Upcoming changes for Library E-books and E-Audiobooks

The Houston County Public Library System, as a member of GADD [Georgia Download Destination] is proud to announce a new partnership with RBDigital, a vendor of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines.

Why the switch? RBDigital offers us the ability to provide you with not only e-books and e-audiobooks, but also e-magazines and e-audiobooks. The e-magazines and some e-audiobooks will have no holds or waiting periods. We will also utilize RBDigital’s competitive pricing to offer more content for our patrons.

When will the change take effect? Our new contract begins February 6th, 2018.

What will happen to my holds? We will be pausing the option to place holds beginning January 1st, 2018, and restarting this option when our new contract begins February 6th.

What about my wishlist? You may want to make a printed copy of your wishlist so you can re-create it on the new system.

Which patrons will be affected by this switch? Starting February 6th, patrons will be directed to the RBDigital platform, which will offer a similar experience to the existing platform. Users who read or listen on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, and tablets will continue to have the ability to download and enjoy these materials. Users who own dedicated Kindle e-readers, such as the Paperwhite, will need to contact RBDigital’s helpline for assistance, due to Amazon’s proprietary e-book format.

For questions – please email –
jspaulk@houpl.org

J. Sara Paulk, Director – Houston County Public Library

Go Fish passes

We are pleased to announce that our Go Fish passes have now arrived at all three branches.  By checking out the Go Fish pass at your local library, you gain free admission for 4 individuals (regardless of age).  Below are just a few of the many things you can do at the Go Fish facility:

  • See freshwater aquariums featuring trout, largemouth bass and more…
  • Explore underwater habitats from mountain streams to black water swamps
  • View aquatic wildlife, including live alligators and turtles
  • Catch fish in the stocked pond
  • Try out the interactive shooting room
  • Get ‘Reel Tips’ on how and where to fish
  • Enjoy a walk on the nature trail
Go Fish is located in Perry, Georgia and is open three days a week to the public (Friday and Saturday 9A.M. – 5P.M. and Sunday 1P.M. – 5 P.M.).  To learn more about Go Fish, please visit the following website:
To check out the Go Fish pass please ask for it at the circulation desk.