Read an eBook Week

An ebook is a digital book that can be carried with you on devices and is accessible on a computer. New, bestselling, and even out-of-print works of all genres can be viewed easily and may also contain special features such as audio, video, or hyperlinks.

eBooks

Have you ever wanted to try reading an eBook but been unsure about where to start? Or maybe you’re paying for Kindle books and never knew you could be borrowing books for free from your library? eBooks are convenient to carry with you wherever you go and can be accessed from your own home 24/7. This simple tech allows you to customize your reading experience with the font size and appearance. We would love to help you start reading ebooks (or audiobooks).

Contact our reference department at 610-398-1361×106, email info@parklandlibrary.org, or stop by the reference desk for more help!

What do you need?

Your library card and your PIN (typically the last four digits of your phone number), and smartphone, tablet, or computer.


We have two main subscriptions for eBooks and audiobooks- both can be downloaded as an app, or used in a browser on your computer.

Libby, by Overdrive:

  • Like a traditional library, each copy of an ebook goes to one user at a time. So, just like at the physical library, you can place items on hold.
  • Audiobooks and ebooks
  • Magazines, and fillable legal forms
  • Download Libby to get started!

Check out Libby’s “most popular titles” and start adding them to your hold list! Many of our library patrons loved the The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Have you read it yet? 

“From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.”

Libby has content for all ages – including kids, teens, and adults. If you love young adult fiction, check out the bestseller One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, which was just adapted into a show. 

“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

hoopla:

  • Borrow five items per month
    • A new set of borrows each month
    • No carryover
  • No wait times – all items are simultaneously available to all Hoopla users
  • Audiobooks and ebooks
  • Movies, TV shows, comics, and music
  • Note: Hoopla is only available for patrons who live in the Parkland School District.

Along with novels and nonfiction, Hoopla offers great comic collections. Try reading Marvel’s Miles Morales series, starting with Miles Morales, Volume 1: Straight out of Brooklyn by Saladin Ahmed and illustrated by Javier Garron. 

“Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! When the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man!”

You can find content for all ages on Hoopla. For kids, we’re excited about the latest book in the Questioneers series, Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. 

“Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his.”

Questions?

Ready to download Libby or Hoopla?

Contact our reference department at 610-398-1361 x106 or stop by the reference desk for more help!

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