Jul 292014

The Nebraska Library Commission is looking for testimonials regarding your experience with Overdrive.  These testimonials help secure funding for more digital content.  If you have a testimonial to share with the NLC, then please let me know before mid August.  Thank you! Audrey

Jul 252014

OverDrive is preparing for the next Big Library Read this coming October. As a participant in a previous Big Library Read, we are excited to invite you, your library staff, and your readers to help select the next Big Library Read title. October’s title will be in the Young Adult category, and thanks to participating publishers, there’s a great selection to choose from.

To vote, simply visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BigLibraryRead. Feel free to share this link with your readers, too. Voting ends August 8, 2014.

We’ll announce the winning title and provide more details about the October Big Library Read in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Jul 242014

Do you know someone who can no longer enjoy reading due to a problem with their vision or a physical disability?
The Nebraska Library Commission provides free talking books and magazines through digital download and also in Braille to people with visual or physical conditions or reading disabilities. Book collections available are similar to those offered in a standard library and also include audiobooks and audio-magazines concerning the Nebraska/Great Plains area. Talking book recordings require special equipment which is provided on free loan from the Commission. Amplifiers are also available for those with significant hearing loss; however, these require a separate application and medical certification. Persons eligible for these services include those who suffer from: the inability to use standard print for prolonged periods of time, blurred vision (even that which is caused by medication), paralysis, Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Muscular Dystrophy, and Multiple Sclerosis to name a few. Application forms can be found on the Nebraska Library Commission Website. Also, your local librarian would be happy to assist you.

Jul 242014

These beauties just hit the shelves today:
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Unleashed by David Rosenfelt
Night Diver and Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell
The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis
Light of the World by James Lee Burke
Have you Seen Dawn? by Steven Saylor
The Promise by Robyn Carr
Ice Cold by Cherry Adair

In young adult: Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent
Breaking Rules by Tracie Puckett

In graphic novels: Garfield fat cat 3 pack by Jim Davis

Jul 232014

Coming Soon:

The Old Gray Wolf (Charlie Moon Mysteries) by James Doss
Killing Custer (Wind River Mystery) by Margaret Coel
An Unexpected Grace by Kristin von Kreisler
Code Talker by Chester Nez (nonfiction)
Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen
1356 by Bernard Cornwell
Dead Heat (Lucy Kincaid) by Allison Brennan
MacCallister: Kill Crazy by William Johnstone
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Sleep No More (Eve Duncan) by Iris Johansen
Death on the Greasy Grass by C.M. Wendelboe
Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen
Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

In Young Adult:

The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1)

Jul 212014

There is a wish list posted at the check out desk. If we don’t have your favorite author or a book you are interested in, please feel free to add it to the list. Then, monitor for “coming soon” and “recently arrived” posts on the internet and signs in the library. Also, remember, many books can also be checked out through interlibrary loan or overdrive (ebooks)