On April 18th, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. This year is the marked the 100th anniversary of the prize. View our list of 2016 winners and finalists for Fiction, General Nonfiction, History, and Biography or Autobiography. To learn more, visit the Pulitzer Prize web site and the Pulitzer Centennial Celebration page.
April 18th to April 24th.
The mission of the Fox Cities Book Festival is to connect writers with their readers and readers with those who write the books they read. Join us in the Fox Cities as dozens of authors present events throughout the week. For more information about the authors, visit the Fox Cities Book Festival web site. View a complete schedule of events here.
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by best-selling author David Sheff has been selected for the 2016 one book, one community reading program. Readers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions and events leading up to the author’s visit to the Fox Cities on April 18-19, 2016.
Visite the Fox Cities Reads web site to learn more about the book and upcoming Fox Cities Reads events.
Check InfoSoup for available copies.
Important note for iPhone/iPad users: We are getting a number of reports of problems from iPad/iPhone OverDrive users who recently updated the OverDrive app to version 3.5.0. We are still waiting for more information from OverDrive. If you have not yet updated your OverDrive app, we recommend waiting. If you have updated the app, OverDrive has released a new update 3.5.1 on February 5th that has addressed some of the problems. To check your App version, open the app, go to the menu (tap menu icon or swipe right) and tap "About." If you are on an earlier version, wait to upgade. If you are on 3.5.0, try upgrading to 3.5.1. If you are having problems downloading titles, please contact your local library. We will post an update when we hear more from OverDrive.
New Update from OverDrive (2/12/2016): Here are some additional help articles from OverDrive regarding the i0S update. OverDrive is recommending that users deauthorize (then reauthorize) the app. More information and instructions below:
Our popular TumbleBook library has a clean new look, new features, and some new content. The main collection of story books is now nicely organized by themes or categories. There is also a language learning section with a few dozen picture books in Spanish and French. Some of the TumbleBook content can be played on an iPad or tablet, but for the full collection still works best on a laptop or desktop with adobe flash player. From outside a library you will need to enter your library card number and PIN to access TumbleBooks.