Tag Archives: overdrive

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor is a chubby, redheaded misfit who has trouble both at school and home. Park is a Korean American kid trying to keep low on the high school radar. Forced to sit together on the schoolbus, their unlikely relationship is riddled with confusion, lust and a strength of passion with which only the young can feel. I was so excited about this book that I borrowed both the physical book...
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Big Library Read: Global Online Book Club

From today through June 18th, Windsor Public Library is once again participating in the Big Library Read.  Big Library Read is an international program that gives customers from participating libraries unlimited access to the same eBook at the same time – no holds, no waitlists.  By participating in the Big Library Read you are joining a global movement of passionate readers. About the Book This year’s choice is, A Pedigree...
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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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Support for Blackberry to be discontinued by Overdrive

If you are currently using Overdrive on a Blackberry device, please take note of the following announcement from Overdrive. Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further...
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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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Travel Resources

Are you planning a trip in the near future? Not so near future? Scouting out exotic destinations for when your lotto numbers finally match up? Whatever the reason, keep in mind that you have access to helpful travel resources through the Windsor Public Library. E-BOOKS: Travel e-Books are available through our Overdrive collection, and can be downloaded to your tablet or mobile device.  We have hundreds of guides for cities...
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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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Online Access to Holiday Classics

It’s celebration season at the Windsor Public Library. Crafts are sparkly, programs are jolly, and Holiday materials for the young and old are flying off the shelves faster than Buddy the Elf can throw back a jug of maple syrup. Want to enjoy some festive entertainment, but can’t make it to the library? Fret not my friends – we’ll bring it to you. All you need is a library card...
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Listen Up!

Audiobooks.  If you haven’t given them a try, then I encourage you to do so. For many of us they are so much more than just books…they are tools.  Tools for multi-tasking.  Tools for language learning and literacy.  Tools for entertainment.  With the summer weather here you may find yourself in one of the following scenarios; let’s take a look at how Audiobooks can be inserted into the equation to...
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