Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
OverDrive offers ebooks, audiobooks, and videos to the patrons of the Carteret County Public Library System through the North Carolina Digital Library. You might have used one of its two apps, OverDrive and Libby, which offer ebooks and audiobooks.
The OverDrive app is in the process of being retired because the company wants to focus on its Libby app. As of February 23, 2022, the OverDrive app will no longer be available for download on the Apple App Store, Google Play or Microsoft Store. If you access the North Carolina Digital Library using your web browser, you will still be able to access content through that website.
Download the Libby app to continue to access your favorite ebooks and audiobooks on your phone and tablet.