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The Freading mobile app is a reader that you can use to view Freading books on your device. Search for titles using the Freading website on your device's browser and then download the ebooks to open in the app. At this time the app works with iPhones and iPads, most Android phones and tablets (any that can see the entire Android store) and the Kindle Fire (with additional instructions). At this time the Freading Mobile App works best with tablets - the Freading website is not optimized for smaller mobile devices, so you will need to scroll and side scroll to see the different features of the site. (The images used below are from the iPad.)
The First Time You Use the Freading App
Step 1: GET A FREE ADOBE ID ACCOUNT
On the Adobe sign in page, click on the link "Don't have an Adobe ID?"
|c. Fill out the form and click on the "Create" button. Write down the password as you will need it in Step 2.|
Open the App Store on your device and search for "Freading." The free Freading app will show up in the Search Results.
|Click on the "Install" button.|
|After the app installs, click on the "Open" button.|
|The Freading reader will open. There will be one book available: the user guide for the device. You will need to activate the app with your Adobe ID. Click on the icon for more information: on an Apple device this is the "i" in the bottom right corner. (The Droid "more info" icon is usually in the bottom left corner. Click on the "Account link" to activate your device.)|
A window will open to enter your Adobe user name and password. Your username is your email address. The password is the one you created in Step 1. After you enter this information click on the "Activate" button.
Close the Freading app and open the browser on your device.
Every time you search for new Freading titles
Go to Camden County Library's Freading website: http://camdencountylibrary.freading.com . Bookmark the site as you will start at this page every time you search for Freading books.
Searching for a Title
a. There are several ways to search the Freading site. You can browse top downloads, new arrivals, or by category, by clicking on the tabs near the top of the screen.
|b. You can do a keyword search for title, author, category or publisher by using the search box at the top right of the page and changing the dropdown menu to the right of the search box.|
|c. The books are worth either 1, 2, or 4 tokens. Newest and most popular books are worth the most tokens. The number of tokens each book is worth can be found in the blue circle at the top left corner of the book jacket. You may check out books worth a total of 5 tokens each week.|
|d. When you have found a book you want, click on "Login to Download" directly underneath the book jacket.|
|e. Log in with your library card number ( no spaces) and Pin.|
|f. After logging in you will be brought back to the same page. Click on the download link directly below the book jacket. Note: Below the download link you will see how many tokens the book is worth.|
|g. A window will open. Choose "Open in 'Freading'."|
|h. The Freading app will open and the book will appear in the list of titles. The word "Pending" will appear below the title while it downloads. When "Pending" disappears the book is ready to read. Click on the title to read the book. Return to the Freading app each time you wish to continue reading.|
There are two ways to read Freading books on the Kindle Fire.
1. Use the Overdrive Media Console App
If you already use the Overdrive Media Console App to download Overdrive eBooks, you can use it to read Freading titles. Start at Step 3 and follow all the instructions until you get to letter g. Then choose "Open in Overdrive."
2. Download the Freading app
The Freading app can be downloaded onto the Kindle Fire, but not other versions of the Kindle. To install the app you need to compete several additional steps.
1. Go to the settings on the Kindle Fire (it is the bicycle gear icon at the top) and tap “device”. Turn on the switch for allowing unknown applications.
Note: If the popup does not appear automatically for the GetJar app when you first visit the website (m.getjar.com) you can manually download it by clicking any of the apps on the screen. After this, proceed with step 5.