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Discounted Passes to the Michigan Renaissance Festival

03 August 2015 Published in News

Step back into time with discounted passes to the Michigan Renaissance Festival (weekends from August 22nd to October 4th) courtesy of The Library Network and the Royal Oak Public Library!

Since 1979, the Michigan Renaissance Festival has been entertaining thousands of visitors every year. Now in its 37th year and better than ever, the festival features a 17 acre recreation of a renaissance village where attendees of all ages can enjoy authentic live music, a wide array of artists and performers, great food and drinks, and more than 300 artisan shops. Royal Oak Public library patrons will eligible for the following discounted rates:

  • Adult (age 13 and up) Regular: $21.95 W/ Discount: $16:95
  • Children (age 5-12) Regular: $12.95 W/Discount: $9:95

Use these codes during check out

  • The password is: MRF2015
  • The promo code: TLN15

Books on CD

15 July 2015 Published in eNewsletters

Odilo - Downloadable eBooks

04 June 2015 Published in Books News

Odilo provides libraries with a different channel for eBook lending, incorporating library-created content, as well as content from midlist, emerging, small, independent and self-publishers. With titles from more than 500 publishers worldwide, Odilo provides a rich catalog for users to explore!

Odilo allows seamless lending of digital content (eBooks, eAudio, eVideo) using industry standards. It has an attractive web interface that uses AJAX technology, making it suitable on mobile devices, tablets, ereaders, and PCs.

To access Odilo, you will need to log on with your library card number and PIN.

Quick Start Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Nubereader?
A. This is ODILO's powerful HTML5 cloud-based reader that allows you to enjoy digital reading like never before, with features such as notes taking, highlighting, notes sharing, device synchronization, and many other features.

Q: What devices can I read from?
A: You can enjoy digital content a variety of devices, including Chromebook, PC and Mac® computers, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch, Android™, and many eBook readers such as Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Kobo eReader, and Amazon® Kindle eReaders.

Q: Is there a mobile reading app?
A: Yes, there are Android, iOS and Windows 8.x mobile apps. EPUB and/or PDF eBooks can be also be enjoyed using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software. ODILO's device agnostic browser app allows you to read from any device, including Kindles.

Q: Do I need an Adobe ID to register the Odilo reading app?
A: No Adobe ID is required. Patrons simply fill in their state, choose their library name from a dropdown menu, library barcode and PIN.

Q: How can I read from a Kindle?
A: Reading from Android powered Kindles is available using the ODILO App or cloud-based reader, Nubereader. The ODILO Cloud Reader also works for Kindle e-ink devices with a browser and Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.

Q: Do I download audiobooks like eBooks?
A: No. Currently, Audiobooks are available only through streaming.

Q: Can I make the eBook more like a large print book?
A: Yes. You control whatever you want your reading experience to be, whether font size, brightness, spacing, making notes, adding bookmarks, etc.

Q: How many titles can I check out?
A: Currently, you may check out up to 6 titles.

Q: How long do I have the title for?
A: The default lending period for Odilo titles is 14 days.

Q: How do I return my materials?
A: At the end of the lending period, titles automatically ‘expire’ and return to the library collection.

Q: Can I renew a title I already have checked out?
A: No. But if there is not a hold on the title, you can just check it right back out.

Q: Can I choose my own lending period?
A: Yes, you can choose the lending period for each title: 7, 14, or 21 days.

Q: Can I return eBooks early?
A: Yes, but the titles are automatically checked in when the lending period expires so you don't need to manually return the materials.

Q: How will I know that my hold on an eBook is ready?
A: If you place a hold on an eBook, you will be emailed when it is ready for pickup.

Q: Are there any late fees on eBooks?
A: Never!

Q: Can I read the same book from multiple devices?
A: Yes. The ODILOTK digital library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the ODILOApp. You can checkout and start reading an eBook on your iPad. Continue later on your PC, if you want to take notes. Pick up right where you have left off again on your Android device or phone. (Up to 6 different devices allowed)

Q: Can I print pages from the e-books or print my bookmarks?
A: No, at this time there is no option to print content from the e-books.

Q: Can I customize my reading experience and change my reading options?
A: Yes, you can change your font size, line spacing, background color, font style, add bookmarks, make notes, highlight text and more.

2015 Teen Summer Reading Program

03 June 2015 Published in Teen News

June 6 - July 31

  • Thursday and Friday programs: Food, Fun, Prizes, Crafts - All Free!
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Full program available in mid-May.

2015 Youth Summer Reading Program

01 June 2015 Published in Youth News

Free Programs!

All children who participate may attend a variety of educational programs and events. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their children. Most programs require advance registration. Preference will be given to ROPL library card holders. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Free Books!

All children who register and participate in the seven-week reading program are invited to select one free book, thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak, and the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library. Books will be available Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 8.

Summer Readers’ Fair

All children who participate in the Summer Reading Program are invited to attend this outside event. Games, activities, train rides, the Chaos Obstacle Course and a Tropical Maze will be available. Socks required in the Chaos Obstacle Course and Tropical Maze. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Friday, July 31, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Escape the Ordinary – Adult Summer Reading 2015

26 May 2015 Published in News

Enjoy programs and prizes as we celebrate a summer of great reading. Plenty of titles in a variety of formats will be available to help you Escape the Ordinary -- whether it’s enjoying adventures in foreign lands; reading an intriguing figure’s memoir; or visiting an alternate world created by a novelist. And, of course, you’re always welcome to dip into the latest fun “beach reads,” thrillers, or hot romances.

Adult summer reading sign-up will start Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 am -- the same time as youth program registration.

Participants will be able to enter a prize raffle featuring some great goodies, and sign up for 3 free programs:

All programs will be 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. For more information, call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727, or librarian Rosemary Mirsky at 248-246-3715 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2015 Summer Reading Recommendations

Historical Mysteries

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