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How do I use the OverDrive app on an Android Tablet?

Android Tablets

1. Open Play Store

2. Search for "OverDrive Media Console"

3. Install app

4. Open OverDrive app

5. To start getting books, tap the icon with the OverDrive logo in the top left corner of the screen

         - If this is your first time, you will need to add a library by tapping “+ Add a Library” near the top of the swipe menu and search for library by Pioneer Library System or    your City or Zip Code

6. Tap name of your hometown library

7. Tap the star next to the link to save the library’s website to your "My Libraries” list.

8. Tap the library website link.

9. Find the eBook or Audiobook that you want to download by typing in the “Search” near the top left of the screen or browsing through one of the categories

10. When you find a book you would like to read or listen to, tap “Borrow

          - If it isn't currently available, tap "Place Hold"

11.Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN when prompted

          - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

12. Choose your book format by tapping the dropdown menu named "Download" and selecting the preferred format.

13. Tap “Confirm & Download

14. To view your book, tap the icon with the OverDrive logo in the top left corner

15. Tap "Bookshelf" in the swipe menu

16. Select your book and enjoy reading

17. If you would like to return your book early, press and hold the book cover.

18. Tap “Return” and then tap it again when asked to confirm your desired action

Children's Books on Handling Tragedy

When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled.

It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.

If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY

When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.

Read more: Children's Books on Handling Tragedy

How do I download an audiobook using OverDrive Media Console?

Set Up Software

 - Download and install OverDrive Media Console: www.overdrive.com/software/omc

 - For Apple Devices

         - Need a PC for WMA format audiobooks. May use Mac for MP3 audiobooks

         - Need iTunes 9.1 and up. Update your iTunes: www.apple.com/itunes/download

         - Configure iPad, iPhone, or iPod for manual management

                  1. Connect device to computer and open iTunes

                  2. Select iPhone, iPad, or iPod in the Devices list

                  3. Click the “Summary” tab and select "Manually manage music and videos"

                  4. Click “Apply”

Download the audiobook to your computer:

1. Go to PLS OverDrive website: http://justsoyouknow.us/overdrive 

2. Click “Sign in” on the right side in the gray bar at the top and sign in with your library card number and PIN.

3. Find the book you want to download by searching or browsing and click on it.

4. Click “borrow” (Or click “place hold” to be added to the waiting list)

5. Click “Go to Bookshelf

6. Select the format you would like your audiobook to be in

7. Click on the “Download” button

8. Select “Open” when the box pops up and click “OK

9. OverDrive Media Console will open

10. Click “OK” when the box pops up asking where to place the file

11. Select the parts you want to download and click “OK” to begin download

12. The book will download into the OverDrive Media Console. You can listen to the book on the computer or transfer it to your device.

Transfer audiobook to your device:

1. Plug device into computer with USB cord

2. Select the book you want to transfer

3. Click the “Transfer” button along the top

4. The “Transfer Wizard” box will pop up and walk you through transferring the book

5. The book will transfer to your device and you can listen to it

How do I use the OverDrive app on a Nook Tablet or Nook Color?

Follow the step-by-step directions to get started:

1.     Open the App Store

2.     Search for “OverDrive Media Console for Nook Tablet” or “OverDrive Media Console for Nook Color” based on the device you have.

3.     Download the free app. You will need a credit card even though the app is free.

4.     Open the OverDrive app

5.     Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen (small circle with lines in it).

6.     Tap “Get Books

         - If this is your first time, you will need to add a library by tapping “Add a Library” at the bottom of the screen and search by Pioneer Library System or your City or Zip Code

7.     Tap name of your hometown library

8.  Tap the star next to the link to save the library’s website to your “Get Books” list.

9.  Tap the library website link.

10.  Find the eBook or Audiobook that you want to download by tapping “browse” or “search” near the top left of the screen.

11.  When you find a book you would like to read or listen to, tap “borrow” or "place a hold" if it isn't currently available

12.  Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN when prompted

          - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

13.  Tap "Go to Bookshelf" to view your books

14.  Choose the format you would like to use by tapping on the drop down menu

16.  Tap “Download

17.  To view your book, sign-in with your Adobe ID when prompted by tapping “Settings

          - If you do not have an Adobe ID or forgot your log in, tap “Get ID

18.  After book has downloaded, tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen and go back to your bookshelf, click the title, and begin reading.

19.  Enjoy!

How do I use the Overdrive app on a Kindle Fire?

You can now download an ebook from the OverDrive library collection directly from your Kindle Fire. Follow these directions to get started:

1. From the Home Page of your Kindle Fire, select the Apps tab.

2. In the Apps menu select the “Store” button in the upper right hand corner.

3. Use the search bar on the top of the screen that reads “Search the App Store”, to search for “OverDrive Media Console”.

4. Even though this is a free app, Amazon will require you to have a credit card number in your Amazon account.

5. Tap “Download” to download the app.

6. The app will now be located on your Apps bookshelf. Tap the Overdrive logo to open the app.

7. When you open the app, tap the menu (it is three lines surrounded by a square) button at the bottom.

8. Tap the “Get Books” option.

         - If this is your first time, you will need to add a library by tapping “Add a Library” at the bottom of the screen and search for Pioneer Library System or your City or Zip Code

11. Tap the name of your library.

12. Tap the star next to your library’s name. This will save it as your library.

13. Tap the library to access Pioneer library Systems Overdrive collection.

14. Find an eBook or Audiobook that you want to download by tapping “browse” or “search” near the top left of the screen.

15. When you find a book you would like to read or listen to, tap “add to my downloads

         - Note: You will be using the ePUB version of the ebook, not the Kindle version

16. Tap either “Proceed to Check Out” or “Continue Browsing

17. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN when prompted

          - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

18. Choose your lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days.

19. Tap “Confirm check out

20. Tap “Download

21. To view your book, sign-in with your Adobe ID when prompted by tapping “Settings

          - If you do not have an Adobe ID or forgot your log in, tap “Get ID

22. After book has downloaded, go back to your bookshelf, click the title, and begin reading.

23. Enjoy!

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