Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 29, 2013

MCLS offers simplified options for eBooks, audiobooks available for download anytime, anywhere

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For immediate release:  March 29, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205 

(STUART, FL) – The Martin County Library System (MCLS) is proud to announce it has expanded its services with eBooks and audiobooks! Available for download from the MCLS website using Freading™, OverDrive and TumbleBookLibrary (kids), registered library cardholders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the
Read, Watch & Listen webpage. These free services are made possible by funding from the Library Foundation of Martin County.

Freading provides a wide selection of over 23,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for patrons to choose from. All are free and available for checkout on demand, meaning there is no scanning a catalog of books that have already been checked out. Cardholders can download books, up to a weekly value of 10 tokens (each eBook has a token value which is set by publishers). Titles automatically expire after 14 days. Freading has its own apps for the iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ tablets and phones. It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, Nook and Kobo devices.

OverDrive’s Next Generation Digital Library Platform of eBooks and audiobooks has been simplified! The new website uses ‘responsive design’ allowing the mobile and desktop experience to be the same and optimized for any size screen regardless of a user’s device. OverDrive Read is a brand new option allowing one-click access for instant reading on any tablet or smartphone, without the need for a download. OverDrive Media Console is a full-featured reading app, complete with customization tools, bookmarks and a built-in dictionary. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™ and others. Some audio titles can also be burned to a CD to listen on-the-go. Titles automatically expire after 14 days and there are no late fees. Hot new releases such as Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen and The Black Box by Michael Connelly are available at the click of a button!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books which children can read or have read to them. TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently and also provides support to students who require skill building. Games, puzzles and foreign language titles are also available.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System and these exciting options, visit the website at or call 772-221-1403.



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