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eMediaLibrary, our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks, has a new look and expanded features. One of the most exciting improvements is OverDrive Read. Use your Franklin Park library card to access many eBooks by using a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Check out an eBook, and then read right in your web browser. Your eBooks will sync across multiple browsers and devices.

Consult the compatibility page for your device and browser. Right now, Nook and the original Kindle Fire browsers are unsupported, but are under development. Install a third-party browser app to use OverDrive Read on these devices.

Drop by the Reference Desk or come to our Tech Help Drop-Ins for more info.

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Caroline Waverly is a famous violinist comes home to Innocence, Mississippi to live in her grandmother's home. Caroline needs to have roots and peace from her life, parents, and hectic touring schedule. However, Caroline finds a quiet town with a few murders -- 4 to be exact. She also finds Tucker Longstreet, a neighbor who owns the plantation next store. The FBI come into town to help catch Innocence’s serial killer. What do the four women have to do with Tucker? What is Caroline’s real story? Will she stay in Innocence permanently?

I love Nora Roberts’s books. They are page turners with lovable characters, and this is a smart story that occasionally has twists that come out of left field -- like this book. Read it and you will like it.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard

I have been a huge fan of all of the books, but I really think Sara Shepard should move on to something new. I feel the last few books in the series have not been all that good and really rushed. However, I will still continue to read them. They are a quick read and still hold my interest long enough to finish in a few days. I also find it kind of fun to see what she takes from the show's writers and now incorporates it into her writing and character development. When I got to the end I did really still want more.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

Into the Night by Suzanne Brockmann

A lot of information about how the SEALs train and why. Also some historical info about WWII and the original Frogmen. All this is mixed with the romance and current terrorist attack. Well done.

Submitted by: Darcy Geer

Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts

In Carolina Moon, Victoria "Tory" Bodeen has a gift. A gift of sight: she can see the future. Coming home to Progress, South Carolina after years of running from her family and herself, Tory comes back to the haunting murder of her best friend Hope Lavelle. Hope was brutally assaulted and killed when they (Tory and Hope) were 8 years old. Hope has an identical twin, Faith, and an older brother Cade. Will Faith and Tory become friends? Tory comes home to reconnect with her grandmother and aunt and uncle but not her parents. Her father, thinking that her sight is a connection to the devil, unmercifully abuses Tory. Cade becomes involved with Troy with much regret from his mother. A murder happens in the town. With Tory's return, is Hope’s murderer killing again? Can Tory, with her gift, help catch a killer? This book is fast paced. Most of the characters are likeable and fun.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

The Paperboy by Pete Dexter

The Paperboy was an okay book. I never really felt a connection to any of the characters in the novel because none of them were very likable. I read the novel because I wanted to watch the movie. However, after reading the novel, I do not feel that I really want to see the movie. I am extremely happy that I checked this one out from the library.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann

The follow up of a terrorist attack and the attempt to find out who was guilty, who goofed, etc. It features two love stories and the beginning of another. It also deals with racism. Well done.

Submitted by: Darcy Geer

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

The Vincent BoysTired of being the good girl, Ashton finds herself drawn to bad boy Beau while her boyfriend is away for the summer.

4 out of 5 stars. It was a good book. I enjoyed reading it. The characters were all very developed, and it was just a good read.

Submitted by: Millie H.

Donate Your Prom Dress

The library is calling for gently-used, clean formal dresses for Once Upon a Prom 2013. Dresses will be given away to local teens to wear to the prom! The library will also accept gently-used, clean men's suits and tuxedos. All donated items must be clean and in pristine condition. Dresses and suits must be on a hanger. Donations will be accepted during regular library hours until Friday, March 15, 2013.

Black Bird by Kanoko Sakurakoji

Black Bird Volume 1There is a world of myth and magic that intersects with ours, and only a special few can see it.

5 out of 5 stars. Black Bird is a really good book. It's really interesting, and I recommend it.

Submitted by: Evelyn A.

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