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Children's Books on Handling Tragedy

When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled.

It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.

If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY

When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.

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How do I use the OverDrive app on a Nook Color/Tablet

Nook Devices - NOOK Color, NOOk HD or HD+

Getting Started

Set up OverDrive App

  • Open the OverDrive app
  • Optional: Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account.
  • Create or sign in with an Adobe ID, which is required to download protected eBooks.
  • Add a library.
             -In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add a library.
             -In older app versions, tap the Add a library icon (if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).
  • Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.
  • Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System in your library list.

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Tap Pioneer Library System to start browsing titles.
  • Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar
  • Tap the Borrow button
             - If it isn't currently available, tap Place Hold
  • Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
              - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.
  • Tap Download button
             -Select ePUB or MP3 format
  • Tap Confirm & Download
  • Title will download to your device

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

  • Press and hold the book cover
  • Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

Change Checkout Period

The default checkout period is 7 days. You can change your checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days.

  • Tap on Pioneer Library System in your library list
  • tap on Account
  • Log in with your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
  • Tap on Settings
  • change the Checkout period to desired days
  • Tap Save

How do I use the Overdrive app on a Kindle Fire?

Kindle Devices - Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX

Getting Started

Set up OverDrive App

  • Open the OverDrive app
  • Optional: Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account.
  • Create or sign in with an Adobe ID, which is required to download protected eBooks.
  • Add a library.
             -In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add a library.
             -In older app versions, tap the Add a library icon (if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).
  • Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.
  • Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System in your library list.

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Tap Pioneer Library System to start browsing titles.
  • Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar
  • Tap the Borrow button
             - If it isn't currently available, tap Place Hold
  • Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
              - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.
  • Tap Download button
             -Select ePUB or MP3 format
  • Tap Confirm & Download
  • Title will download to your device

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

  • Press and hold the book cover
  • Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

Change Checkout Period

The default checkout period is 7 days. You can change your checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days.

  • Tap on Pioneer Library System in your library list
  • tap on Account
  • Log in with your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
  • Tap on Settings
  • change the Checkout period to desired days
  • Tap Save

How do I download an audiobook using OverDrive Media Console?

Set Up Software

 - Download and install OverDrive Media Console: www.overdrive.com/software/omc

 - For Apple Devices

         - Need a PC for WMA format audiobooks. May use Mac for MP3 audiobooks

         - Need iTunes 9.1 and up. Update your iTunes: www.apple.com/itunes/download

         - Configure iPad, iPhone, or iPod for manual management

                  1. Connect device to computer and open iTunes

                  2. Select iPhone, iPad, or iPod in the Devices list

                  3. Click the “Summary” tab and select "Manually manage music and videos"

                  4. Click “Apply”

Download the audiobook to your computer:

1. Go to PLS OverDrive website: http://justsoyouknow.us/overdrive 

2. Click “Sign in” on the right side in the gray bar at the top and sign in with your library card number and PIN.

3. Find the book you want to download by searching or browsing and click on it.

4. Click “borrow” (Or click “place hold” to be added to the waiting list)

5. Click “Go to Bookshelf

6. Select the format you would like your audiobook to be in

7. Click on the “Download” button

8. Select “Open” when the box pops up and click “OK

9. OverDrive Media Console will open

10. Click “OK” when the box pops up asking where to place the file

11. Select the parts you want to download and click “OK” to begin download

12. The book will download into the OverDrive Media Console. You can listen to the book on the computer or transfer it to your device.

Transfer audiobook to your device:

1. Plug device into computer with USB cord

2. Select the book you want to transfer

3. Click the “Transfer” button along the top

4. The “Transfer Wizard” box will pop up and walk you through transferring the book

5. The book will transfer to your device and you can listen to it

How do I use the OverDrive app on an Apple Device?

Apple Device - iPod touch, iPhone, Pad

Getting Started

Set up OverDrive App

  • Open the OverDrive app
  • Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.
  • Add a library.
             -In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.
             -In older app versions, tap the Add a library icon (if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).
  • Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.
  • Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System in your library list.

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Tap Pioneer Library System to start browsing titles.
  • Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar
  • Tap the Borrow button
             - If it isn't currently available, tap Place Hold
  • Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
              - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.
  • Tap Download button
             -Select ePUB or MP3 format
  • Tap Confirm & Download
  • Title will download to your device

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

  • Press and hold the book cover
  • Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

Change Checkout Period

The default checkout period is 7 days. You can change your checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days.

  • Tap on Pioneer Library System in your library list
  • tap on Account
  • Log in with your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
  • Tap on Settings
  • change the Checkout period to desired days
  • Tap Save
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