Library Challenges Readers to Try Digital
Mooresville, NC— November 1st, 2017 —Mooresville Public Library is on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading! While they have offered eBooks, digital audiobooks, and streaming video to the community through their partnership with OverDrive for 10 years, they know that many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to over 42,680 free digital titles.
Throughout the rest of this year, the library is participating in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” contest. If they hit 1,797,393 digital checkouts by the end of the year, they will be eligible to win additional funds to buy more eBooks and audiobooks for their OverDrive collection.
Circulation Supervisor Robin Howard says, “Audiobooks are rising in popularity. With the increase in usage of services like Audible, we want to let people know that we have digital audiobooks available to borrow at no cost.”
The library’s digital books are free for anyone with a valid library card. Current popular titles include The Fix by David Baldacci, Camino Island by John Grisham, and Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. Users can borrow bestsellers and classic eBooks and digital audiobooks to enjoy on smart phones, tablets, Kindles and other eReaders, MP3 players, and computers. Mooresville Public Library also offers a dedicated space for younger readers, with a variety of juvenile and young adult titles on https://nckids.overdrive.com. There are never late fees with digital titles, as they return automatically at the end of the lending period.
Readers can access the library’s digital collection 24/7 by visiting https://ncdigital.overdrive.com or by downloading the Libby app from their device’s app store.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com