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101 Book for Summer Reading

Here is a selection from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 101 books for summer reading. As this article says, "summer reading is anything you want it to be" and this eclectic list provides enough variety to satisfy almost any reading mood. Sections are devoted to editor's picks, compelling reads, thrills & chills, Wisconsin connections, Pop-culture, Baseball, and more. Find selected titles in InfoSoup, or check out the full article for more recommendations.

RBdigital (Zinio, OneClickdigital et al) - Maintenance and Upgrade

The RBdigtal gateway, the launching site for Zinio for Libraries, Artistworks, Comics Plus, OnePlay, and InstantFlix, will be down for a major planned service update beginning at 7pm, Monday, June 26 and running through approximately 9am, Tuesday June 27. These services, along with OneClickdigtal audiobooks, will not be available during the update.

OneClickdigital Audiobook Users

After the update, on June 27th, the OneClickdigital app will be updated to the new RBdigital app. This update can happen (1) automatically, if users have selected to have their apps update that way, or (2) manually, if triggered by users.

Once the app is updated, you can log in with the same credentials used for the OneClickdigital app. The new RBdigital app will have all your previous checkouts along with stored wishlists, holds, and history, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again.

In the new RBdigital app you will be able to access and check out both audiobooks and magazines.

Zinio Users

What will happen to your Zinio for Libraries app?

Starting around July 10, Zinio users will receive a notification within the current Zinio for Libraries app alerting them to the availability of the new RBdigital app and giving them the option to download it. The message will also show a counter counting down the timeframe for when the app will no longer function (currently planned for Sept. 8).

Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. In <X> weeks you will only be able to access your magazine collection on RBdigital. Please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.“

At the bottom of the message are the following buttons: “Update to New App,” “Remind Me Later” and “Don’t Ask Me Again.”

When you install the RBdigital app, you can log in with the same credentials used for the Zinio for Libraries app. At the end of the countdown the Zinio for Libraries app will be locked and you will see a message encouraging you to download the new app, but you cannot access the new app until you download and install it.

Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.

The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on the device until you delete it. When the Zinio for Libraries app is deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will have all previous checkouts available, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again, as needed.

If you have any questions or problmes, you can contact RBdigital support by phone  Monday – Friday 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 877-772-8346 or email support@oneclickdigital.com

Read On Wisconsin Summer Picks

Read On Wisconsin has great summer selections for ages preschool through High School. Find the books in InfoSoup, or check out the Read on Wisconsin web site for more details.

TumbleBooks App Now Available

Tumblebooks has just released a new app. The app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, and can be found on their respective stores by searching for TumbleBook. When you login the first time, select Library then enter USA and Wisconsin and then tap Next.For Library, Select InfoSoup Libraries/Outagamie Waupaca Library System and then entry your library card number without spaces. Do not log out when you are done or you will need to enter the login information again. Just remember, all tumblebooks content is streamed, so you will need an internet connection to use the TumbleBook app.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. With your library card you can sign up for a free account or use any existing RB Digital Account (such as Zinio) to access the site. Learn more and view the full course list on the ArtistWorks for Libraries gateway page.

2017 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads is happy to announce that, Stella by Starlight, by best-selling author Sharon Draper has been selected for the 2017 Read, which is a one book, one community reading program.  Readers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions and events leading up to the author’s visit to the Fox Cities on April 4th & 5th, 2017.

Visit the Fox Cities Reads website to learn more and to view the Events Schedule.