We are temporarily suspending our news blog for Wake County Public Libraries. After a six month trial, we think it’s time to re-evaluate the purpose and content of the library news blog. This suspension comes at a good time because we are also in the process of redesigning the library’s website. Keep posted via the webpage for more details about events, services, programs, and news occurring in Wake County Public Libraries.
Wake County Public Libraries has created a short video to promote the library system. Take a look and let us know what you think!
March 2 is the anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. You’ll find celebrations of this beloved author’s birth at many of the libraries in the Wake County system. Continue reading
You may have noticed in our Download Library lately that certain titles are listed as “Use on: Kindle and Kindle free apps via USB only.” Whether you’re a Kindle owner or someone who reads Kindle books using the Kindle app, you will definitely want to be aware of this change.
Recently Penguin, one of the major book publishers in the U.S., decided to restrict download of Penguin library eBooks for Kindles to USB transfer only. That means you will need to save the eBook to your computer, connect your Kindle, and copy the book from your computer to your Kindle. We have instructions available for this process.
And while “Kindle and Kindle free apps via USB only” implies that you can use Penguin eBooks with the Kindle app if you transfer by USB, we have found this not to be true. Information on Amazon’s web page confirms that these books can only be used on Kindles, not with Kindle apps. Overdrive says they are investigating this issue. For those using the Kindle app, you should be able to use the ePUB version of the book (if available) with the Overdrive Media Console app.
If you need assistance with issues related to Penguin eBooks for Kindle, just contact us at AskWCPL. We’ll be glad to help!
The annual WCPL Booksale and Festival is coming up, March 29-April1 at the NC State Fairgrounds in the LARGE Jim Graham Building. Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more details upcoming. ‘Hope to see you there!