We know that the days between December 25 and January 5 are some of the busiest of each year for libraries who deliver OverDrive digital titles to their patrons. This year we expect these days to be busier than ever, with cheaper Kindles and many other inexpensive tablets for sale, as well as the new Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet, which is ranked the number 4 toy in the US for this Christmas. So what does this mean?
We believe this will be a huge year for kids and eBooks, and that this trend will continue. For instance, in March, the “first child-friendly, juice proof” android tablet aimed at ages three through ten, will be launched.
With these new trends in mind, you’ll want to make sure you have a Kids’ eReading Room if you don’t already have one, and that it’s filled with the most popular materials for kids so they’re not disappointed when they try to find something to check out with their new devices. Many of our library partners have found that adding a Kids’ eReading Room has increased their circulation significantly, and right now you can add a Room free with a modest content commitment.
To save you time we’ve created several carts of guaranteed popular kids’ books to ease some of your burden of creating carts at this busy time of year. The lists below are divided by age level for your convenience, and include such titles as Frozen tie-ins, the newly available Dr. Seuss collection, and other proven top circulating books for kids. You can click on any of the links below to go right to the Marketplace cart to place your order, and then filter by selecting “not in collection” to see only the titles you don’t already own.
**Geographical rights may vary by title.**
As always, if you need help, feel free to contact your Collection Development Specialist, or the firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 216 573-6886, ext. 762 to reach the Collection Development Department or your specialist. We’re always happy to assist you in any way we can.