Friday, January 18, 2013

My Media Mall--Better Than Ever

Have you checked out My Media Mall lately? We've been getting more questions than ever in the Youth Services department about e-books and other e-resources. It seems many kids got electronic devices for the holidays (or their parents got new ones and the kids got the previous versions).

As a frequent user of My Media Mall, I can tell you that the recent update makes it better than ever. There are so many great new features. First of all, it's easier to browse. The large color book covers make it fun for kids (and adults) to look at the titles. You can easily view the children's titles by clicking on either Children's Fiction or Children's Nonfiction at the top of the screen. Then you can narrow your search by choosing options on the left side of the screen: grade level, electronic format, subject, or publisher. You can even narrow it down to see what's currently available to check out right now by clicking Available Now at the top of the screen! One of my pet peeves with My Media Mall was never knowing what I could check out right then--now I can easily see.

Fair warning though--make sure to either know in advance what e-format (Kindle, ePub, PDF, etc) your devices allows you to use or check the Help section to learn more. One feature of the old My Media Mall was that it showed you picture icons of devices that particular book worked on. Now you have to know in advance.

Make sure to check out all the new books that have been added. I was so excited to see study guides available on My Media Mall. From ACT for Dummies, to the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker books--even books we own in the Homeschooling section. Here's a link to the general study guide books here and here's a link to the Spectrum guides for Math, Language Arts, and Illinois Test Prep (really popular materials at DPPL). Just click here to access those.

Bet you can't wait to sit down and explore all that My Media Mall has to offer you and your children. Happy exploring!

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