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Students gain access to thousands of books through Overdrive

Lucas Wesselius, Staff Writer

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Overdrive is a new e-book reader that allows students access to thousands of free books at their fingertips. Every student at SHS has access to this incredible resource  by simply using their ID number as their username and the password “mounties”.

Overdrive is a collaborative effort between several school districts, including those both inside and outside of Monroe County. Every school district pitches in cash to purchase books. The books are added to the digital library and are available to students in all the participating schools.

“It’s just full of newer popular books and some classics and it’s easy to access for people who like to read on electronic devices,” said SHS librarian Mr. Bill Lowenburg,  

In addition to more than 2,000 newer books, Overdrive also works in coordination with Project Gutenberg, which allows students access to more than 30,000 classics.

While many are skeptical of the move from traditional books to e-books, there is no doubt that this is an amazing resource now available to the Mountie Nation.

Link to the website: https://ciu20.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn2.htm?branchid=2765&URL=Default.htm

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  1. Alefiyah Vahanvaty on April 6th, 2017 11:31 AM

    I think that it is great that we are living in a generation, where we have access to an infinite amount of knowledge. Education and knowledge is power.

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  2. Bill Lowenburg on April 7th, 2017 10:15 AM

    I’m not sure if the link for the library web page will always work, so please use the one below to access Overdrive:

    https://ciu20.libraryreserve.com

    Just choose our school from the list, then log in with your student number and the password Mounties.

    Enjoy your reading!

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  3. Sadie Unangst on April 20th, 2017 7:40 AM

    I think this is a truly great thing for students because it gives us the option to read whenever we want, especially since we have our phones on us a majority of the time. It’s easy access and encourages reading more.

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  4. Kyle on April 20th, 2017 1:00 PM

    Wow this is amazing

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  5. Matthew Shotko on April 20th, 2017 1:06 PM

    I think this is a great asset given to students to expand the options they have to read

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  6. Luke Socha on April 20th, 2017 1:29 PM

    This is so useful, I love reading but I’m always forgetting to get books. I feel like so many other people forget too and I’m so happy for them too! This is a great idea and it’s going to work so well, I absolutely love it.

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  7. Janiaya cummings on April 21st, 2017 7:34 AM

    I think this is a good idea because us teens are always on our phone so it’s easier for us to get to a book if we are bored and feel like reading. We could easily search for a book that we like online instead of waiting to go to the library and looking through all the shelves of books.

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  8. Latrell barnes on April 21st, 2017 7:37 AM

    I think this is a good way to renew your books and keep reading the book the entertains you

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  9. Leiyla O'Dowd on April 21st, 2017 12:14 PM

    This is great! Awesome ideas coming through stroudsburg everyday. Makes me really happy!

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  10. Caeley Hank on April 21st, 2017 1:30 PM

    Not having to pay any over due book fines is a big plus of over drive and is why I use it so often.

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  11. Gabby Buchanan on April 23rd, 2017 4:59 PM

    I think it is great for students to now know that they can get books online and not worry about them being overdue. It is also great that there is so many choices to chose from! I like how when the due date comes the book just returns back into the over drive library

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  12. Shanna-Kay Lemuel on May 8th, 2017 10:02 AM

    This is good for those, like me, who forget to return library books. Now i don’t have to travel that extra mile to read.

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