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Libby: A new app to access library e-books and audiobooks.

Meet Libby

June 30, 2017

Borrowers of library e-books and audiobooks, please take note! In June of 2017, OverDrive announced a new mobile app for Wisconsin's Digital Library called Libby. This app is designed to simplify the OverDrive mobile user experience, especially for new users. Libby will be added to Wisconsin's Digital Library in August as the preferred app for new users. Currently, there is no definitive timeline for when the current OverDrive app will be discontinued. Libby is currently available for download in the app stores for iOS and Android (but not yet for Amazon's Kindle Fire devices.) If you have any questions about borrowing e-books and digital audiobooks from the library...

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Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016

December 29, 2016

With the new year just a few days away, we at the Marathon County Public Library are taking the time to see which materials have been the most popular with our patrons here in northcental Wisconsin. We took a look at the number of check-outs each item had and have put together lists of the most popular items in each category. Some folks don't like the idea if listening to audiobooks while others can't get enough them. After all, who doesn't love hearing a good story, right? MCPL's patrons love a good audiobook by some of the most popular authors in literature, including J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Danielle Steele and Janet Evanovich. Take a look for yourself at the 10 most-checked out audiobooks...

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Wisconsin's Digital Library will be upgraded in early November!

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October 25, 2016

For those of our patrons who use Wisconsin's Digital Library (aka Overdrive) to access e-books and audiobooks, please be aware that the WDL website will be getting a substantial upgrade in early November 2016. This upgrade will improve the appearance and funtionality of the site, and some familiar options may appear different. A preview of the new Wisconsin's Digital Library is available at the following link: https://wplc.overdrive.com/preview. If you have difficulties using the new site, please don't hesitate to contact us or visit your local MCPL for hands-on assistance.

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OverDrive's Big Summer Read

May 29, 2015

Marathon County Public Library, Wisconsin’s Digital Library and OverDrive all hope you’ll join us and other patrons in the Big Summer Read, an online shared reading program for all ages, through most of June. Each year, OverDrive selects a title with an author and publisher willing to allow an unlimited number ebooks and e-audiobooks available to download anytime from June 9 to June 23. This year adult patrons can read or listen to Kate White’s fast-paced suspense novel “Eyes on You” – Robin Trainer learns that being a media star comes with its costs; including potentially her own life. Can you guess her perpetrator before the big reveal? For the first time, OverDrive also is inviting children and teens...

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OverDrive's Big Library Read: October 13-28, 2014

October 6, 2014

Check out OverDrive’s Big Library Read, which offers community-wide access to a YA title during October 13-28, 2014. During this special event, all card holders can simply download “Anatomy of A Misfit" by Andrea Portes from OverDrive. Since OverDrive is offering simultaneous use for this title during October 13-28, the title is available right away, with no waiting on hold for the next copy. The title expires at the end of the lending period for each user, not the end of the program. Synopsis: “Anika is the third most popular girl in her high school–despite feeling she doesn’t fit in with the popular crowd in her small Nebraskan town. To maintain her social status, Anika does whatever Becky Vilhauser (...

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Sync offers free YA audiobook downloads this summer

May 27, 2014

Dreading assigned summer reading?  Have to spend hours in the car with your annoying younger siblings?  Mowing thousands of lawns this summer?  I may have a solution as close as your headphones and smartphone.  As I was scrolling around the internet this week, I discovered that Sync, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine is giving away free young adult audio books paired with either a classic or required reading book.  Sync is powered by Overdrive, so you will need to make sure that you have Overdrive downloaded to your computer, tablet or device. (Get Overdrive from your preferred app store or here.)  The files are in MP3 format and each pair is available for one week only, but the...

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Check out Library E-Books on your Apple and Android portable devices!

December 9, 2010

MCPL is proud to announce: OverDrive's app for iPhone® & Android™ now supports eBooks. With the free OverDrive Media Console app, you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to your device. Get the app today and download library books on the go! E-books from the library are available for a variety of portable devices, and e-readers. Click here to see if your device is compatible. Go to MCPL's OverDrive Catalog to access e-books, audiobooks, and more! If you have questions, or would like help, call 715-261-7200 or email info@mcpl.us

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Recently Expanded: OverDrive Ebook & Audiobook Collection

November 17, 2010

In early October, nearly four-hundred new items were added to the Overdrive collection, including many new and popular titles in ebook and audiobook formats, perfect for your e-reader, mp3 player, or other mobile devices! To check device compatibility and browse the OverDrive collection, visit: www.mcpl.us/catalogs/overdrive Plus! Over 15,000 “Public Domain” Ebooks—classic or older works no longer copyrighted—are now available, thanks to Project Gutenberg! Visit the link above and click “Public Domain Ebooks.” For these ebooks, no login is required, and there are no borrowing limits! (from the MCPL Newsletter, Autumn 2010)

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Hands-Free Books

June 13, 2007

This summer try one of the audiobooks in our collection.  The Library has titles for all ages.  Children will especially enjoy listening to books and it's a great way to expand their reading to more challenging titles. You'll find time passes quickly whether you're in your car or truck or simply walking your neighborhood as you listen to a great story.   To locate titles, check our online catalog.  Use the Audio/Video tab for a list of selections on CD or cassette. Another option is to download audio books to your computer, burn them to a CD, transfer them to a digital audio player, PDA, or other portable device through OverDrive. Happy...

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