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The Summer Reading Challenge is here!
Registrations have opened for our new and exciting Summer Reading Challenge. The format is different this year, with reading challenges that aim to hook readers and non-readers alike. We have a fantastic array of prizes on offer, with events happening throughout the summer holidays. Anyone in Southland who meets the age group criteria, and belongs to (or is prepared to join) a library in Southland, can enter. You can register online now on our Teen or Kids Summer Reading pages - and you'll be able to pick up your challenge cards on 16 December.
New eAudiobook service coming soon
Do you love audiobooks? If so, you’ll be excited to hear the latest news: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives will soon be launching Bolinda Borrow Box, an Australian-based downloadable eAudiobook service. You will be able to access the online service with your library card number, and download up to two eAudiobooks at a time. The eAudiobooks are all MP3 format, so can be downloaded to a computer or straight to a compatible mobile device, such as an iPod, or most smartphones. There will be a wide range of titles available (adults’ fiction and non-fiction, teens, and children’s titles); you’ll be listening to a great book on the go in no time! Watch this space for our launch date.
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In the near future, the US no longer has states, but is divided into regions. Boys are discarded at birth into orphanages, then turned out to survive on their own until they can enlist in the Armed Forces at eighteen. Only the strong survive. Girls are pampered, taught cooking and cleaning and other domestic arts, and encouraged to concentrate on their looks and deportment. At eighteen, they are auctioned off by The Registry to the highest bidder, as a wife and breeder. The greater the price, the higher the prestige. Girls marry, and never see their parents or family again. Read more...
eBooks and eAudiobooks are now here! Now you can borrow free library eBooks and eAudio 24/7 through the South Island Downloadable Zone (powered by OverDrive). You will need to sign in with your User ID to ensure you can see everything you are entitled to. For more information about OverDrive please visit our eBooks and eAudio pages.