Tag Archives: ebooks

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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Summertime Reading With E-Books

With summer fast approaching many people are planning for vacations with trips out of the city. Along with the questions “where to go?” and “how long will I stay for?” comes the query, “what will I bring to read?” While it’s great to bring a book along for relaxing on the beach, lazing about camp, or to read while traveling to your destination, there is also the extra heft that...
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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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Something Sweet

Decadent. Sensational. Heavenly. Scrumptious. Blissful. However you describe it, there is a reason dessert is often referred to as “the best part of the meal”.  Desserts are a satisfying indulgence that can please even the sweetest tooth. Windsor Public Library carries an array of baking resources from beginner to advanced and include recipes for your choice of cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, ice creams and more. A favourite in the baking...
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Happy Women’s Rights and International Peace Day

Malala Yousafzai has been rocketed to fame by her brave fight for women’s education in Pakistan, where the literacy rate (especially for women) is consistently dropping. Most known for being shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala describes her journey from going to school in her small village to writing a blog about Taliban control in Pakistan to standing up internationally for women’s rights. Together with descriptions of her activism for...
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How to Celebrate the Birthday of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes‘ birth date is widely agreed to be January 6, 1854 (based on the scholarship of Christopher Morley, American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet, and founder, in 1934, of the Baker Street Irregulars-the oldest literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes). Perhaps no other fictional character ever created possesses the enduring popularity and seeming immortality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Conan Doyle himself was ultimately unsuccessful in killing...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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2013: E-Resources Year in Review

Our E-collection continued to get bigger and better in the year 2013.  We added two new resources: Hoopla Digital and Law Depot – and have continued to add new titles to our already popular E-Book and E-Audiobook collections.  With so many quality tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones hitting the market, it’s no wonder that we saw a 26% increase in downloads this year.  What’s so great about using the digital library?...
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Access Hundreds of Reference Books Online  The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers online access to reference materials covering a wide range of subjects: history, biography, business, medicine, health, law, literature, etc.  Browsing the shelves in GVRL is a very similar experience to browsing the shelves in the library, because all of the resources it contains have print equivalents; cover art, illustrations, page numbers, volumes, and everything else are the...
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