Big Library Read: This is Where it Ends

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This month’s Big Library Read is This is Where it Ends by Marieje Nijkamp.

Over the course of 54 harrowing minutes, the students at Opportunity High struggle to survive—and to understand why one boy started shooting…
This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens—each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 27, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

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More Checkouts Now Allowed in OverDrive!

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We have increased the number of OverDrive holds that patrons can place, and the number of OverDrive items that can be checked out. All Overdrive users can now have up to 10 items on hold at any given time and up to 10 items checked out.

Our eBooks can be read on your computer, phone, tablet or eReader. Many titles can be enjoyed immediately on any device with an internet browser or downloaded into the free OverDrive app. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Try one today!  

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Big Library Read: Anatomy of a Misfit

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This fall’s Big Library Read is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

Love or popularity? Anika Dragomir has done her best to hide the fact that she’s a freak. In fact, she’s climbed the social ladder to third most popular girl in school. But her romantic interest in former geek Logan McDonough could seriously jeopardize her standing – no matter how hot or mysterious he’s become. What’s a girl to do? Find out in this endearing, though-provoking, funny-yet-tragic young-adult debut novel from Andrea Portes.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 28, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

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Teen Tech Week: Put Reading Into Overdrive!

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Would you like to take books out from the library without ever leaving your home? All you need is an e-reader or MP3 player, internet service, and a library card! Check out Mid Hudson Library System Digital Downloads, powered by Overdrive, to browse thousands of your favorite young adult audiobooks and e-books. Just click the “View All Subjects” button under either eBooks or Audiobooks on the left hand side menu of the home page. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you will find “Young Adult Fiction”. Click the link and start browsing! There you’ll find popular YA books including Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and The Angel Experiment by James Patterson!

Not sure where to start? Underneath “Search Results” at the top of the page, you can order your search by release date (if you want new releases), most popular (if you want to see what everyone else is reading), title (if you want the titles listed in alphabetical order), and creator (if you want to see the titles listed by author’s last name).

Having trouble finding an item that is currently available? Check the box “Only show titles with copies available” and the site will show you titles that are checked in and available for you to read right away!

Having trouble downloading e-books or audiobooks to your device or just getting started? Click “Getting Started?” on the top right of the navigation bar, for help getting started with your particular device and troubleshooting tips.

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Requesting an item using the online catalog

Want to learn how to request an item using the online catalog? Check out this video from the Mid-Hudson Library System. To access the online catalog you can either go straight to midhudsonlibraries.org or click on the blue Library Catalog button at the top right of the Hudson Area Library website.

If you need help requesting an item using the online catalog, our staff are happy to help!

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eBooks Now Available

Overdrive Ebook and AudiobookseBooks are now available through OverDrive to library card-holders at the Hudson Area Association Library and throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System. OverDrive is available 24/7 and there are never any late fees! You can check out OverDrive online at http://mhls.lib.overdrive.com. An eBook is a digital book, magazine, or graphic novel that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device. The Barnes & Noble nook, the Sony Reader, and the Kobo eReader are all compatible. You can also use your Windows PC or Mac computer or laptop with Adobe Digital Editions to access eBooks. The Kindle is not compatible at this time. OverDrive has released apps for iPhone and Android, allowing patrons to download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to their iPhone, iPod touch, or Android phone/tablet. New users can search for “OverDrive Media Console” in the Apple App Store and Android Market, while current users will be alerted to update the existing OverDrive app on their devices. Currently the iPhone app will work on iPad with iOS 4, enabling the full browse, check out, download experience. An optimized version for iPad with improved resolution and additional features is coming soon, along with apps for BlackBerry and other mobile devices. For more information on OverDrive’s apps with eBook support, visit http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/. Need more help? Check out the OverDrive cheat sheet at http://overdrive.com/files/ebook-cheat-sheet.pdf.

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