One of the best perks of living in North Palm Beach is the library. Director Zak Sherman and his staff, along with the Friends of the Library, have done a great job of innovating new programs and offering a wide range of activities for every age group.
Recently I discovered another benefit they provide: OverDrive.
OverDrive is an app that lets you borrow digital and audio books that you can read on your Kindle, iPad smartphone or other devices that support it. You simply register using your NPB library card, then connect through the Southeast Florida Library Association.
Browse by genre, including new additions. If a book is available, it will display "Borrow." Once you borrow it, you have 14 days to read or listen to it. Don't worry about late fees. You'll get a reminder the end date is coming up, and after 14 days, it's gone from your reading list. Nothing to "turn in." (But I do feel guilty if I finish a book in seven days -- I need to find out if it can be "returned" early so someone else can check it out.)
Of course, it may not have as many titles as you'll find at the library, but there is a lot to choose from. And it's great to have them at your fingertips everywhere you go (you can check out several titles at one time.)
So if you haven't tried OverDrive, I can highly recommend it. I just finished "Homo Deus -- A Brief History of Tomorrow," by the brilliant Israeli historian, Yuval Noah Harari (highly recommended, by the way). Thank you, North Palm Beach Library!
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."