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Save Money This Holiday Season: Free eBooks from the Library

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Save a little money this holiday season by coordinating your MP3 players, iPods, and electronic readers (excluding the Kindle) with free downloads from Portage County District Library. Visit overdrive.portagelibrary.org 24/7 (anytime, anywhere) to download eBooks and audiobooks from the convenience of your own home or other PC.  Using a Portage County District Library card and with the installation of free software (a one-time download), you can begin checking out and downloading titles immediately. Why buy titles for presents when you can get them free from the library?

Library patrons can browse the downloadable collection and checkout up to ten titles for a seven or 14 day loan period.  At the end of the loan period, the audiobooks will expire and return to the collection (eBooks can be returned early).  No returns to the library, no late fees.  It’s free, and just that easy! Are you new to digital media? Select the “Quick Start Guide” feature on the website for help.

Another great “gift” of the downloadable media collection- including audiobooks-  is the ability for users to create wish lists for titles that have not yet been released or that they are interested in checking out at a later date. Select “Add to Wish List” to place your name at the top of the list. Newly-added seasonal eBook titles include The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum, Christmas 101: Celebrating the Holiday Season from Christmas to New Year’s by Rick Rodgers, and The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere.  Bestsellers are available as well. Get the newest James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Ted Dekker, and Jonathan Franzen titles today.

For more information about other library services and programs, visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.