Tag Archives: overdrive

Don’t forget about Axis 360 for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

T’is the season for beaches, baseball, barbecues, and SUMMER READING! Library customers are eagerly loading up their tablets, eReaders, and smart phones with books from our digital collection.  I have spoken to many “digital” library enthusiasts over the last few weeks, and one line I keep hearing over and over is “I forgot about Axis 360!” For many eBook lovers, Overdrive is their go-to site for digital content; this is...
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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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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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Online Discussion for #BigLibraryRead

In case you missed it, the Big Library Read is back! Big Library Read is an online global book club coordinated by Overdrive, where customers from libraries all over the world have simultaneous access to the same eBook at the same time – no waitlists or holds! It is typically offered 3-4 times/year. This time around we are reading Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by...
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Big Library Read is Back!

From today through March 31, Windsor Public Library is once again participating in Overdrive’s Big Library Read. This time around we are reading/discussing Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates. ABOUT THE BOOK: Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before...
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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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De-Stressing with WPL’s Electronic Collections

How do you like to unwind? Browse a magazine / Get lost in a good story / Listen to music / Watch a movie? At different times throughout the year, our librarians participate in public events where we promote library materials and services. During two recent afternoons, we were at the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor.  It is exam time at the university and their library workers are...
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