Borrowing eBooks from downloads.myepl.org was simplified last spring. (Read about it here.) Now reading eBooks from our digital library is easier than ever, too! The OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app for reading digital titles on your mobile device has been completely redesigned with ease of use as top priority. The new version will be available on August 20 for Android and iOS (Apple) devices. Check out a preview of the new app:
Some highlighted features include:
- A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
- 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.
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).
If you already have OverDrive Media Console installed on your device, you will be prompted to update, or it will happen automatically, depending on your device settings. To install OverDrive Media Console, or for more information, visit http://omc.overdrive.com. Happy reading!
Everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program is a winner. Well done!
Congratulations to Lily and Sam, prize winners in our “End-of-Summer-Reading” drawings!
Thanks to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for the prizes!
e-Books & e-Audiobooks
Now easier than ever:
- Redesigned catalog
- Quick check on item availability
- Faster checkout
- Ability to read e-Books in your browser
The Next Generation Digital Library — One-step Checkout Demo:
Summer Reading for Teens (ages 12-18)
Teens, this year Summer Reading is all new and exciting! You will have the chance to explore different kinds of books and authors. When you sign up, you get a “Bingo Card” with different genres of books to read and various library-related activities. For each row you fill, you earn a prize. For this year’s grand prize drawings we will give away a Kindle Fire and a Nook Color! Summer Reading runs from June 1 to July 27. Prizes can be claimed through August 3, 2013.
Teen Summer Activities
Design a surfboard, decorate a rock, fill a time capsule, play Wii games, eat pizza….
Click on any event for details and to sign up (if required).
Thursday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.
Graffiti @ the Library
Thursday, July 18, 4:00 p.m.
Ball Jar Terrarium
Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30,10-11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 4, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 4:00 p.m.
Back from the Future: Time Capsules
Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 p.m.
Beneath the Surface Jeopardy
Tuesday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16, 4:00 p.m.
Finishers’ Pizza Party!
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 p.m.
Surfboard Design Contest
Rock On Necklace
Thursday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.
Beneath the Coffee Cup
Create your own unique coffee cup
Thursday, June 27, 3:00 p.m.
HOLES Book Club
Thursday, July 11, Monday, July 15,
& Thursday, July 18, 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16, 3:00 p.m.
PIERRE MORAN BRANCH
Wednesday, June 5, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 p.m.