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OverDrive is 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.
On Thursday September 18th, share your e-reading story to win a tablet or device! Go to Read an eBook Day! for more information.
New to e-books? Check out OverDrive’s Help section or ask a library staff member how to get started!
Asphodel-Norwood Public Library now has a new pool of books – The Book Club Collection is a set of ten books of one title, designed for book clubs but available to everyone.
If you have, or would like to start, a book club then contact the library to see about borrowing multiple copies.
The first book in our Book Club Collection is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. This amazing book is highly praised by several book reviews, newspapers, and Oprah.
Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is thirty-nine years old, a mother of three children, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves
It’s the month of Back to School and the start of the season of Fall!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Westwood Library on Saturday to “browse and buy” at our book sale. With a bit of reorganizing, we were able to leave a few tables set up, as we still have a good selection of books to buy. Come on in and take a look – this week only! Our hours are Monday and Wednesday from 4-7 pm, Thursday from 9 am-noon and Saturday 10 am-noon.
Get some great deals on a huge variety of reading material and help out your local library!!
Asphodel-Norwood Public Library always has great new books to books to check out – if we don’t have it, you can ask for it to be added to our suggestion list, or if it’s an older title, we may be able to borrow it from another library.
Check out our newsletter, activity schedule or computer tutorial schedules by clicking any of the links below.
September Events Calendar 2014
September 2014 Computer Tutorials (Norwood Branch)
Virtual Lessons at Westwood
Try out the new Kid’s Version on the ANPL Catalogue. There are themes to customize your look, big green buttons to let you know the item is in the library, and a bookbag to keep track of the books you want to read.
All the same information as the regular catalogue, but a lot more fun to use!
Try out the Kid’s Catalogue today and let us know what you think.
There is a special reading room at OverDrive made especially for children and youth.
Try out the Kid’s Reading Room today.
And don’t forget to visit the library branches for games, crafts and story times.