January 2021 at the
Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library
2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-3742 and oaklandnjlibrary.org
Happy New Year from all of us at the library! We hope you all share the same New Years resolutions in 2021: visit your library and read more! Please note that the library is open to browse and we also have curbside pickup available. Just call or email our staff and we will put your materials on a table outside. Of course the digital library is always open and we're always adding new things. If you would like to see something added, make a suggestion to our staff. We would like to let our patrons know that our digital magazine collection will move from RB Digital to Libby Overdrive starting in 2021. Please see below for details.

See you around the library,

Peter Havel
Director
MAGAZINES NOW ON LIBBY OVERDRIVE!
ATTENTION OAKLAND PATRONS!
New Destination for Digital Magazines

BCCLS Patrons will no longer have access to RB Digital platform for magazines after December 27, 2020. Not to worry! You will still have access to thousands of digital magazines through LIBBY OverDrive.

OverDrive will be the new destination for BCCLS members to access over 3,000 magazines simultaneously. These include popular titles we have had like The Economist, The New Yorker, The Week, US Weekly, Reader's Digest, Woman's World, and MORE! Magazines are still available in several languages such as Spanish and Chinese, and everything is accessed through LIBBY. 

Download the Libby app to get started. If you have any questions, visit us or call at 201-337-3742.

Happy Reading!
OUR BOOK SALE WILL CONTINUE INTO JANUARY!
MEGA BOOK SALE
OPL Lobby
Month of January

The Oakland Public Library will continue to host the New Friends of the Library book sale in the lobby during the month of January. Adult fiction and children's books are on sale for HALF PRICE.

There are many adult and children's books to choose from. Many of the books are in like-new condition and make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Stop by and see what we have to offer while supporting the New Friends of the OPL!

Book Sale Prices:
Children's books- $0.50 each
Adult fiction- $1.00 each
TECH TUESDAYS with Jessika - Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
1/2 hour Appointments
Call the Library Reference Desk: 201-337-3742 #7004
Tech Tuesdays with Jessika
Tuesdays in January- 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
By Appointment Only - 201-337-3742 #7004

Oakland Library patrons can ask questions related to their computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone. Our Reference Librarian, Jessika, will be able to answer your questions about video calling, apps, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Email, YouTube or any of the services OPL offers: RB Digital, Hoopla, Libby OverDrive, Rosetta Stone or Lynda.

Please email Jessika at Jessika.santulli@oakland.bccls.org or call the Library 201-337-3742 ext. 7004 and leave your name and number and what you would like to review. Jessika will call you back and set up an appointment with you. Appointments will be no longer than 30 minutes. You may select either telephone or Zoom call appointments. 
BOOKS2GO HOMEBOUND DELIVERY PROGRAM
Books2Go Homebound Delivery Program
Brought to you by the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Senior Center

Have library books and media delivered right to your home - contact free!
Open to homebound seniors and Oakland residents with disabilities.

Contact the library to reserve books (based on availability) to be delivered. Don't have a specific book in mind? No problem! Our librarians will put together book bundles based on preferences to be dropped off.

Deliveries & pick ups will take place every Tuesday by the Senior Center Van.
To reserve books, call the library today at (201) 337-3742. RESERVATIONS REQUIRE ONE WEEK NOTICE.
CURBSIDE PICKUP CONTINUES!
CURBSIDE PICKUP at the OAKLAND LIBRARY
Email your Adult or Children's Dept. requests to OAKLCIRC@BCCLS.ORG (please do not reply to this newsletter), 
OR phone the library at 201-337-3742 #7002. 
This is for items in the OPLNJ collection only.  

OPLNJ can also create a selection of books, DVDs, & CDs for you, of Oakland items only, just let us know your preferences: author, genre, non-fiction, etc.
Make sure you leave your name and telephone number when you contact OPLNJ.  OPLNJ will call you when your bag of materials is ready to be picked up. 

Returned Items to the OPL: Due to protection of our patrons and staff, returned items will remain in quarantine for 72 hours. The items will remain on your card until the staff is able to check them in. 

Remember, it is a Fine Free Year!  
Children's Department SPECIAL EVENTS IN JANUARY!
VIRTUAL Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, January 5, 12, 19, & 26
11:00am
Zoom in!

VIRTUALLY Join Ms. Barbara and listen to fun stories and sing along to favorite songs! Oakland children, ages 2 to 5, will be singing along to favorite songs and listening to stories. Registration is not required.

Click Here to zoom in! (You can use the same Zoom link for each meeting)
Terrific Two's and Three's! 
Friday, January 8, 15, 22, & 29

Terrific Two's & Three's! is a Story Time for two to three-year-olds and their caregiver. Join us VIRTUALLY on Fridays in January at 11:00 am. Younger children will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is not required.
 
Scribble Tales! with Ms. Debbie
Thursday, January 14 at 2:30pm
Zoom in!

VIRTUALLY join Ms. Debbie for "Scribble Tales" on Thursday, December 17 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm. Participants will draw along with Ms. Debbie and create a surprise character (or two). Oakland children, ages 4 & up, will need to have paper and crayon ready at the beginning of the session. Registration is not required.  

Winter Craft Bag Pick-Up
January 20-22
In-person: OPL Children's Room

Winter Craft Bags will be available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, January 20. Oakland children of all ages may come into the Children’s Department OR call ahead for curbside pick-up for this small Holiday Craft. One craft bag per child, please. Supplies are limited, and crafts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is not required.
WHAT'S NEW ON THE SHELVES?
Fiction:

Neighbors - Danielle Steel
American Traitor - Brad Taylor
The Lost boys - Faye Kellerman
Before She Disappeared - Lisa Gardner
The Russian - James Patterson

Non-fiction:

ADHD 2.0 - Edward M. Hallowell
Aftershocks - Nadia Owusu
Beginners - Tom Vanderbilt
Martha Stewart's Very Good Things - Martha Stewart
A Thousand May Fall -
Brian Matthew Jordan

DVDs:

12 Hour Shift
American Dream
Jungleland
Dead Reckoning
Dreamland

Audiobooks:

Deadly Cross - James Patterson
Piece of My Heart - Mary H. Clark
The Awakening - Nora Roberts
Marauder - Clive Cussler
Your Digital Library - Open 24/7
KANOPY - Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. 
 Kanopy
  
Downloading Kanopy (Android)
  • Go to your Play Store app on your device.
  • Type "Kanopy" into the search box located at the top of the screen.
  • Install Kanopy to your device (this may take a couple of minutes).
  • Once installed, open the Kanopy app on your device.
  • Swipe to the left to get to the "Sign Up" screen, and select "Sign Up."
  •   Enter your name, email information, and create a password.
  •   Check your email to verify your email address for Kanopy.
  • Once you verify your email, go back to the Kanopy App and click "Add your library."
  •   Choose Oakland Public Library as your library.
  • Enter your library card number.

Downloading Kanopy (iOS/Apple)
  • Go to your App Store on your device.
  • Type "Kanopy" after clicking on the search magnifying glass.
  • Install Kanopy to your device (this may take a couple of minutes).
  • Once installed, open the Kanopy app on your device.
  • Swipe to the left to get to the "sign up" screen and select "sign up."
  •   Enter your name, email information, and create a password.
  •   Check email to verify your email address for Kanopy.
  • Once you verify your email, go back to the Kanopy App and click "Add your library."
  •   Choose Oakland Public Library as your library.
  • Enter your library card number.

Kanopy Home Screen
  • From the Home Screen, you will be able to access a wide variety of different film categories.
  •   Scroll down or across to see more items or tap on "See More" written in red on the right side of the screen.
  • You can also use the Search icon (magnifying glass) to search for specific titles in the upper right corner. 
  • Once you find a title, simply click on it, and tap the red play button in the middle of the screen. 
    Items will be automatically returned at the end of the loan period.
  • All currently borrowed items are located in the "Borrowed" tab next to the "Home" tab.
  •   You are allowed 10 downloads per month.
  •   There is a red square in the upper right corner with the number of your remaining views.
  • The three vertical dots in the upper right corner give you access to your "Watchlist" or to allow you to "Continue Watching" videos that you have currently borrowed.
HOOPLA - Download or stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and more!

Downloading Hoopla (Android)
  • Go to your Play Store app on your device
  • Type "Hoopla" into the search box located at the top of the screen.
  • Install Hoopla to your device (this may take a couple of minutes).
  • Once installed, open the Hoopla app on your device.
  • Select "Sign Up" at the bottom of the screen.
  •   Enter your email information and create a password.
  • Choose Oakland Public Library as your library.
  • Enter your library card number.
  • Select "sign up" to finish sign up procedures and click "Let's go!" to log in.
  • You did it!

 Downloading Hoopla (iOS/Apple)
  • Go to your App Store on your device
  • Type "Hoopla" after clicking on the search magnifying glass.
  • Install Hoopla to your device (this may take a couple of minutes).
  • Once installed, open the Hoopla app on your device.
  • Select "Sign Up" at the bottom of the screen.
  •   Enter your email information and create a password.
  • Choose Oakland Public Library as your library.
  • Enter your library card number.
  • Select "Sign up" to finish sign up procedures and click "Let's go!" to log in.
  • You did it!

Hoopla Home Screen
  • From the Home Screen you will be able to access different media categories.
  •   Audiobooks, E-books, Music, Movies, Comics, Television
  • Scrolling down will show you "Featured" or popular items in each media category.
  • You can also use the Search icon (magnifying glass) to search for specific titles or authors in the upper right corner.
  • Once you find a title, simply click on it, select "Borrow," then select "Tap here to download," and enjoy!
  •   Items will be automatically returned at the end of the loan period.
  • All currently borrowed items are located in the "Borrowed" tab next to the "Home" tab.
  •   You are allowed 10 downloads per month.
  • Hoopla will also show your borrow history in the "History" tab.
  • Save your favorites in Hoopla by selecting the heart icon on the titles screen of your selected title. Those will be saved in the "Favorites" tab.
  • The three vertical dots in the upper right corner bring you to your settings where you can access "Kids Mode" and "Link to a TV Device."
  •   Kids Mode: designed especially for kids up to age twelve. All of the movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics have been curated and brought together in one family-friendly place.
Libby by Overdrive - Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks and now MAGAZINES, available on App Store, Play store, or on a computer at Libbyapp.com
Libby & OverDrive for Kindle Fire & Kindle Paperwhite

***Libby is not available on Kindle. To read books borrowed from OverDrive on your Kindle, you must use a third party device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer.***

Kindle Paperwhite (Through a Smart Device)
  • Follow the steps to download Libby on your third party device (iPhone, Android, tablet).
  • After you download Libby and open the app, go through the questions to get started.
  • When Libby asks you if you will be reading on other devices, select that you will be reading on a Kindle device.
  • Sign in using your library card and enter the Libby library.
  • At the top left of the library page you will see a plus sign for preferences, where you can place filters based on your reading needs.
  • In "Preferences," change "Compatibility" from Libby to Kindle.
  • This will allow you to see what materials are Kindle compatible.
  • Once you have found a book to read, select "Borrow." If the item is available, then go to your bookshelf, select "Manage Loan," for that item, select "Send to Device," then select "Kindle."
  • You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the book where you'll be prompted to sign in.
  •  From your Amazon account, you will be able to push the Kindle Library Book to your Kindle  Paperwhite.
  •  Verify the "Deliver to:" device as your Kindle and select "Get library book."  The item will show   up on your next sync of your device when you are connected to WiFi
  •  If the book is showing up blank on your Kindle device, go back to your OverDrive account book  shelf, select the book giving you trouble, and select "Report Kindle Book Problem."

Kindle Paperwhite (Through a Computer)
  • If you do not want to use your smart device, you can log into https://ebccls.overdrive.com/ on a computer.
  • Sign in using your library card information.
  • At the top of the page, select "Kindle Books" - this will provide you with all Kindle compatible titles.
  • Once you have found a book to read, select "Borrow" if the item is available, then go to your bookshelf, select "Manage Loan" for that item. Select "Send to Device >Kindle
  • You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the book where you'll be prompted to sign in.
  • From your Amazon account, you will be able to push the Kindle library book to your Paperwhite.
  • Verify the "Deliver to" device and select "Get library book."
  • The item will show up on your next sync of your device when you are connected to WiFi
  • If the book is showing up blank on your Kindle device, go back to your OverDrive account bookshelf, select the book giving you trouble, and select "report Kindle book problem."

Kindle Fire Tablets
  • In the app store on your Kindle Fire tablet, search for OverDrive .
  • Download application and open on device.

OverDrive Home Page for Kindle Fire Tablets
  • Open application sign up using your library card.
  • Find your library by typing in Oakland and select go.
  • Choose the BCCLS - Oakland option. Enter your library card information.
  • Select "Add a Title" and you will be directed to the eBCCLS webpage.
  • Sign in using your Library Card again.
  • At the top left of the page, you have the search icon to look for authors and titles.
  • To see if a particular title is Kindle compatible, select "advanced," enter the title and change format to "kindle book," and select "search."
  • At the top right hand side you will find your bookshelf icon, as well as three horizontal lines which provide you with your account settings.
  • You can also look for Kindle compatible titles this way by selecting the three lines and selecting "Kindle Books" and the home page will now show Kindle compatible titles.
  • Select "Borrow" and a screen will appear with the option to keep browsing or read now with Kindle. Select "Read now with Kindle."
  • You will then be redirected to Amazon.com where you are prompted to sign in.
  • From your Amazon account, you will be able to push the Kindle compatible library book to your Kindle by selecting "Get Library Book" and it will be sent to your device bookshelf on your next sync
  • If the book is showing up blank on your Kindle device, go back to your overdrive account bookshelf, select the book giving you trouble, and select "Report Kindle Book Problem."

Downloading Libby (iOs/Apple & Android)
  • From the Home Screen, go to Play Store or App Store.      
  • Select "Get" and install application.
  • Once Libby has been installed, open the app.
  • Libby will ask you a series of questions:
  •  Do you have a library card?
  • Would you like to locate your library?
  • Answer yes to search for library. Select BCCLS-Oakland Option.
  •  Will you be reading in Libby or on another device?
  •  If you are not using this device as a third party application for your e-reader, answer "You will be reading in Libby."
  • Sign in with you library card and select "Enter the Library.

Libby Home Screen (iOs/Apple & Android)
From the Home Screen, Libby is very easy to navigate!
  • Using the magnifying glass at the top left of the library home page, you can search for titles/authors.
  • Also at the top left of the library page you will see a plus sign for preferences, where you can place filters based on your reading needs.
  • At the top right of the home page, you will see the Libby icon, where you can see your settings: Library, Library Card, and Help options to further explore Libby
  • You can have more than one card attached to your app, such as a child/relative
  • At the bottom left of the screen is the library home button, which navigates you back to the home screen if you get lost while browsing.
  • At the bottom right of the screen is your bookshelf where you can manage your loans and see your history.
  • Once you have found a book to read/listen to, select "Borrow" if the item is available. If it is not available, select "Place Hold" to be put in the queue for the next available copy.
  •  If you are going on a trip without access to WiFi, it is important to download reading/listening materials before starting your trip.
Oakland Public Library
2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-3742