The latest SOLS Signal highlighted the upcoming TD Summer Reading Club. Intrigued by just about anything with the word “summer” (as I gaze out my window at a fresh 3 inches of snow), I went to their website, and found a list of 85 English-language titles that are recommended for all ages. These include non-fiction titles, children’s picture books, novels, and chapter books.
In an effort to support public libraries offering this vastly popular program, I thought I would purchase as many titles from this list as I could in e-book format. When the Summer Reading Club is in progress, I will post the OverDrive booklist to the children’s reading room.
Great idea, right? However, only 30 titles out of 85 are available in e-book format, which I found disappointing. It seems that many children’s publishers simply do not deal with OverDrive, limiting our access to these titles. Other publishers offer a limited selection of titles, not their entire backlist. Of the full recommended list, a variety of titles had already been purchased, and those that were not yet owned by the consortium have been added to a cart that will be purchased by the time you read this.
Some of our most recent purchases include picture books:
And non-fictions titles:
The list of titles not in the OverDrive collection will be kept, and checked periodically. Hopefully, more titles will become available over time.