We all remember our high school literary staples. Who could forget reading The Great Gatsby or Scarlet Letter at a tiny desk in a 10th grade English class? These books are important and unforgettable; however, in their flurry to finish 50 pages of Animal Farm in one night, high school students tend to gloss over the modern pieces and even classics that do not often find a spot in their high school syllabi or the usually repetitive lists of “10 Books to Read Before College.” OverDrive is here to both remind you of and introduce you to these brilliant books that are not only integral to a high school student’s literary repertoire, but also, and perhaps more importantly, fun to read.
Sasha Zborovsky, OverDrive Marketing Intern
And even if, like me, college is an increasingly distant memory for you, or if college was never a stop on your particular path, a good book recommendation is always an exciting thing. I may even be more exciting now – let the high schoolers worry about expanding their ‘literary repertoire.’ We can read for fun!
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!
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.
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.
BiblioBoard gives patrons access to a growing collection of ebooks, music and videos featuring public-domain classics, hand-picked licensed material, selected items from Oxford University’s Bodleian Library and other articles, images, books, etc. spanning a wide range of topics. There is no limit on simultaneous use; this means no hold queues and no waiting for titles.
From The Red Badge of Courage to 100 Things Cubs Fans Should Do and Know Before They Die, BiblioBoard grants you global access to the some of the best digital materials and storytelling exhibits on a mobile-friendly platform.
BiblioBoard Library can be found on the list of resources under the “Catalogs & Databases” tab on the main page of the Moline Library website. Just click on the link and begin browsing, reading, watching and listening today.