I have had the Overdrive app for a few years now. I read constantly on my phone and Overdrive allows me to check out books from our library in Texas (no matter where we live) and send them to my kindle app. If you have a TX driver license, you can get a Houston Public Library card for free online right here!
Ok, so last week I decided I was fed up with buying books for my son only to have him reject them.
In Singapore most of the books are wrapped in plastic in the store. So it's not like we can go browse the bookstore for the perfect book. I also have not been impressed with our local library.
So I pulled out our ancient iPad mini and decided I would set my kid up with his own kindle app and let him check out books from the library to try out.
But when I opened the Overdrive app on the iPad there was a message. "Have you tried, Libby?"
Why no, I had not!
Y'all! Libby is LEGIT. They should call her Legit Libby. Libby is for Lovers. Libby SAVES LIVES- or at least pocketbooks.
Libby is an excellent app for browsing books in your library, downloading them, AND reading or listening to them directly in the app.
Do you know what that means? That means I can open Libby on the iPad, turn on Guided Access, and confidently walk away knowing he can't do anything else on that iPad. If you don't already know, guided access comes on all apple devices. Here's how to find it.
Hallelujah! This is an incredible comfort for mamas in a day and age when children can access all kinds of scary things with screens.
The best part is that since my son with dyslexia is still reading graphic novels, he can read them in Libby IN FULL COLOR!!!
These boys will read all day. Note we only have one iPad so my youngest is reading on my old kindle device which is only in black and white. Poor deprived child.