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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#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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Online Book Club Update: “Two Women” & Teenage Drama

October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava – twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet – two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share...
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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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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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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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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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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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