Popular Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks Available Free 24/7 From Perry County Library System
Readers can use the award-winning Libby app to enjoy digital books on any device
In addition, Perry County Library system is hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app. This free online event features sessions for both new and experienced users and takes place on Friday, March 19th. Three basic sessions are scheduled at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 central time, and a Libby Deep Dive Session will begin at 10:30. More information and registration can be found here: ZOOM meeting on Friday, March 19.
Linden and Lobelville, TN - Buffalo River Regional Library – March 12, 2021 - As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Perry County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks free from Perry County Libraries. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or visiting https://reads.overdrive.com.
“I use the Libby version on my phone and I just love the convenience,” said Cindy Bayer, a library patron and volunteer. And she's not alone. What drew you to the library the first time? Reading! But books were expensive, and then you found out you could borrow books, read them, return them, and do it all for free. eBooks works just like that, but with the twist of the internet.
Browse, search, and discover.
In addition, Perry County Library system is hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app. This free online event features sessions for both new and experienced users and takes place on Friday, March 19th. Three basic sessions are scheduled at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 central time, and a Libby Deep Dive Session will begin at 10:30. More information and registration can be found here: https://overdrive.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gVekAWv6SpedlXiPWlUsXg.
Named one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with Perry County Library’s digital collection. This locally selected collection offers ebooks and audiobooks including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.
Readers may browse Perry County Library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.
To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more, download Libby or visit https://reads.overdrive.com.
OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading.” Serving a growing network of 64,000 libraries and schools in 84 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other content through award-winning apps.
The Libby reading app for libraries is one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. www.overdrive.com
About Perry County Library System
Perry County Libraries serve the citizens of Perry County, with the main branch in Linden at 104 College Avenue, Linden and the Lobelville Library at 55 South Main Street, Lobelville. For more information: https://perrycountylibrary.info.
Gail Spragins, Director
Perry County Library
Nan Garrett, Branch Manager
Lobelville Public Library
Yes, Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All you need a valid library card from your library.
Some libraries let you get a library card directly inside Libby, using your phone number.
Libraries have varying requirements for library cards. Your best bet is to contact your local library directly (or visit their website) to see what you need to do.
Libby works with public libraries that use OverDrive. Over 90% of public libraries in North America have OverDrive, and Libby can be found in 78 countries worldwide. Try searching for your library on overdrive.com.
From the classics to NYT bestsellers, your library chooses which digital titles they’d like to provide in Libby. This means they can tailor their content directly to your community’s needs. Libby is only for digital titles. It doesn’t include any physical materials from your library.