OverDrive has provided a new interface to make it easier for kids and teens to look for books at their interest level. You may bookmark the new interface on your child's device. The new screen will only show ebooks and audio books for kids and teens.
The OverDrive Media Console app, version 3.0, is now available to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch using iOS6*; and Android devices with OS v4.0. Older models should be able to use the previous version of OverDrive Media Console.
Wisconsin’s Digital Library has a new feature—its users can now recommend titles for inclusion in the collection. This appears as a choice when you do a search, if you are logged in. There will be a bar where you may click to search for Library Collection (all titles currently owned), Available Now (currently available for checkout), or use the new
Wisconsin library patrons have downloaded over 2 million checkouts as of the end of September, placing the state system at one of the highest levels of usage in the U.S. The Wisconsin collection has even surpassed the New York Public Library in number of checkouts.
The new website for the Appleton Public Library has provided a new way to access databases, downloadable books and magazines, and other information. They are now available under the “elibrary” tab on the home page.
Of course you can access books from Wisconsin's Digital Library for free using your InfoSoup library card, but there are other places on the web where you can get free ebooks, and today I'd like to talk about a site with free ebooks in the science fiction and fantasy fields.