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    SMPL Mobile  

    SMPL Mobile is a free app that makes it easy to find and discover new titles, manage your account, and get the branch and availability information you need, anytime and anywhere. 
    App Store
    / Google Play


    Libby (by OverDrive)

    Meet Libby. A fresh and easy way to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive. Check out up to 15 titles at a time. 
    Need help? Find step-by step help at: Getting started with the Libby app.
    App Store / Google Play



    Use the new Libby app (above) for most devices. Continue to use the Overdrive app for your Kindle Fire. Check out up to 15 titles at a time.


    Hoopla Digital

    Hoopla is a streaming service you can use on your computer, tablet or smart phone. They have music, audio books, ebooks, comics, movies and television, with up to 6 downloads per month.
    App Store / Google Play / Kindle Fire


    RBdigital (previously Zinio for Libraries)    

    RBdigital offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Visit our help page to get started.
    App Store / Google Play

    Note: The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on your device until you delete it. When the Zinio app is deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device. The new RBdigital app will have all previous checkouts available, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again.


    Brainfuse/Help Now  

    Brainfuse is on-demand, one-on-one tutoring: Students receive live homework assistance from a tutor. HelpNow is a complete tutoring system consisting of tutoring, collaboration, and study tools.
    App Store / Google Play


    Mango Languages 

    Mango Languages' PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages.
    App Store / Google Play

    Sesame Street eBooks 

    Sesame Street eBooks 

    More than 165 classic books based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum.  Includes 4 different formats: read along books, audio books, animated books, and interactive books.



    TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

    Tumblebooks apps are available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, and can be found on their respective stores by either searching for TumbleBooks... or clicking on the links below:

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