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Even though I've already been enjoying OverDrive on my phone, am I still excited that it's coming to the Kindle? Heck yeah! I can't wait to breathe new life into my Kindle. Since I've started using OverDrive, do I still visit the physical libraries themselves? All of the time! I love taking our kids to various library branches for programs, to play on the kiddie computers, to meet up with friends, and to check out books. Besides, library eBook offerings are still much more slim when compared with what's available in print, especially when considering how the County allows you to make free interlibrary loan requests from within its own system, with San Diego college and university libraries via the San Diego Circuit, and with other library systems throughout California and Nevada via Link+. No matter how little money you may have, there is no excuse for denying your family the valuable privileges provided by our public libraries!
In closing, here's a final tip regarding OverDrive: Maximize your eBook offerings by getting a library card for the City of San Diego's public library system, which has its own OverDrive library. You just have to be a California state resident in order to get a card from the City. Even if you don't make frequent trips out to City library branches in person, a card will allow you to access their online resources. Since you'll discover that most OverDrive books are often checked out and with a sometimes lengthy waiting list, it helps to be able to use both the County and City. And, if you just can't wait, buy the book from Amazon--I'm happier than ever to give them my endorsement since they are now willing to work with libraries!