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.

Changes for 2018

Q. What is going on?

A. The Georgia Download Destination (GADD) library consortium is proud to announce a new partnership with RBDigital, (Recorded Books Digital) a vendor of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines.

Q. Are all Georgia public libraries affected?

A. Only public libraries that are members of GADD will be affected. Go to: https://gadd.overdrive.com/ and click on “sign in” for a list of current GADD members.

Q. How can I find out more about RBDigital?

A. Feel free to go to their website: http://rbdigital.rbdigital.com/

Q. Why is there a change?

A. Beginning Feb 6, 2018, GADD will switch from OVERDRIVE to RBDigital in order to provide libraries with a more cost efficient way to provide patrons with more electronic books, magazines and audiobook content.

Q. When will the change take effect?

A Starting January 1st, 2018, all OVERDRIVE holds will be suspended. Starting on February 6th, 2018, patrons will be able to place new holds on RBDigital.

Q. What will happen to my holds?

A. Any holds on not filled on Overdrive (old system) by January 1, 2018 will not be transferred over and will need to be recreated on the RBDigital (new system).

Q. When can I put things on hold again?

A. Beginning February 6th, 2018, you will be able to start placing new holds on RBDigital.

Q. What titles will be available on the new system?

A. While publishers still determine the availability of titles in electronic format, GADD will continue to purchase thousands of new and popular bestsellers in e-book, e-magazine and e-audiobook formats.

Q. Which devices will work with RBDigital?

A. Please see the compatibility matrix on the reverse side for a list of devices.

Q. What if I still have questions?

A. Please feel free to call or email J. Sara Paulk, Director, Houston County Public Library @ 478-987-3050 ext. 5 or jspaulk@houpl.org if you have any questions.

You can also contact RBDigital at 877-772-8346, M-F 7:30am to 6:30pm or email: yoursupport@recordedbooks.com.

Thank you for your patience.



CAREing Paws

Would your children like to share their storybooks with a warm, fuzzy, caring, loving, attentive and non-judemental listener? Well, now they can!
The CAREing Paws reading dogs are at the Nola Brantley Memorial and the Centerville Public Libraries on certain Saturdays, and they are ready to listen tostories and learn new words from readers in the 1st through 5th grades. Any reading level is welcome!!
careing paws
Many children who read to a therapy dog improve their reading and comprehension skills, testing scores, increase their desire to read, and even improve in confidence and self esteem.
For the Nola Brantley Library, please call the Children’s Librarian to sign up if your child is interested in reading to the therapy dogs: 478-923-0128.
For the Centerville Public Library, you can sign your child up at the CAREing Paws display board in the children’s section of the library.   
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Patti @ 478-320-3676 or send an email to Patti@careingpaws.org
The CAREing Paws dogs in Houston County are Kejdi (Kadie), A.J., Crystal, and Lincoln. You can go to www.careingpaws.org to read about each of these wonderful reading dogs. 
Thank You and Happy Reading!
Your local CAREing Paws teams