batteriesCreating and maintaining a collection of electronic materials for children and young adults requires planning. Not only do you need to consider the physical resources in your library, but you also must plan for remote access of virtual collections.

Recharging batteries, reformatting hard drives, backing up software, and cleaning mice are only a few of the many tasks involved in dealing with technology resources.

Many library websites showcase electronic materials on their website. For instance, explore eBooks - Children and eBooks - Teens from Washington County.

Rather than housing electronic materials themselves, some libraries are seeking outside vendors such as Overdrive or NetLibrary. For instance notice the services provided at the following libraries: Bettendorf, Washington Centerville, NYPL, and Cincinnati.

Regardless of whether your public or school library chooses to check out electronic materials, it's important that patrons are aware of their options and opportunities. For instance the Cincinnati Public Library has provided an article exploring e-book reader options.

eye means readRead The Big App: New York's Libraries Take Homework Help Mobile by Linda Braun in School Library Journal (December 1, 2010). Learn how the New York libraries are using Apps to reach out to young people through social technology.

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