July 2021 at the
Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library
2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-3742 and oaklandnjlibrary.org
Happy July, Oakland!

Summer is finally here and it is time to sign up for Summer Reading at the Oakland Public Library. This year we will be using Read Squared to track reading for children, teens and adults. You can sign up on our website or download the app for free. We will still be handing out prizes and holding programs all summer, so make sure you check out our calendar to see what happens when and how to sign up. Happy reading!

See you around the library,

Peter Havel
Director
SUMMER READING: JUNE 29 - AUGUST 10!
ADULT SUMMER READING
JUNE 29- AUGUST 10!
REGISTER ONLINE WITH READSQUARED!
ADULT SUMMER READING
TALES & TALES
BEGINS JUNE 29 - AUGUST 10

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

How to register:

On the right side of the screen, click on “Register Now.”
Follow the prompts to register, and you’re in!

OR

Download the free ReadSquared App and follow the prompts to register.

OR

You may also call 201-337-3742 x 7004 or visit the circulation desk in-person and we will sign you up for ReadSquared.


*REGISTRATION PRIZES*
First 100 to register earn a FREE round of mini golf at Paramus Mini Golf!
First 50 to register earn an OPL book light!
While supplies last. Visit the library to pick up your prize!

TRACK YOUR BOOKS ONLINE TO WIN PRIZES!
When you finish a book, log it into ReadSquared.
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone you can call the library or visit the circulation desk.
Each book, audio book, or eBook you read helps you gain points and gain a ticket to enter a drawing for our 6 fabulous prizes.
The more you read, the more prizes you are eligible to win!
ONLY Oakland residents are eligible to win the prizes.
ALL prizes will be drawn at the end of the summer reading program on August 10, 2021.
All prizes not claimed by the following Friday are given to a runner up selected at random.

LEVEL-UP AS YOU READ MORE BOOKS!
1 BOOK (any format) = 300 points!

LEVEL 1 - 300 points (1 book): Entry to win Level 1 prize
LEVEL 2 - 900 points (3 books): Entry to win Level 2 prize
LEVEL 3 - 1800 points (6 books): Entry to win Level 3 prize
LEVEL 4 - 3000 points (10 books): Entry to win Level 4 prize
LEVEL 5 - 4500 points (15 books): Entry to win Level 5 prize
LEVEL 6 - 6000 points (20 books): Entry to win GRAND PRIZE

*6 Fabulous Prizes* 
LEVEL 1 - $25 Gift Card to Frank’s Pizza in Oakland
LEVEL 2 - $25 flex Gift Card to a variety of restaurants
LEVEL 3 - $25 Gift Card to Wegmans
LEVEL 4 - Kindle Fire HD 8 eReader
LEVEL 5 - Kindle Paperwhite eReader
GRAND PRIZE - $100 Gift Card to Café L’Amore in Oakland

Stop in every week to receive a small prize, just for participating!
(While supplies last.)
ADULT SUMMER PROGRAMS!
Registration is required.
QIGONG/CHAIR YOGA BLEND WITH SABRINA MAGGI
IN-PERSON ON THE LIBRARY PATIO (UNDER THE TENT)
MONDAYS @ 10 AM IN JULY AND AUGUST
WILL ALSO BE LIVESTREAMED ON ZOOM!
QI-GONG/CHAIR YOGA with Sabrina Maggi
MONDAYS IN JULY AND AUGUST
10:00 - 11:00 AM
LIBRARY PATIO (Under the tent) and Zoom

REGISTER for in person HERE! (max. 25)
For Zoom, register here!

Class dates:

Monday, July 12
Monday, July 19
Monday, July 26
NO CLASS MONDAY, AUGUST 2
Monday, August 9
Monday, August 16

A mellow, smooth practice focusing on the breath and the effect of the breath on the movement of the body, both physically and energetically. Chair Yoga will utilize the advantage of a chair in opening the body for a continuous flow of energy, or Qi. We use props to aid us in certain poses or as a tool to help us go deeper into poses. We can explore many poses like Warrior II and Tree pose all with the guidance of the chair! Of course if there is anything you do not feel comfortable doing you can always take a seat and focus on your breath. If you have yoga blocks at home, please bring them.

If you do not have yoga blocks or forget them I will have several pairs of extra blocks on hand. This Chair Yoga/Qi Gong fusion is an all level class, open to beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. This class is meant to be adjustable, relaxing, and fun so do not be afraid to explore something new, or maybe return to your practice.

Namaste,
Sabrina

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Sabrina@woventribeyoga.com 
JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JENNIFER BELTHOFF
TUESDAYS IN JULY AND AUGUST, 6:30-7:30 PM
IN-PERSON, LIBRARY MEETING ROOM - DOWNSTAIRS
JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP
with JENNIFER BELTHOFF
TUESDAYS, 6:30-7:30 PM
LIBRARY MEETING ROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)

REGISTER HERE!

Writing Workshop dates:
Tuesday, July 13
Tuesday, July 20
Tuesday, July 27
Tuesday, August 3

Write your way back to yourself. Journaling is a practice that provides you space to open up, unearth, and find the direction you want to go.

This class is open to everyone. You do not need to consider yourself a "writer" to join. Jennifer will focus on a theme each class and provide prompts so that you have an entryway onto the page.

Join us on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 to unravel your heart.

About Jennifer: 
Jennifer is a writer and heart-centered guide. She helps individuals unearth their own power, express creativity, and speak their truth as they trust their own path. She believes in the power of writing and knows that we aren’t meant to travel this journey alone.
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE MEDICINE SUMMER SERIES
with EMILY REIMANN
THURSDAYS IN JULY, 6 - 7 PM
IN-PERSON, LIBRARY MEETING ROOM - DOWNSTAIRS
CHINESE MEDICINE/ACUPUNCTURE SUMMER SERIES
with EMILY REIMANN
THURSDAYS, 6 - 7 PM
July 8, 15, 22, & 29
LIBRARY MEETING ROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)

REGISTER HERE!

Join Emily Reimann, M.S., L.Ac., this summer at the Oakland Public Library in New Jersey for an Introduction to Chinese Medicine series. During this series, you will learn about foundational theories such as Yin and Yang, the Vital Substances, and the Five Elements, as well as how these theories apply to medicine and everyday life. Other topics will include the basic anatomy and physiology of the internal organs according to Chinese Medicine, and how they correlate to the five Elements. Lastly, you will learn an overview of the primary pathways (meridians) and their circulation throughout the body.

Each class will include a brief meditation and simple movement practice that can easily be incorporated into your everyday life to promote well-being. Throughout this series, you will also learn a few acupressure points that you can use on yourself to boost energy and vitality, as well as to soothe anxiety when feeling stressed out. Classes will include a PowerPoint presentation with visuals to enhance understanding of concepts, and there will be time to ask questions as well. If you are curious about Chinese Medicine, this is a great place to start!

Emily Reimann is a licensed acupuncturist working in Oakland, NJ. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City in 2019. During her education, she studied three different styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Applied Physical Medicine (APM), and Kiiko Matsumoto’s style (KM). She has a background in yoga and energy healing and likes to combine her knowledge from these modalities to provide unique treatments specific to her patients’ needs. To learn more information about Emily, please visit her website at www.emilyreimann.com or contact her directly at 201-310-1703. You can also email her at contact@emilyreimann.com.
OAKLAND LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
THURSDAY, JULY 15 @ 5:30 PM
OAKLAND LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Thursday, July 15 @ 5:30 PM
IN-PERSON
Patio Under the Tent

The Oakland Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held on the Patio under the Tent.

They will be discussing When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro.

All are welcome. Chairs will be provided.
TECH TUESDAYS with Jessika - Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
1/2 hour Appointments - NOW IN-PERSON (OR VIRTUAL)
Call the Library Reference Desk: 201-337-3742 #7004
Tech Tuesdays with Jessika
NOW IN-PERSON!
Tuesdays- 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 IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL appointments.
CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT SUMMER READING EVENTS!
You’ll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys during the “TAILS AND TALES” Summer Reading Club! The festivities kicked off at the end of June, but there is plenty of time left to join in! Pre-readers and Readers will be using the READsquared online registration/tracking software to earn small prizes for every goal met. Programs will once again be in-person and held outside under the Library’s tent. There will be something for everyone! Thanks to the New Friends of the Library, all programs are free of charge!
"JIGGLY WIGGLY" with MISS VALERIE
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Friday, July 2
Library Lawn

Ms. Valerie and her wonderful “Jiggly Wiggly” music program will be held on Friday, July 2nd from 11:00 to 11:45am. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, will enjoy music and movement activities. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, June 16th. Group size will be limited.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME! 
11:00-11:30 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays
July 6 - August 5
Library Lawn

Preschool Story Times for three to five-year-olds will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, July 6th to Thursday, August 5th from 11:00 to 11:30am. The programs will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Both sessions will include stories, songs and fingerplays, and the Tuesday story time will also offer a short walk. Weekly registration is required. Group size will be limited.
CRAFT BAGS TO GO PICK-UP!
July 7 - August 4
OPL Children's Room

Craft Bags (to go) will be available each Wednesday from July 7th to August 4th during the summer. Oakland children of all ages may come into the Children’s Dept. OR call ahead for curbside pick-up for the craft bags. One craft bag per child, please. Registration is not required.
GARDEN STEPPING STONE CRAFT!
Thursday, July 8
3:45 - 4:30 PM
Library Lawn

Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will be creating garden stepping stones on Thursday, July 8th from 3:45 to 4:30pm. Children will be able to take their project home, and place it in a favorite spot. All materials will be provided. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, June 23rd. Group size will be limited

"MAGICAL MELODIES" WITH MR. CHRIS!
Friday, July 9
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Library Lawn

Chris Flynn will present his special blend of songs, musical instruments, and audience participation on Friday, July 9th from 11:00 to 11:45am. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, are invited to attend this “Magical Melodies” program with a caregiver. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, June 23rd. Group size will be limited.

UNIQUE CREATURES!
Thursday, July 15
3:45 - 4:30 PM
Library Lawn

Unique Creatures will visit the Oakland Public Library on Thursday, July 15th from 3:45 to 4:30pm. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will be introduced to a variety of live animals! The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. It is sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, June 30th. Group size will be limited.

"MOVE AND GROOVE" WITH MS. JOLIE!
Friday, July 16
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Library Lawn

Join Ms. Jolie on Friday, July 16th from 11:00 to 11:45am for her fabulous “Move and Groove” music program. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, are invited to attend. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, June 30th. Group size will be limited.
MAD SCIENCE - TAILS AND TALES EDITION!
Thursday, July 22
SESSION 1: 2:30PM
SESSION 2: 3:45PM
Library Lawn

Mad Science of Northeast NJ will present their animal-themed program, “Tales and Tails”, on Thursday, July 22nd. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will learn how animals move, see, and evade predators. Powerful defenses, such as electricity, toxic venom, and gooey slime will be explored. Two sessions of this fun-filled event will be offered. The first session will be held at 2:30pm, and the second session will begin at 3:45pm. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. It is sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, July 7th. Group sizes will be limited.

"JIGGLY WIGGLY" with MISS VALERIE
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Friday, July 23
Library Lawn

Ms. Valerie and her wonderful “Jiggly Wiggly” music program will be held on Friday, July 23rd from 11:00 to 11:45am. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, will enjoy music and movement activities. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, July 7th. Group size will be limited.
THE TURTLE SHOW with STEVE WOYCE!
Thursday, July 29
3:45 - 4:30 PM
Library Lawn

Steve Woyce will introduce live turtles and tortoises from around the world on Thursday, July 29th from 3:45 to 4:30pm. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will learn where and how turtles live, and what they eat. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. It is sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, July 14th. Group size will be limited.

"MAGICAL MELODIES" WITH MR. CHRIS!
Friday, July 30
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Library Lawn

Chris Flynn will present his special blend of songs, musical instruments, and audience participation on Friday, July 30th from 11:00 to 11:45am. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, are invited to attend this “Magical Melodies” program with a caregiver. The program will be held outside on the Oakland Public Library’s lawn. Registration is required, and begins Wednesday, July 14th. Group size will be limited.

"MONTHLY MAGIC" POP-UP BOOK SALE
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NEW FRIENDS OF OPL
The library book sale will continue in the month of July!

Come visit the library lobby for a diverse selection of books in new, like-new, and lightly-used condition. There is something for everyone in every genre. Explore adult fiction, mystery, romance, young adult, and children's books!

All books will be on sale for HALF PRICE this month!

Prices:

Hardcovers - $1.00 each
Trade Paperbacks - $0.50 each
Mass Market Paperbacks - $0.25 each

Drop by and help support the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library!

A non-fiction book sale is coming in August, so stay tuned!
WHAT'S NEW ON THE SHELVES?
Fiction:

Nine Lives - Danielle Steel
The Stranger in the Mirror - Liv Constantine
Dog Eat Dog - David Rosenfelt
The Bone Code - Kathy Reichs
The Shadow - James Patterson

Non-Fiction:

Live Your Life - Amanda Kloots
In The Heights-Finding Home - Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Man I Knew - Jean Becker
Life on the Line - Emma Goldberg
The Joy of Sweat - Sarah Everts

DVDs:

Dream Horse
Every Breath You Take
Wrath of Man
Jakob's Wife
The God Committee

Audiobooks:

Our Woman in Moscow
The Black Order
Arctic Storm Rising
The President's Daughter
Malibu Rising
STORM KING ART CENTER PASSES NOW AVAILABLE THIS MONTH!
STORM KING ART CENTER
Passes available at the circulation desk!

The Oakland Public Library will now have a Storm King Art Center pass. The pass will allow free admission for two adults and up to four children (18 and under) living at the same address.

Storm King is a 500-acre outdoor sculpture museum in New Windsor, New York. Hours starting April 7 will be Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesday) 10am-5:30pm. Storm King does have some guidelines in place and you will be given that information along with the pass.
INTRODUCING: PROQUEST ONLINE DATABASE!
Get instant access to THE NEW YORK TIMES from 1980-present!
The Oakland Public Library now subscribes to the ProQuest online database. Here are some of the newspapers that library card holders now have access to:

The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
The Los Angeles Times
The Chicago Tribune

Simply visit oaklandnjlibrary.org and click on the ProQuest logo in the top right hand corner. Then type in your library card number. Click on "Publications" in the top left corner, and select "Source Type - Newspapers" on the left hand side. This will show you a list of the Newspapers available to you online. You can also select the "Source Type - Magazine" to view the New York Times magazine and the New York Times book review.

ProQuest also houses scholarly journals with the latest Coronavirus research. Explore or search the database. Please call the library with any questions.
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. 

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 OPL. We will call you when your bag of materials is ready to be picked up. 
THE OAKLAND SEED BANK CONTINUES IN JUNE!
OVER 50 NEW PLANT VARIETIES!
Seeds available at the Circulation Desk
SEED BANK RESTOCKED!

OVER 50 NEW VARIETIES OF SEEDS:

FLOWERS, HERBS, VEGETABLES, and more!
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, magazines, and audiobooks - 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