I like to ride the bus to work whenever I can, especially on icy days like this. Today I sat back, turned on my mP3 player, put my headphones on and started listening to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Reviewers have called the book "a true literary triumph that confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time." It's good... and here's the best part: I didn't have to wait for it.
Downloadable audio books and music are available free through the library web site's Overdrive service, and now you can download titles at the Oak Harbor Library. The new Overdrive download station allows anyone with an mP3 player to download the same great titles at the library using the library's bandwidth for fast downloads. You can browse at home or at any library computer, check out items to your digital bookshelf, and then download them quickly at the Overdrive Download Station. Simply plug your mP3 player into the USB port and follow the instructions:
1. Check out a title
2. Transfer the title to your device (entire title or selected parts)
3. Sign out of your account
You can find audio book titles listed in the library catalog as eResource titles. Click on the web site to visit the Overdrive section of the web site, or visit the library web site and click on Audio Books under the heading Books, Movies, Music to browse. Add items to your cart, proceed to checkout with your library card, and enjoy!
Happy listening - Mary