Audio books and eBooks
Have you moved into the world of portable electronic reading? If so, you may be interested to learn that NEIBORS now has eBooks for download as well as audio books. The Solon Public Library is a member of the NEIBORS (North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing) consortium, which provides downloadable books service through a partnership with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in digital media services.
eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac using free reader software called Adobe Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook. Please note that these books cannot be read on a Kindle. The Kindle is a proprietary product of Amazon.com and only books purchased or downloaded from Amazon can be read on the Kindle.
NEIBORS currently has just over 150 eBooks available for check out and they will be adding new books each month. A few of the titles included in this opening collection are: “The 8th Confession” by James Patterson, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver, “True Blue” by David Baldacci, “Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up” by Holly Hughes, “And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees” by David Faber, “Half the Sky” by Nicholas D. Kristof, and, for younger readers, “97 Ways to Train a Dragon: Dragon Slayers’ Academy Series, Book 9” by Kate McMullan.
To check out eBooks and audiobooks, you will need a valid library card, a computer, and Internet connection. Please visit the library website (www.solon.lib.ia.us) for more information. If you have questions about using this service, please call the library or send an email to Jacque at firstname.lastname@example.org.