Important Public News Release

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries releases EY Final Report on Library System Review.

Important Information on the Library System Review

For information on the Library System Review by EY please visit our information page.

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The New OverDrive App is Here!

 

We're pleased to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!

This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process—one of your most frequently requested enhancements! We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.

First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.

Users under the age of 13 can anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.

OverDrive v3.2 also includes the following updates:

 
  • The app name has been shortened from "OverDrive Media Console" to "OverDrive." To support the new name, the app website has moved to http://app.overdrive.com.
  • Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.

OverDrive Help articles and videos have been updated to reflect the updates in OverDrive v3.2.

We hope you enjoy the new experience. If you have any questions, please contact OverDrive Support via the Support tab in OverDrive Marketplace.

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New OverDrive App Coming in September!

A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is scheduled for release in mid-September.

This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process -- one of your most frequently requested enhancements! To continue to fulfill the requirement for copyrighted materials, users will register for an OverDrive account instead. We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.
When the new app is released, first-time users will be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There will be no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.


Users under the age of 13 will be able to anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.
OverDrive v3.2 will also feature the following updates:


• The app name will be shortened from "OverDrive Media Console" to "OverDrive."
• Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period.


OverDrive Help articles and videos will be updated with the release of the new OverDrive v3.2 experience. To help you prepare for the changes, you can watch an overview of the new OverDrive app here.


Remember, Streaming Video and OverDrive Read formats can be borrowed and enjoyed in two easy steps, and do not require the OverDrive app. Using your digital library has never been easier!


If you have any questions, please contact OverDrive Support via the Support tab in OverDrive Marketplace.

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Book Bingo Contest Feb 25 – April 17, 2014

Fill out the fourteen squares of this special Freedom to Read Book Bingo Card with the title and author of a book that fits the category.  Send your completed entry in by April 17, 2014.  Details of where to send your entry is on the card.

Download the bingo card  and the poster with contest details .

Check out the Newfoundland and Labrador Website for information, puzzles and more at www.nlla.ca

Go to any of the following Newfoundland and Labrador publishers who have supported this contest with prizes of NL books.  (PS .. by visiting their sites you might books to fill in the bingo squares).

Boulder Publications  http://boulderpublications.ca/

Breakwater Books   http://www.breakwaterbooks.com/

Creative Book Publishing   http://www.creativebookpublishing.ca/en/

DRC Publishers   http://www.drcpublishingnl.com/

Flanker Press  http://www.flankerpress.com/

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Freedom to Read Week - February 23 - March 1, 2014

Freedom To Read Week February 23-March 1, 2014

Come and celebrate your freedom of choice with respect to reading. You should be the only person who decides what is or isn't appropriate for you to read.

February 25, 2014 at 7 – 8:00 Pm, we will celebrate our reading freedom. Come here award-winning author Kevin Major talk about having his books banned/challenged by parents and school boards.  Join au at the AC Hunter Library in the Arts & Culture centre on Allandale Road.

Join with the NLPL, the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association(NLLA), TD bank and Newfoundland publishers as we start our book bingo contest. This contest has 14 squares which you must fill out with the title and author of a book that fits that category (eg. NL ghost story). The main prize is an IPAD mini. Contest entries must be submitted by April 17, 2014.

Download the bingo card here and the poster with contest details here.

Check out the NLLA website for information, puzzles and more www.nlla.ca

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