. Users will be able to toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on their device.

Libby has several other features available to make reading easier on your device, in addition to offering a dyslexic font — dyslexie — dyslexic readers, and font sizing options to make the text larger. Also within the app, you can adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

Your local library has thousands of eBooks and e-audiobooks available that you can borrow for free using your mobile device through the Lycoming County Library System.

A link to get the free Libby app is available at https://ebranch2go.overdrive.com/.

If you have questions about using OverDrive or Libby, contact Sue Mayshock, the audiovisual specialist at the James V. Brown Library, by calling 570-326-0536.

Libby is a great resource to take advantage of during this time when the library is closed to public access for browsing.

This is one of the many ways the library supports the PA Forward Initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society. 

— The James V. Brown Library is open for holds pickup service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage by appointment and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Passport services are not available at this time.

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