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Marcia Schatz <[log in to unmask]>
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Thank you all so much for your ideas.  They were a big help.


Marcia

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Marcia,
>
> The Maine State Library is changing from Overdrive to Bibliotheca at the
> beginning of March, and it is my understanding that school libraries will
> be able to set up accounts there, not just public libraries.
>
> However, in the past, we have sent patron application forms to the school
> which they then send home with students so that they can decide with their
> parents whether or not to sign up for a library account. That could work
> too.
>
> Janet Wilson
>
> Quoting Marcia Schatz <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Marcia Schatz <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Cc:
>> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:29:53 -0500
>> Subject: E bks
>> Dear School Librarians (and public too),
>>
>> I hate to be so stupid, but I have been discouraged by higher powers from
>> getting ebooks in our school library.  Although I've encouraged kids to
>> bring their public library card numbers so I can set them up with
>> Overdrive, I've had little success: they forget or don't have public lib.
>> cards.
>>
>> The kids who can afford to buy ebooks read a lot this way. I feel sure I
>> could boost reading by buying ebooks both here and at the high
>> school library where I am one day a week.  Both schools have a lot of
>> reluctant readers.  The only students with their own devices here are 6-8
>> graders who have MacBookAirs.  The high schoolers have iPads.
>>
>> I've been looking into Axis 360 from Baker and Taylor, but it requires an
>> initial $400 opening collection.  My school has only 52 students pre-K
>> -8th
>> grade and will probably have fewer next year. I'm only here 2.5 days/wk
>> and
>> need a system that is not too complicated for that reason.  Axis 360 would
>> serve that purpose, but perhaps other options would too.
>>
>> I would be so grateful if you great librarians could help me with advice
>> on
>> vendors, your process, how much you allot for ebooks, and your opinions.
>>
>> Please reply to the [log in to unmask] address below.
>>
>> TIA,
>> Marcia
>>
>> --
>> Marcia G. Schatz, LMS
>> The Brooklin School Library
>> 41 School St.
>> Brooklin, ME 04616
>> 207-359-2133 (work)
>> 266-5009  (cell)
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>> --
>> Marcia G. Schatz, LMS
>> The Brooklin School
>> 41 School Street
>> Brooklin, ME 04616
>> 207-359-2133 (work)
>> 207-266-5009 (cell)
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>> *"When in doubt, go to the library." *
>>
>> *— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)*
>>
>>
>> Marcia G. Schatz
>>
>> Fundraising Consultant
>>
>> Peninsula Free Health Clinic
>>
>> 26 Hinckley Rd.
>>
>> Blue Hill, ME 04614
>>
>> 207-374-5585 (clinic)
>>
>> 207-266-5009 (cell)
>>
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>
>
> --
> Janet Wilson, Director
> Rangeley Public Library
> P.O. Box 1150
> 7 Lake St.
> Rangeley, ME 04970
> (207)864-5529
> [log in to unmask]
>
>


-- 
Marcia G. Schatz, LMS
The Brooklin School
41 School Street
Brooklin, ME 04616
207-359-2133 (work)
207-266-5009 (cell)
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*"When in doubt, go to the library." *

*— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)*


Marcia G. Schatz

Fundraising Consultant

Peninsula Free Health Clinic

26 Hinckley Rd.

Blue Hill, ME 04614

207-374-5585 (clinic)

207-266-5009 (cell)

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