After you’ve had something good to eat for Thanksgiving dinner, don’t forget to fill up your OverDrive app with something good to READ! We’ve just added THIRTY brand new titles to Ridley High School’s OverDrive collection, including the newly crowned National Book Award winner, two uniquely wonderful graphic novels, new books by favorite authors such as Miranda Kenneally and Joe Hill, and so much more!
- All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
- Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
- Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature)
- Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges
- Hooper by Geoff Herbach
- Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
- Odd & True by Cat Winters
- Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse, sample, and borrow our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Hip Historical Fiction, Good Sports, and “Crossover” Novels! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the brand new audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:
- Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
- Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis
- A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Listen Up! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti! Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:
A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
October 12-26, 2017, unlimited copies of the book (including an audiobook edition) are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit Delco.Overdrive.com (you’ll need a Delaware County Libraries card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today!
Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict!
Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:
Mitza Maric was always a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds would be married with childrenby now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and they form a partnership of the mind and the heart. But there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage … The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow.
June 12-26, 2017, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit Delco.Overdrive.com (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today!
Four of my favorite things: audiobooks, young adult literature, free stuff, and summertime (more time to read!). If you agree, read on because …
Sync 2017 is live as of April 27! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. For each week in the 2017 season (which runs for sixteen weeks total), SYNC will make two titles available for free. Once you download them to the device of your choice, they are yours forever! That’s two thematically matched, high interest audiobook downloads a week!
Why, you ask? Because SYNC (sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive) exists to bring the listening experience to the teen audience! Sign up to receive notifications when each week’s FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text, email, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Check out SYNC’s amazing 2017 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!
Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the titles we’ve recently added to our OverDrive collection include:
- Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
- Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
- The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler
- Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
- Girl in Disguise by Greet Macallister
- Game Change by Joseph Monninger
- One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook)
- Ultimatum by K.M. Walton
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out our Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Have you discovered podcasts yet? If not, March is the perfect time to #TryPod! Podcasts are digital audio files available online for downloading to your computer, device, or phone. New installments can be received automatically by subscribing through a “podcatcher” app such as iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. There are all kinds of podcasts out there to choose from: informational, educational, narrative, and just plain fun! They’re perfect for tuning into the content that interests you, when you’re interested in listening to it.
With so many podcasts out there, it’s hard to know where to begin. This is where featured collections and keyword searches come in handy. Books are kind of my thing, so I got started by browsing the iTunes Book Lovers featured collection. These are the ones I sampled and subscribed to … which podcasts do you love? Leave me a comment and recommend one that I should #TryPod!
- All the Books from Book Riot
Hear all about eight of the week’s best new releases in various genres, including nonfiction and young adult, from Book Riot rock stars Liberty and Rebecca!
- The Book Review Podcast from the New York Times
This podcast takes you inside the literary world with in-depth author interviews and discussions about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing.
- HarperAudio Presents
Publisher + Author + Microphone = HarperAudio Presents! Go behind the scenes at Harper with exclusive author interviews and audiobook excerpts.
- HEY YA from Book Riot
Hey YA is a bi-weekly podcast that’s here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit through discussions of fiction, nonfiction, comics, favorite classic reads, the latest in on-screen adaptations, and everything newsworthy and notable!
- Professional Book Nerds from OverDrive
Episode topics include the month’s new releases, author interviews, and discussions of featured genres such as Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and Romance. The professional book nerds will help you find your next favorite book!
- Read or Dead from Book Riot
Read or Dead is a biweekly mystery/thriller podcast with hosts Rincey and Katie discussing everything related to mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books. They also cover current reads, recommendations, adaptations, and other book-adjacent news and topics.
- The Audio Book Club from Slate.com
For when you can’t wait to talk about a book you just finished, but none of your friends have read it!
- What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel
Join the “Modern Mrs. Darcy” and her guest-of-the-week for a lively round of literary matchmaking! Guests discuss their three favorite books, a book they hated, and what they are currently reading so Anne can give them a book prescription they will love.