Readers of eBooks who use the OverDrive Media Console on an Apple device to borrow eBooks may experience trouble with the OverDrive App after installing iOS 7.
When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook (the kind you borrow from the library.) New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.
OverDrive is working to resolve the issue but in the meantime, they offer these immediate remedies for users:
- Re-authenticate the app with their existing or a new Adobe ID. Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)
- Uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user’s bookshelf, history, and app settings.
Audiobook users won’t notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again.
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We apologize for the inconvenience.
The past month has brought the release of some great urban fantasy.
Carniepunk. An anthology of short stories that all feature the magical and beglittered, sometimes dark and creepy, setting of a carnival. Includes some bestselling urban fantasy authors like favorites Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid series; Seanan McGuire, author of the InCryptid series; Rachel Caine, author of the Weather Warden books; and Jennifer Estep, author of the Elemental Assassin series.
Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton. The latest installment in the Anita Blake series is much more focused on Anita and her relationships than recent books. Micah, one of Anita’s lovers, learns that his estranged father has been infected with a zombie disease. As a necromancer/expert on zombies, Anita travels with him, hoping to help. While there are the usual “Who has the bigger gun” contests with local authorities, this book felt less focused on Anita’s physical relationships and more on emotional ties to her lovers, Micah’s family, even her relationship with Edward (still can’t quite believe that Death is getting married!).
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones. In this latest book in the series, Charlie’s used to seeing ghosts; after all, she’s a grim reaper. But not usually dozens at a time and not usually spirits so traumatized that they’re unable to communicate. In her effort to find the serial killer and stop him before any more of his victims haunt her, Charlie has to make a deal with the devil. Or at least his sexy son, Reyes.
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews. This series is set in a world where magic has returned, bringing with it sorcerers, shifters, and vampires. Former mercenary Kate and her mate, Curran the Beast Lord leave their stronghold in Atlanta for a mission that seems doomed to fail in Europe but the lives of their followers depend on their success. Fast paced action and lots of the snappy dialog between Kate and Curran that fans of the series enjoy.
Reading eBooks from the Ohio eBook Project and SEO Library Consortium (located on the Downloads section of the library’s website) is now easier than ever. The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app will be available on August 20. Check out a preview of the new app here. Some highlighted features include:
- A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
- Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
- Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
Here’s a look at what library staff members are currently reading and enjoying.
Twenty years after a man-made virus infected the world, raising the dead and making millions into zombies, three bloggers search for the truth behind the infection. After a presidential candidate invites them to cover his campaign, zombies kill his daughter, and the bloggers must confront a powerful conspiracy. First Chapter
Resolving to avoid son of Satan and new next-door neighbor Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson is forced to ask for Reyes’s help when she is approached by desperate ghosts and her sister is targeted by a serial killer.First Chapter
Congrats to our grand prize winners in the 2013 Summer Reading Program. All of our winners have been contacted. Thanks for participating and we hope you enjoy your prizes.
Rylan D. won the travel art easel in our “Grow a Little Reader” category.
Breanna D. and Cordelia B. each won a Kindle Fire in our “Dig into Reading” category.
There were 10 lucky participants who each won an iPod Touch in our “Beneath the Surface” category. Congrats to: Madi B., Grace K., Tyler B., Keriana A., Elijah W., Clay M., Cherokee W., Sage M., Aaron F., and Kelsey F.
Thousands of children and teenagers across the area are discovering a passion for reading and learning this summer thanks to Clermont County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
“The library has unlocked a passion in my child that is truly priceless and for that, I am so grateful,” said Union Township Branch Patron Tracey Herzner St. John. “My daughter honestly waits by the door for me to get home to see if it’s library day.”
St. John’s six-year-old daughter, Isabella, is an active participant in the library’s Summer Reading Program. She and her mom use the library’s online program to track all of Isabella’s reading activities throughout the summer.
“I’ve seen her confidence grow and she now will sit for hours and read to herself, rather than always asking me to read it for her,” St. John said. “She has always preferred math over reading until recently. It’s all thanks to our Clermont County Public Library!”
Isabella and other participants in the program earn prizes from the library as they reach certain goals. St. John said the prizes really add to the excitement for her daughter.
“When she found out she had a chance to win a messenger bag, she was all aboard the reading train,” she said. “I originally thought the chance for a Kindle Fire would be the motivator, but she’s really proud of her messenger bag. We now carry it everywhere we go filled with books. We look forward to all the many fun things she can get her hands on when we stop in to our local branch.”
St. John said she encourages families everywhere to get started and sign up today for the program. Her daughter has been spreading the word as well.
“She’s been telling other children about it when we go to the park so she’s already a walking advertisement,” she said. “If her excitement for reading can become contagious, we’re all for it!”
The free program is for ages 0-18 and is offered exclusively online. It ends July 20. Register here.
Join us at the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. as Historic New Richmond presents information about Civil War sites in Clermont County. There will also be a question and answer session. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 553-0570, or registering online. For attendees ages 10-adult, children are welcome to attend this lecture, with their adult caregiver. Books about Ohio during the Civil War.
It’s been 150 years since the Civil War and July 2 marks the second day of the infamous Battle of Gettysburg. Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. as we mark this significant turning point in the war. Members of the Clermont County Civil War Commemoration Committee speak about the Gettysburg Campaign and local connections to the battle. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 752-5580, or registering online. This program is for ages 13+. Books about the Battle of Gettysburg.
For all of you crafty types, we have a couple of upcoming scrapbooking programs.
Join us at the Owensvile Branch on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 p.m. for a hands-on scrapbooking workshop. Scrapbooking beginners learn how to create a two-page layout of your vacation photos. We’ll learn about templates, cropping, journaling and even how to add your trip mementos to your pages. Bring 8-12 of your photos and we’ll supply the rest! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 732-6084, or registering online. Books about scrapbooking.
If you love scrapbooking, join us for the Union Township Scrapbook Club on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees ages 13-adult are invited as Brenda Rettig of Scraps, Etc. will present a two-page layout for attendees to create, as well as teach techniques and tips for beginning and dedicated scrapbookers. No need to bring anything; all scrapbook materials are provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
Just signing up for Clermont County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will earn the first 3,000 participants a coupon for a free coney from Gold Star Chili. It’s one of many exciting prizes offered for children and teenagers who take part in the program.
“We want children and teenagers to continue reading and learning even after they hear the final school bell of the summer,” said Adam Baker, Communications Manager for Clermont County Public Library. “Our program is a great way to keep those young minds sharp and let them have a lot of fun too.”
The library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 8 and ends July 20. During the six-week program period, participants are asked to track their reading and reading-related activities online. There are age-appropriate activities included in the program and library staff members are available for assistance. The online program also alerts readers when it’s time to visit the library and collect a prize.
This year’s Summer Reading Program includes “Grow a Little Reader” for ages 0-4, “Dig into Reading” for ages 5-8 and 9-11 and “Beneath the Surface” for ages 11-18.
Ages 0-11 earn a prize for every six activities they complete up to three prizes. After that, they’re eligible for a grand prize. Ages 11-18 earn a chance to win one of 10 iPod Touch prizes for every activity they complete. Special prizes are also being added this year, which include discounts to the State Fair, State Parks and more.
“We’ve offered Summer Reading for nearly 50 years and we work hard to make it bigger and better each year,” Baker said. “Whether you’re a new or returning participant, you’re in for a real treat this summer.”
Participants can sign up on the library’s website, www.clermontlibrary.org beginning Saturday, June 8. For more information, you may contact any of Clermont County Public Library’s 10 branch locations.
Watch the 2013 Summer Reading sneak peek video.
The sequel to James Patterson’s thriller, Honeymoon, is due to hit shelves soon. The Second Honeymoon brings together an FBI Agent and a Special Agent as they try to find the killer targeting and murdering honeymooners.
From Goodreads: A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach…for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon’s over. A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite–and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it’s anyone’s guess which happy couple is next on the list.