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OverDrive Big Library Read, October 12 through October 26, 2017

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is the current OverDrive Big Library Read Selection. From October 12 - 26 you can checkout the eBook or audiobook with no waiting lists. This young adult novel, by Chelsea Sedoti, is the story of misfit high school senior Hawthorn Creely and her creative obsession concerning the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett. Hawthorn "always hated" Lizzie, who was a popular senior when Hawthorn was a freshman in small-town Griffin Mills High School, but when she learns about Lizzie's disappearance, she dives head first into the mystery searching for answers. Read more about the book and author and join the discussion on the Big Library Read web site.

Fox Cities Book Festival Oct 9 - Oct 15

The 10th Annua Fox Cities Book Festival is coming soon, with events planned for October 9th through the 15th. Over 40 authors will present 60+ events at venues throughout the Fox Cities. Check out the Fox Cities Book Festival web site for a list of authors, a schedule of events, and more!

RBdigital Audiobooks & Magazines

ANOTHER UPDATE: The RBdigital update scheduled for 7 pm on September 13th has been rescheduled for September 20th at 7 pm. This update is now expected to affect all RBdigital products, both web and mobile. The update may take up to 8 hours to complete.

OneClick digital Audiobooks and Zinio for Libraries magazines are now part of the RBdigital family. The content is the same, but the branding has changed.  The audiobook web site has also be updated. The formerly known as Zinio for Libraries web page remains basically the same for now. With these sites you have access to over a hundred digital magazines and thousands of audiobooks, available any time from anywhere with your library card.

There is also a new RBdigital app to replace the OneClickdigital and the Zinio for Libraries apps. From the new app you can check out and read/listen to both magazines and audiobooks. For current users, your username and password will remain the same. New users can sign up at either the RBdigital Audiobook site or the RBdigital magazine site. The same login will work at either site and can be used when registering your app.

RBdigital App: For Android, Apple, Kindle Fire

If you are having any trouble with the app or RBdigital web sites, please try contacting RBdigital or stopping by your local library.


Libby - The New App from OverDrive

If you are a current OverDrive user or are interested in getting started with eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, we recommend that you give Libby a try. Libby is a new app from OverDrive. It is the easiest way to use Wisconsin's Digital Library on your mobile device. The new app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Store. While you can continue to use the current OverDrive app, we think you will enjoy Libby's features and easy of use.

Visit the Libby Help page to answer all your questions or visit the Meet Libby page for a quick video introduction. Or just down load the app and give it a try. All you need is your library card and PIN to get started.

101 Book for Summer Reading

Here is a selection from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 101 books for summer reading. As this article says, "summer reading is anything you want it to be" and this eclectic list provides enough variety to satisfy almost any reading mood. Sections are devoted to editor's picks, compelling reads, thrills & chills, Wisconsin connections, Pop-culture, Baseball, and more. Find selected titles in InfoSoup, or check out the full article for more recommendations.

RBdigital (Zinio, OneClickdigital et al) - Maintenance and Upgrade

The RBdigtal gateway, the launching site for Zinio for Libraries, Artistworks, Comics Plus, OnePlay, and InstantFlix, will be down for a major planned service update beginning at 7pm, Monday, June 26 and running through approximately 9am, Tuesday June 27. These services, along with OneClickdigtal audiobooks, will not be available during the update.

OneClickdigital Audiobook Users

After the update, on June 27th, the OneClickdigital app will be updated to the new RBdigital app. This update can happen (1) automatically, if users have selected to have their apps update that way, or (2) manually, if triggered by users.

Once the app is updated, you can log in with the same credentials used for the OneClickdigital app. The new RBdigital app will have all your previous checkouts along with stored wishlists, holds, and history, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again.

In the new RBdigital app you will be able to access and check out both audiobooks and magazines.

Zinio Users

What will happen to your Zinio for Libraries app?

Starting around July 10, Zinio users will receive a notification within the current Zinio for Libraries app alerting them to the availability of the new RBdigital app and giving them the option to download it. The message will also show a counter counting down the timeframe for when the app will no longer function (currently planned for Sept. 8).

Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. In <X> weeks you will only be able to access your magazine collection on RBdigital. Please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.“

At the bottom of the message are the following buttons: “Update to New App,” “Remind Me Later” and “Don’t Ask Me Again.”

When you install the RBdigital app, you can log in with the same credentials used for the Zinio for Libraries app. At the end of the countdown the Zinio for Libraries app will be locked and you will see a message encouraging you to download the new app, but you cannot access the new app until you download and install it.

Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note: Your username and password will remain the same.

The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on the device until you delete it. When the Zinio for Libraries app is deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from your device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will have all previous checkouts available, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again, as needed.

If you have any questions or problmes, you can contact RBdigital support by phone  Monday – Friday 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 877-772-8346 or email support@oneclickdigital.com