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OCTOBER 31, 2012
NOOK makes borrowing library e-books even easier!
Finally, owners of NOOK Color, NOOK HD and NOOK Tablet are able to download e-books and audio books directly onto their e-readers using the free OverDrive Media Console app!

This app bypasses the need to first download these files onto a computer and upload them to an e-reader using a USB cord, making these e-readers an ideal stand-alone solutions for accessing library books on the go.

This app may be found by searching for "OverDrive Media Console" in the NOOK Store from these devices.
Once it is installed, open the app and choose the "Get Books" option. Next, choose your library ("Marathon County Public Library" or "Wisconsin Public Library Consortium") and input your 14-digit library barcode number. When appropirate, the app will ask for your Adobe ID. (If you don't have one yet, you will be given the option to create one.) After that, you will be free to browse and download e-books and audiobooks as you please!

The OverDrive app also is available for accessing library materials on many Android and Apple iOS-based smart phones and tablets. For a complete list of compatible devices, visit

To read more about using your library card to access e-books and audio books, visit

For the official press release announcing this improvement, visit {{2013-01-20}}

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OCTOBER 26, 2012
Kids VOTE!

The Winner is Duck!!!  Hey kids- Your parents weren't the only ones that had a chance to vote.  367 Marathon County kids voted for "President" in the MCPL Children's area in Wausau.  2 library books were up for election "Grace for President" by Kelly DiPucchio and "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin.  Duck won by a landslide with 229 votes to 138 votes for Grace.  Thank you to all of the kids that voted!  {{11-11-12}}


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OCTOBER 11, 2012
Be prepared to vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Are you ready to vote? The following resources will help you answer some common voter questions and concerns.

Other voting resources from My Vote Wisconsin:


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OCTOBER 1, 2012
Banned Books Week 2012
This week is Banned Books Week!
Sunday, September 30th through Saturday, October 6th.

Time to celebrate the freedom to read!

This annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Take a look at the list of books that were challenged in 2011.

Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books in 2011:
(Out of 326 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association)
  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r(series), by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth(series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Gamestrilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice(series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl(series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

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