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Don't Forget

Don't forget, Maud Marks Library will be closed tomorrow so that we all may celebrate our nation's independence.  Don't worry though, We are open online 24/7.  Find and check out a book from one of our many digital catalogs.  Request that a book be transferred to your closest library with our regular catalog.

Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) Update

digital media catalogIf you download eBooks, audio and more from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive), be aware that the notification hold time is now four days. What does that mean exactly? Once you receive the email notification that a title you have on hold (request) is available, you now have four days to log in to your account and borrow/checkout the title.

Free YA Audiobooks from SYNC

sync posterGet two free audiobook downloads every week this summer from SYNC. That's right, FREE! Today is the last day to download the first two titles, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Once downloadeddded the audiobooks are yours to keep forever.iobooks are yours io thed 

From SYNC:  "SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on."

Everything You Want and Nothing You Don't

better searches graphicImproved Searchability and Content Filtering for HCPL’s OverDrive Digital Media Catalog

Now users of Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog can choose to see only the titles they want to see specified by maturity levels. In other words, if you’re a grown up and feel like you are past the Green Eggs and Ham stage in your reading life, you can filter out everything but titles cataloged for adults.

Upcoming Computer Classes: March 17-31

Computer and Device ClassesThe Kingwood Library offers a wide range of computer classes to help you with your electronic devices. Check out our classes below for help on your iPad, eReaders, MS Office 2013, or cloud storage. You can register online using the event calendar by clicking on the event or by calling the library at (381)360-6804.

E-Resources for Teens

The library has resources that go wherever you do and can be accessed from your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, including the computers available for use in the library.

Access OverDrive to download popular books, music, and videos that are perfect for traveling, since you can have 20 items at a time and don’t even have to be in town to check them out. 

Visit the library’s Teens Know webpage to quickly access book recommendations, helpful homework resources, and more.

Read an eBook Week

Have you ever read an eBook?  eBooks are great for traveling or anytime that you can’t make it into the library, and they enable you to bring virtual stacks of books with you wherever you go.  Read an eBook Week starts this Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to try downloading and reading, or listening, to an eBook. 

eBooks on your Digital Device

Are you wondering whether to buy a Kindle or an iPad so you can read electronic books from the library? Are you having trouble downleading library books to your Nook? Come to the EBooks on your Digital Device class this Wednesday, October 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, room R-216 and get your problems solved by our inimitable electronic books guru, librarian Cathy Clark.

Introducing HCPL eSelect: Our Exclusive New eBook Collection

eselectHarris County Public Library is proud to introduce HCPL eSelect, an exclusive new eBook collection made up of titles purchased directly from independent authors and publishers. The items in this collection are owned and managed by HCPL, so they can be directly checked out from the library’s catalog and are listed in your main library account with any other paper books, DVDs or CDs you borrow.

HCPL’s eBooks are so popular that over 637,000 were checked out last year – about the same circulation as one of the system’s largest physical libraries. Most of us already know about the popularity of eBooks.  What you might not know is that many major publishers won’t sell their eBooks to libraries. By working directly with independent authors and publishers, HCPL is able to expand our collection and increase the variety and value of materials available for library cardholders.

Downloadable Graphic Novels

Do you prefer reading your books electronically? Our vast and ever growing collection of electronic books is not limited to traditional titles. We also have a collection of comics and graphic novels available for downloading!

Visit the Help page for tutorials on borrowing and downloading eBooks.

Here is a sample of what titles we have in our OverDrive collection:

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