Have you met Libby?

Meet Libby

Have you ever used the OverDrive app? You know, the one that gives you access to OMNI Libraries, Moline Library’s shared collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Maybe you use it all the time, or maybe you have never used it, or maybe you have used it a few times but always thought it was just a little too much to set up and remember to make you want to use it often.

Enter Libby. Whether you are a first time user or an old pro at checking out ebooks, it’s worth checking out this new app.

Libby is the new app patrons using Android, Apple and Windows devices can use to access OMNI Libraries instead of the old OverDrive app. You get the same eBooks from the same place but from an app with easier setup, fewer steps to check out and download your books and a much more adorable icon. Check out Libby today!


Having Ears Has Finally Paid Off!

I knew that if I held out long enough they would finally be worth having.

Welcome to June – Audiobook Month!


Not sure if audiobooks are for you?

Do you need something to fill the long silence of a particularly boring drive? Something to make tasks like mowing the yard or washing the dishes more fun and twice as productive? Somethings to help you fall asleep? Something to help you stay awake? Are you tired of worrying about dropping your book in the water while you read in the tub? Is your eyesight just not what they used to be? Do you fear silence because that’s when the voices in your head come back… or, I mean, because it’s boring?…

If you answered “Yes” (or “No”) to any of the questions above then it might be time for you to check out audiobooks. And if you need help finding the right one for you the library can help. We’ve got thousands of audiobooks on CD and PlayAway. Or, if you are looking for something a bit more digital, you can check out our OverDriveAxis 360 and Hoopla!; all have e-audiobooks to choose from, ready to check out and download directly to your computer or digital device.

And don’t forget, finishing an audiobook counts as finishing a book for our Summer Reading Program!

Still haven’t checked out our eBooks yet?

You’re not alone. There are plenty of our patrons that prefer to stick to good-old paper, and there is nothing wrong with that – we’re librarians, we understand the appeal of books – but, might there be room for both? Most of the numbers seem to indicate that the majority of ebook readers are also print book readers. So don’t feel guilty. You’re not abandoning print, you’re supplementing it.

Need more incentive? Here is a list of some of the titles available through OverDrive (one of are ematerial collections) that people enjoyed most in 2016. There’s some good stuff on there.

OverDrive Most Popular 2016

Interested but unsure of how to get started? You can find instructions here, or feel free to stop by the second floor reference desk at the library with your digital device of choice and we will get you started.


To appreciate audiobooks.

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. I know, I feel bad about not appreciating audiobooks enough this month too. Luckily there is still a little time left in June.

I know. The fact that the book is making sound into to head phones doesn't make a ton a sense. Deal with it.And if you need help finding an audiobook to show your appreciation for you can always come to the library. We’ve got tons of audio books on CD and PlayAway. Or, if you are looking for something a bit more intangible, you can check out one of our e-resources catalogs and download an e-audiobook directly to your computer or digital device; our OverDrive, Axis 360 and Hoopla! collections all have e-audiobooks to choose from. Go! Appreciate! Before it’s too late!

And as an added bonus, as if you needed any more reasons to check out audiobooks, finishing an audiobook counts as finishing a book for our Summer Reading Program, so don’t forget to fill out your reading slips and bring them in for more chances to win our prize drawings!

“The only thing better than reading a good book is to have someone with a cool voice read you a good book while you are do something that would otherwise be completely monotonous and boring. Audiobooks are the only reason I have any clean dishes in my house.” – Me, just now.

Music lover? No waiting with Hoopla

Whether you want to listen to the original Broadway recording of Hamilton, you are in the mood for a Prince retrospective or looking ahead to the Keith Urban’s concert at the iWireless in October, Hoopla has your music available 24/7.

With your Moline Public Library card, visit http://www.molinelibrary.com/catalogs.html and click on Hoopla!  You can check out 7 titles a month.  No waiting, no holds.

For more information, contact the library’s information desk at 309-524-2470 or reference@molinelibrary.org