With the latest upgrade to the computer catalog, you might have noticed some new records for ebooks that say “OverDrive.” So what is OverDrive? It is a service that lets you download ebooks and eaudiobooks to your phone, tablet, ereader, or desktop computer. OverDrive has recently added a kids and teen “eReading Room” website that lets you browse just the children’s and young adult books. You can find popular series like the Magic Tree House or Harry Potter, as well as some nonfiction. You can find Lexile information for a book, or search for books to match a reading level and interest level (that is, something appropriate for your age). You can also use the Advanced Search to find books in languages other than English (currently, Spanish, French, and German). Be sure to sign in with your library card to see all the books available to you! You can also place holds on books if there are no copies available.
All the youth content is still available on the regular PinDigital site as well. Nothing has changed there.
Patrons can access the eReading Room by visiting http://pinnacle.lib.overdrive.com/Youth or by clicking on the green kids and teen eReading Room logo on the PinDigital site.