Tag Archives: ebooks

Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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New: eBooks in International Languages

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of new languages to our Overdrive collection. EBooks are increasingly a quick, easy, and popular option for readers. We strive to Windsor’s great cultural and linguistic diversity. Recently, new eBooks have been added in many languages including: Arabic Chinese Gujarati Italian Polish Russian Serbian Spanish Urdu Vietnamese For more on our Overdrive e-Book and Audiobook collections, please check out our Overdrive page available...
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A Mystery with a Twist…Big Library Read is Back!

Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, is back in action! For the next two weeks customers from participating libraries around the globe can download or stream the ebook “A Murder in Time” by Julie McElwain from Overdrive with no holds or waitlists. Once you’ve read the book, you’re invited to join in on the conversation online at biglibraryread.com where you can also listen to an interview with the author. About the Book “A Murder...
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Featured eBooks: Animal Stories

Inside the library, when we have books that we know you will absolutely love, we put them out on display. We certainly don’t want our eBook readers to miss out on all of the fun, so here you have it: eBooks on Display. Up this month – Animal Stories – how can you not love them??!! All of these books are available for download in our Overdrive eBook collection....
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Introducing Axis 360: Our newest App for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Today we are excited to announce that we have added a new app for eBooks & eAudiobooks to our suite of eResources: Axis 360. That’s right! Even more access to popular fiction and non-fiction with a simple click or tap. Aziz Ansari! John Green! Geronimo Stilton! Axis 360 caters to readers of all ages and interests. This sounds great, sign me up! Here’s the best part…getting started only takes a few...
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Featured eBooks: Our Neighbours to the North

Inside the library, when we have books that we know you will absolutely love, we put them out on display. We certainly don’t want our eBook readers to miss out on all of the fun, so here you have it: eBooks on Display. All of these books are available for download in our Overdrive eBook collection....
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Featured eBooks: Gluten Free Cooking

Inside the library, when we have books that we know you will absolutely love, we put them out on display. We certainly don’t want our eBook readers to miss out on all of the fun, so here you have it: eBooks on Display. Gluten-Free Cookbooks are incredibly popular in our print collection, so we thought you might enjoy some of our Gluten-Free Cooking eBooks, which are available online in our Overdrive collection. They...
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May Reads

May was a lazy reading month for me, I’ve only got through two titles!  I took the picture for this months post at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL. They have an amazing dinosaur exhibit and this particular dinosaur is SUE the T-Rex! Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (I Own but Never Read) I love love love the Jurassic Park movies. And in light of the upcoming premier of Jurassic...
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Comics & eBooks now available on Hoopla

We’re happy to let you know that Comics and eBooks are now available on Hoopla! From Ghostbusters and Garfield, to Sons of Anarchy and Dr. Who, we’ve got illustrated entertainment for comic lovers of all ages. If you’re not familiar with Hoopla, here’s a quick summary: *Audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music (full albums), eBooks, and comics for all ages. *You can borrow 20 items/month. *What you see is what you get; every...
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2014: eResource Year in Review

2014. Is it just me? Or did the tablet, phone, phablet market explode this year? I used to be a gal with a purse for every occasion. I had my work purse, my school purse, my Tiger game purse, my fancy purse, my vacation purse, my running around with little kiddos purse; the list goes on, but I’ll spare you the details. This year I have come to realize that...
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#BigLibraryRead is Back!

From now through October 28th, you have the opportunity to join the world’s largest global e-Book club through Overdrive’s Big Library Read.  The title for this round is ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes, and for the next two weeks you can borrow the eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds. About the Book (from http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com/) In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale,...
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Overdrive…It just keeps getting better and better

Why do people love eBooks so much? They’re portable. They’re lightweight. You don’t have to pick them up…or return them. The font size is adjustable. You don’t have to worry about losing your page. Really, this list could go on and on and on, but I’m not here to sell you on why you should give eBooks a try (I did a lot of that in June). If you’re already...
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Don’t forget to Vote for our November Goodreads club!

Have you voted for our November Goodreads book yet? The numbers are tight and every vote counts! So far we have Light Lifting in the lead with 41.7% of the vote but Half Blood Blues is following closely with 33.3% of the vote closely followed by Lullabies for Little Criminals 16.7% and The Imperfectionists  with 8.3%. So far no one has voted for The Sisters Brothers or Runaway (Stories) but there’s still time and anything could win....
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What WPL is reading in September (And Happy #Ebook Day)

While the summer is over and the kids are back in school, there’s still time to read.  (Actually, because the kids are back in school there might be more time to read…)  We at WPL have been found some good books this month, and as always are happy to share our favourite authors and titles. Also, a happy EBOOK day to everyone.  While not yet an official holiday, perhaps it’s...
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Share Your Story: #eBookDay

Tomorrow, September 18th, 2014 is Read an eBook Day! As readers, we all have a book that we love, a favourite reading spot, or even a character that we just can’t get enough of; regardless of how silly or quirky our preferences may seem, they are part of what defines us as readers.  They make up our Reading Story. Our friends at Overdrive have invited everyone to share a part...
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What would you like to read in November?

We’d love your input for the Goodreads book club this November. We’re running a month long poll (running until October 16th so we still have time to read the book) to help choose our WPL Goodreads book club pick for November 2014. We’re choosing between a number of Canadian novels: Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill; Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan; The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman; Runaway (Stories) by Alice Munro;...
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Learning Express Library (LEL)

TOEIC; TOEFL; GED; GRE; SAT; OMG! LEL! TISA! Are you shaking your head right now and wondering what all of this means?  It’s part of a game that we play here at the library: Standardized Test or Internet Slang.  One person throws out an acronym, and the other has to guess which category it belongs to.  Fun…right? Speaking of fun (and standardized tests), Learning Express Library (one of my favourite...
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Gone Girl has taken the book world by storm!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been on the bestsellers list for 83 weeks! That’s almost 21 months or over a year and a half. Man do people love this book! And I can see why… kind of. The plot is interesting, mysterious and fast paced. The disappearance of a main character and the reaction of the people around her are fascinating and you just NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!...
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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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What WPL is reading: Featuring an update on our EBook drive

The Overdrive E-book challenge is on!   We’re into the 3400 range and our goal is in reach. We need your help though. All month you can support your local library by downloading ebooks. We’ve got something for everyone, so start your summer reading a bit early. You can find ebooks here http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com If you’re not sure what to read, check out some of what Windsor Public Library staff have been reading...
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