Category Archives: Contests

Overdrive Challenge: Last Chance!

One week. 3000 checkouts to go.  Let’s do this. That’s right folks! We’re down to the last week of the Overdrive Challenge. eBooks and eAudiobooks have been flying off the [digital] shelves throughout the month of June, and with every passing day we’re moving closer to our goal.  We’re in the homestretch!  If you’ve been thinking about trying eBooks, now is the time to do it.  All through the month...
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Travel, Great Food, and the Good Life: e-book editions

Remember OverDrive’s e-book collection when you are looking for non-fiction reading. Considering new vistas for a vacation? Earlier this year, Julie provided a shout-out to our electronic editions of travel guides covering over 200 destinations.  Maybe you are hoping to discover a great new recipe for a weekend party.  OverDrive offers more than 100 cookbooks. We keep adding titles by many of the popular authors to the health and self-improvement...
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June 14-28: Chime in on Goodreads for your chance to win!

Happy Birthday to US! Our Goodreads Online Book Club has been up and running for about a year now, and what an eventful first year we have had.  Globe trotting, time traveling, serial killers, child abductions, missing moms, and a zombie apocalypse – PHEW – we made it! Now it’s time to celebrate.  For the next two weeks (June 14-June 28), anybody who comments on a discussion or votes in a...
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Overdrive for Teens

As the most recent addition to Windsor Public Library’s EMedia Collection, the Overdrive Teen Corner offers an excellent collection of books. These aren’t just books for teens, in fact the WPL Online Goodreads Book Club actually just wrapped up their May month by discussing Young Adult (YA) books. And it appears that the majority of adults read and enjoy YA literature as well! There is a little bit of everything...
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Overdrive Challenge Update

I got 99 problems but a book ain’t one.  Here’s a little known fact about librarians: in our spare time we like to re-write the lyrics to popular rap songs and make them all about books.  We really do love books that much – especially new ones – and we know you do too, which is why we hope you’ll help us win the Overdrive Challenge. What is the Overdrive...
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Help us WIN the Overdrive Challenge

For the entire month of June, Windsor Public Library is participating in the Overdrive Challenge, and YOU can help us WIN! All you have to do is read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks from our Overdrive Collection.  If we reach 8000 checkouts by June 30th, Overdrive is going to reward us with loads of NEW BOOKS.  That’s right, I said NEW BOOKS! You love reading them; we love putting them...
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Congrats to our Facebook Photo contest winner!

We at the Windsor Public Library are trying to boost the “social” element of our social media efforts! While we enjoy dealing with our patrons in person, we also want to interact and engage people online. WPL uses social media to hear your ideas, answer your questions, and encourage you to share your library experiences with others. To that end, May 1-14 marked the first in a series of social-media contests that WPL is running throughout 2014. This initial contest had patrons...
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May 1-14: Connect with WPL on Facebook for a Chance to Win!

Love your local library?  Spend a lot of time on Facebook? Fond of taking and posting selfies?  Here’s your chance to combine all three of the above for a chance to win a great prize!  Just snap a photo of yourself using something you’ve checked out from the Windsor Public Library and post it to our Facebook page with the hashtag #usingWPL any time from May 1-14 for a chance...
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