New Reference eBooks

GVRL5_lgLook what we just added to our Gale Virtual Reference Library! Includes business, culture and computer sciences titles.

Are you reading Four Corners of the Sky?

four corners 2Tell us what you think!
During The Big Library Read, we will post discussion questions on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow us and Michael Malone and be a part of the dialogue. In addition, there will be a worldwide conversation using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead, so tweet your thoughts often on Twitter.

The book’s publisher, Sourcebooks and OverDrive, will be hosting a live Facebook chat with author Michael Malone, on Thursday, May 23 at 8pm ET enabling readers to have their questions answered in real time.

If you would like to participate in this chat, please send questions during the week to us on Twitter (@OverDriveLibs) and stay tuned for more information. This program is the first of its kind, so head to our eMedia Catalog  to check out the title and join the #BigLibraryRead conversation!

Big Library Read Starts Today!

big lib readThe new Big Library Read initiative is a joint effort between Sourcebooks,
OverDrive and public libraries worldwide.  It’s a unique program (May
15-June 1
) designed to unite the world in reading the same eBook title
at the same time and to demonstrate the influence library
patrons (you) can have. We already know the power of libraries – this is a
unique way to let the rest of the world know!

Excitement is building….since last week, over 2,000 libraries have
opted-in to participate in this event from 8 different countries – on 4
continents! Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, North Las Vegas
Library and Boulder City Library are three of those libraries!

The eBook for this pilot is Four Corners of the Sky (click to get your copy of the eBook) by Michael Malone.  Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Malone, every member of the community (with a valid library card) can read the eBook at the same time at no cost to the library!

If you don’t want to read the eBook version you can still participate with the print version! There are limited copies of The Four Corners of the Sky (click to reserve the print copy) available which you are welcome to begin reading now.

Local Authors & Publishing

Poets & writersAre you aspiring author? Wondering how you can publish your book? Our new Hot Topic – Local Authors & Publishing can help you publish your work or inspire your writing. There are resources for how to write fiction and nonfiction or download your free month eMagazine Poets & Writers or The Writers.writer

Once you write something get it published. We offer sources for online publishing which is huge right now and it’s very easy to do. Learn how to publish by reading books like The Librarian’s Guide to Micropublishing by Walter Crawford or the old standby The Writer’s Market.

How to Download eBooks 101 – Revised

ilovetoread_posterWith our new eMedia Catalog, the procedure for checking eBooks and eAudio Books out has changed along with adding new features, so we have updated our eBook Downloading 101 – 2013 workbook. These directions are for all devices with the exception of iOS devices. iPad, iPhone, iPod users need to continue to use the eBook Downloading for iOS Devices.

In addition, this week we will have a new log in method. You will no longer need to select the Library District. You will just enter your Library Card number and  zip code. We hope this makes it easier to access your eMedia Account especially on mobile devices.