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On March 3, hold redelivery went live in Libby and the OverDrive app. Hold redelivery replaces auto-checkout and gives users more options for their holds. Users can now select “deliver later” on an available hold if they’re not ready to read it but want to stay on the wait list. Users can still suspend a hold before a title is ready to borrow as well.
This means users can now manage their holds both before and after they become available. By enabling users to pass books they aren’t ready to read on to the next person in line, hold redelivery helps your library connect more readers to the right book at the right time.
How does hold redelivery work?
After receiving notification that a hold is available, users can:
1) Borrow the title within 3 days.
2) Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy.
3) Cancel the hold.
If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled
Library Newspaper Update Week
This week we invite everyone to come to the library to check out our featured author, Amy Fusselman. Fusselman is the author of five books, her first four books are all non-fictions. She is a new author to our library; her debut novel is titled The Means. Fusselman is a writer currently living in New York City where she teaches creative writing at New York University. However, she has had many interesting jobs along the way including playing rhythm guitar for a punk band called The Bread Group, all of which she says have helped inspire her writing. The Means is a tragicomic family saga that focuses on contemporary issues such as money and motherhood. The novel is centered around Shelly Means, a wealthy stay-at-home mom and disgraced former PTA president and her quest to purchase a Hamptons beach house.
Overdrive has been updated, please contact the library at 361-758-2350 to update your password.
Usernames remain the same. The Overdrive app is no longer available.
Libby is the new application for Overdrive. App can be found on the app store.
Attached is a slideshow that will help you get started with Libby.
Need FREE RESOURCES for Teaching and Learning at Home
The Education Service Center 16 has FREE resources for parents and teachers.
The site has printable handouts, lesson ideas, virtual tours, online math and
reading exercises, and easy-to-do science activities. Just click on the link
for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies materials for all grade levels.
Teaching and Learning at Home:
Victor “Skip” Forsyth
Region 16 ESC
New Titles in the Library
City of the Dead - James Patterson
Return of the Padawan - Jeffrey Brown
Stefano the Squid - Wendy Meddour
Portal of Texas History
The Portal of Texas History has started to upload AP Progress newspapers (1935-1945). The following link will take you to the site.