Posted in Library News

The Big Library Read is here!

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!BLROtherEinstein


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! BigLibraryRead.jpg

Posted in audiobooks, Library News

The Wait is Over … AudioBook Sync is Live!

Sync1

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!

Sync2

Posted in new books

Fresh Arrivals in Our OverDrive Lending Library!

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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.

Posted in Tech Tips

#TryPod

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. BookLoversThese 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
Posted in Library News

Let’s Get Real!

Let’s welcome a brand new collection to Ridley High School’s digital lending library: Let’s Get Real! Realistic Fiction is one of the most popular genres among both students and teachers, and now there’s an easy way to access these eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive app. Just visit our OverDrive page (students can sign in with their Canvas log-in), click on Collections / More Collections, and then scroll to Let’s Get Real. All of the books included in this collection feature stories with realistic settings, characters, plot lines, and events. Remember, even when school is closed, our OverDrive lending library is always open for browsing, sampling, and borrowing!

letsgetreal

Posted in Library News, new books

Brand New eBooks in Our OverDrive Collection!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and teachers can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 190+ eBooks. The digital titles we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Trashed by Derf Backderf
  • Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
  • This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
  • Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman
  • Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
  • One Was Lost by Natalie Richards
  • The Amateurs by Sara Shepard
  • The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

OverDrive’s mobile app has universal device compatibility, making it easy for students to enjoy books on iPads, iPhones, and Kindles. E-books never incur damage, lost book, or overdue fees; checked-out titles simply expire at the end of a three-week lending period.

Please visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out our handy Collections link with shortcuts to Most Popular, Fantastic Fantasy, Really Romantic, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

Posted in audiobooks, Library News, new books

Brand New Audiobooks in Our OverDrive Collection!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and teachers can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 20+ audiobooks. The digital audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
  • Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
  • Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

OverDrive’s mobile app has universal device compatibility, making it easy for students to enjoy books on iPads, iPhones, and Kindles. Audiobooks appeal to struggling readers, English-language learners, and avid readers alike. Audiobooks are also a part of the library’s ongoing commitment to diversity in young adult literature.

Please visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks. And while you’re there, check out our handy Collections link with shortcuts to It’s a Mystery, Noteworthy Nonfiction, Good Sports, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett. Happy listening!