The OverDrive Challenge!

We need to hit 4,175 OverDrive checkouts for the month of June to receive $1,500 in OverDrive credit! This number is 25% higher than our highest month of checkouts.


GET READING!!!

New Titles!

Juvenile

Click this cover for a(n) Audiobook sample of Knuffle Bunny.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of The Night Gardener.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of At Home in Her Tomb.

Young Adult

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of This Star Won't Go Out.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of We Were Liars.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

 

Adult Fiction:

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Power Play.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of The Alpine Yeoman.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of NYPD Red 2.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Seth MacFarlane's a Million Ways to Die in the West.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Seeker.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of The Janson Option.

 

April 23rd eBooks and audiobooks added!

47 items have been added. These include eBooks and Audiobooks of all subjects. Here's a few pics below:

EBOOKS

An Officer and a Spy: A Novel by Robert Harris

Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham

Three Brothers by Peter Ackroyd

AUDIOBOOKS

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Killer: Alex Delaware Series by Jonathan Kellerman

Divergent Book 1 By Veronica Roth

 

JUVENILE

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Juvenile eBooks added April 1st!

A handful of Juvenile were just added! 

Click HERE to check one of these titles out!

Beezus and Ramona

Howl's Moving Castle

Knights of the Kitchen Table

One Crazy Summer

P. S. Be Eleven

The Real Boy

A Tale Dark and Grimm

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

The Westing Game

The Year of Billy Miller

 

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Howl's Moving Castle.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Beezus and Ramona.

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of One Crazy Summer.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of P. S. Be Eleven.

1st Quarter Update for OverDrive Collection

The first 3 months of 2014 are coming to a close! During this period, some changes to OverDrive have taken place as well as some huge additions to the North Country Library System's collection.

First, OverDrive will no longer be supporting BlackBerry devices. OverDrive stated that .03% (less than 1%) of their usage came from these devices and while the current software available will work for awhile with these devices, they will discontinue making any updates to it.

Second, the top banner of our website has slightly changed. The names of each main subject category (Fiction, Nonfiction, etc.) is now in blue, as seen in the picture below. This helps distinguish the difference between the main category and the subjects provided below it.

December 2013 OverDrive additions!

 

More titles have been added to the OverDrive collection! This includes 52 new eBooks and 17 new audiobooks.
 
Some eBooks include:
Cross My Heart & Cross Fire  (Alex Cross series)- James Patterson
Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
White Fire (Pendergast series) - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Apartment - Greg Baxter
 
Click HERE to see all the recently added Fiction eBook titles.
 
Some of the audiobooks include:
A Game of Thrones (Book 1: A Song of Fire & Ice) - George R.R. Martin
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance series) - John Grisham
We Are Water - Wally Lamb
Rose Harbor in Bloom - Debbie Macomber
 
Click HERE to see all the recently added Fiction Audiobooks.
 
We've been adding some local content as well, including A History of Jefferson County (1854) and A History: Gouverneur, Its Past and Present (1890). These are PDFs and are best viewed on tablets and tablet-style eReaders, or your computer.

Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Abraham Lincoln.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of The Apartment.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Cross Fire.Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Stella Bain.

OverDrive Media Console App has been updated to V3 !

OverDrive has released the newest update of their app; version 3! For Apple mobile users (iPhone, iPad), this update will only affect users whos operating systems are iOS 6 or higher. Here are some of the changes coming with the app,

Click HERE to see their YouTube preview of OMC V3.

What’s New

OMC v3.0 has been completely redesigned with a focus on making the user experience more intuitive. The Next Generation of OMC features:

 

  • redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away.
  • Users can sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
  • First run tutorial screens. The app now prompts first-time users to add libraries and get books.
  • System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer). 

PLEASE READ THE KNOWN APPLE ISSUE BELOW

 

You'll notice that under System Requirements for Apple devices, it mentions iOS 6 or higher is needed. "iOS" is the Operating System that Apple's mobile devices use (almost like newer and older versions of Windows). This means that some iDevices that cannot upgrade their iOS to 6 (or more) will literally not be able to run the new OverDrive app. I confirmed this with our First Generation iPad, which is iOS 5.
 
Apple does not have old versions of apps in their App store, so if your device has an incompatible iOS and you do not already have the old app, you will not be able to install ANY OverDrive app on the device. Your only App based option is to keep the old OverDrive app installed (if you already have it). First time users who have an old iOS will obviously not have the old version of OverDrive already installed.
 
Here is a small list of incompatible Apple iDevices:
  • iPad (just the 1st Generation)
  • iPod Touch (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Generations)
  • iPhone (1st Generation, and 3G)
 
I used THIS Wikipedia page to reference how high an iDevice's iOS could upgrade to.
 
 
 
THE SOLUTION (for the most part)...
 
These old iOS users may still check out an eBook using OverDrive READ. Once you check the eBook out, instead of choosing a format and DOWNLOADING the eBook, there is an OverDrive READ button that allows you to read the eBook right in the Safari browser. It also lets you 'Download' the eBook to the device and add it to the iDevice's home screen as if it were an app. It works pretty well but is a fairly new process. I will create a YouTube video of this process as soon as I can to show you how it works.
 
 
THE SUMMARY
 
  • If you have an Apple iDevice with an incompatible iOS (as shown above) but already have the OverDrive app, KEEP IT, and continue to use it. DO NOT TRY TO UPDATE.
  • If you have iOS 6 or higher, download and enjoy the new OverDrive V3 app!
  • If you have an old iOS but do NOT have an old version of the OverDrive app installed already, you won't be able to get any version and thus, should use OverDrive READ.
I realize this is a ton of confusing information, especially if you are not an Apple user. Feel free to send any questions to my email at mcorey@ncls.org .
 
 
 

 

May 2013

The NCLS OverDrive Help site has been updated for the changes that our Emedia Catalog recently went through! Take a moment to see what's changed and how to navigate the new site.

Also, new content has been recently added, putting our Emedia items over 2,000! 

To see what's new, select a subject to browse from the top (ie. romance, mystery and suspense) and make sure the Sort By on the side has Added to Site selected.

News for September 2012

It's officially September and the North Country Library System has just added several eBooks and Audiobooks to our collection!

Our recent order made our collection grow by 34% ; from 1,175 to 1,577. 

 

Here are just some of the popular titles added:

The Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

All Summer Long by Susan Mallery

Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods

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