We are happy to announce a new interface for the Wisconsin Digital Library that will provide kids with a destination where they can search for juvenile and young adult titles on their own website. The main digital library has titles, mostly in erotic and romance literature, that can have occasional cover art containing designs that are more adult themed. We know that this is a frustration to some patrons, often parents with younger children.
OverDrive has developed this new site just for kids that complements the main digital library site. Starting next Monday, Feb. 17th, there is a new location that you can direct kids and parents to if they are wanting to just search juvenile and young adult. The eReading Room for Kids and Teens is a link you can save as the default digital library location on computers in your children’s area. If you have a parent that would like their child to just be able to search juvenile and young adult titles, you can suggest they bookmark the new site on their child’s computer or device.
As you will see when you visit the new kids’ site, there is a link on the top of the main page to go to the main Wisconsin Digital Library site. There will be an infographic link on the main digital library site to take visitors to the kids’ site if they click on it. This site URL will cache in your browser. Juvenile and young adult titles will be available on both sites.