February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) named the second week of February as “Negro History Week.” That week was chosen because the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and Frederick Douglass on February 14, had been celebrated together by black communities since the late 19th century. In 1969, Black History Month was proposed by black educators and students at Kent State University, and, since 1976, every American president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Meet Libby, the New OverDrive App

New Libby AppHave you tried using the NOBLE OverDrive collection with the new Libby app? It really streamlines the process! One tap to check out a book, one tap to see your bookshelf with all your checkouts, one tap to open or return a book, and one tap to view the library collection to find more books!

You can even switch back and forth between two library collections — this is handy because everyone who lives, works or owns property in Massachusetts is entitled to a card from the Boston Public Library which lets you use their OverDrive collection as well as ours. You don’t even have to go to Boston to sign up for a card: Boston Public Library Online Registration and eCard FAQ.

If you haven’t tried checking out ebooks and e-audiobooks from OverDrive, this is a great way to start!

Download the app for your device: Apple iOS | Android |Windows

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