Check out the original article here and then check out or request one of the titles!
- The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Margo Rabb, author of the new YA novel Kissing in America, compiled a list of Classic Feminist YA everyone should read. Check out the original article on The Huffington Post and then check out one of the books.
Odilo provides libraries with a different channel for eBook lending, incorporating library-created content, as well as content from midlist, emerging, small, independent and self-publishers. With titles from more than 500 publishers worldwide, Odilo provides a rich catalog for users to explore!
Odilo allows seamless lending of digital content (eBooks, eAudio, eVideo) using industry standards. It has an attractive web interface that uses AJAX technology, making it suitable on mobile devices, tablets, ereaders, and PCs.
To access Odilo, you will need to log on with your library card number and PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Nubereader?
A. This is ODILO's powerful HTML5 cloud-based reader that allows you to enjoy digital reading like never before, with features such as notes taking, highlighting, notes sharing, device synchronization, and many other features.
Q: What devices can I read from?
A: You can enjoy digital content a variety of devices, including Chromebook, PC and Mac® computers, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch, Android™, and many eBook readers such as Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Kobo eReader, and Amazon® Kindle eReaders.
Q: Is there a mobile reading app?
A: Yes, there are Android, iOS and Windows 8.x mobile apps. EPUB and/or PDF eBooks can be also be enjoyed using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software. ODILO's device agnostic browser app allows you to read from any device, including Kindles.
Q: Do I need an Adobe ID to register the Odilo reading app?
A: No Adobe ID is required. Patrons simply fill in their state, choose their library name from a dropdown menu, library barcode and PIN.
Q: How can I read from a Kindle?
A: Reading from Android powered Kindles is available using the ODILO App or cloud-based reader, Nubereader. The ODILO Cloud Reader also works for Kindle e-ink devices with a browser and Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
Q: Do I download audiobooks like eBooks?
A: No. Currently, Audiobooks are available only through streaming.
Q: Can I make the eBook more like a large print book?
A: Yes. You control whatever you want your reading experience to be, whether font size, brightness, spacing, making notes, adding bookmarks, etc.
Q: How many titles can I check out?
A: Currently, you may check out up to 6 titles.
Q: How long do I have the title for?
A: The default lending period for Odilo titles is 14 days.
Q: How do I return my materials?
A: At the end of the lending period, titles automatically ‘expire’ and return to the library collection.
Q: Can I renew a title I already have checked out?
A: No. But if there is not a hold on the title, you can just check it right back out.
Q: Can I choose my own lending period?
A: Yes, you can choose the lending period for each title: 7, 14, or 21 days.
Q: Can I return eBooks early?
A: Yes, but the titles are automatically checked in when the lending period expires so you don't need to manually return the materials.
Q: How will I know that my hold on an eBook is ready?
A: If you place a hold on an eBook, you will be emailed when it is ready for pickup.
Q: Are there any late fees on eBooks?
Q: Can I read the same book from multiple devices?
A: Yes. The ODILOTK digital library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the ODILOApp. You can checkout and start reading an eBook on your iPad. Continue later on your PC, if you want to take notes. Pick up right where you have left off again on your Android device or phone. (Up to 6 different devices allowed)
Q: Can I print pages from the e-books or print my bookmarks?
A: No, at this time there is no option to print content from the e-books.
Q: Can I customize my reading experience and change my reading options?
A: Yes, you can change your font size, line spacing, background color, font style, add bookmarks, make notes, highlight text and more.
Stumped on what to read or listen to next? We’ve got the answer! ROPL subscribes to a service called Novelist Plus (kids and parents can get recommendations through Novelist K-8 Plus, which is provided by MeL and the State of Michigan).
What is Novelist Plus?
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. You can these and other online resources through the library’s website Databases page.
For more about Novelist, check out the video below.
Now that the holiday are over and you're looking for something to read, we've complied a list of links for you! Here are some of the best books of 2013. If we don't have them (and we have a lot) give the library a call and we can place the books on hold for you.
Enjoy! Keep warm and snuggle up with a good book.
- Instead of creating a best of 2013 list, NPR tried something a little different. Mix and match themes to find the perfect book to read: NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013’s Great Reads
- Popular book cataloging site Goodreads asked it's users for their favorite books of 2013: Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2013
- Amazon.com has a bunch of lists of their best books of 2013.
- The New York Times' best 10 books of 2013.
- Check out the Huffington Post's tag for lots of best books of 2013 (on a range on topics).
- The staff at Slate pick out their best books from 2013.
- Barnes & Noble has a collection of their best new books of 2013.
- The New Yorker split their best list into two parts: part one and part two
- New Republic's best books of 2013.
- BBC's top 10 books of 2013.
- Forbes' best books of 2013.
- Mother Jones' staff picks the best books of 2013.
- Publisher's Weekly picks their best books of 2013.
- David L. Ulin (LA Times) picks his best books of 2013.
- The Guardian has a collection of articles on the best books of 2013 from a variety of sources.
- Popular newsletter Brain Pickings has compiled their list of the 13 best books of 2013.
And, for the younger set!