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Help DCL Win More Ebooks


UPDATE: Even though we didn’t quite make our 25% increase goal, we still surpassed our highest monthly ebook and e-audiobook checkout total by over 1,000! Thanks to the 2,634 of you who checked out at least one ebook in June!


We know you want more ebooks and e-audiobooks added to our collection. We know you would love shorter wait times for ebooks. So, help us complete the OverDrive Challenge!

Check out as many ebooks or e-audiobooks as you can during the month of June, and DCL may earn up to $3,500 to buy more e-resources!

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Our ebook vendor, OverDrive, is offering up to $3,500 in credit to purchase new ebooks and e-audiobooks if we increase our June 2014 circulation by 25% or 50% over our previous highest circulation month. The highest prize amount goes to the library that has the highest percentage circulation increase of all OverDrive libraries.

Our current high circulation month was January 2014 with 8,553 total checkouts.

So, how many ebook or e-audiobook checkouts do we need in June?

  • To reach the 25% goal, we need 10,691 checkouts.
  • To reach the 50% goal, we need 12,829 checkouts.

Where are we now?

9,640 Checkouts

as of June 30

With your help, we know we can do it!

Also, with Summer Reading and the beginning of vacation season right around the corner, you’ll want to checkout those ebooks and e-audiobooks for that long plane ride or trip to the beach. Reading an ebook or listening to an e-audiobook earn you Summer Reading points just like reading a paper book does.

If you’re new to ebooks, check out our getting started page.

Spread the word and help us add more ebooks to our collection!

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2 Responses to Help DCL Win More Ebooks

  1. MM Carlson July 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I have enjoyed my increased use of the e-library service. I am disappointed that we didn’t quite make the 10,691 checkout goal. However, I am excited that we beat our previous total by nearly 1,000 checkouts! Way to go Durham!

    • Durham County Library July 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

      Glad you are enjoying the ebooks. We’re happy too that we surpassed our previous high total! Thanks for supporting the library.

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