Sure, some of us prefer a solid hard-back book in our hands. But not even a pandemic should stand between a true reader and a good book. That’s why we’re pleased to offer free training with Libby experts for our patrons on March 19th.

As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Washington County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks for free. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive, or visiting the READS website.

We know learning a new app can be daunting. So we are hosting hosting live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through the Libby app. This free online event features sessions for both new and experienced users and takes place on Friday, March 19th. Three basic sessions are scheduled at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 central time, and a Libby Deep Dive Session will begin at 10:30. More information and registration can be found here: Libby Training

Named one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with our digital collection. This locally selected collection offers ebooks and audiobooks, including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.

Readers may browse our digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle”. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use. To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more, download Libby or visit OverDrive.


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