Gems of the Mind Writer’s Club

If you’ve ever wanted to write or publish a book, Gems of the Mind Writer’s Club is the place for you!

We meet on the last Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Pembroke Public Library boardroom.

Please come out and join us!


Want to Add Your eBook, Audiobook or Video into the library collection?

The Pembroke Public Library has the opportunity to upload files to our database called Overdrive.  These files can be audio, video or eBook files.

These files will be available to Pembroke Public Library patrons.  If you choose, the files can be also be made available in the general collection of Overdrive for all participating libraries in Ontario.

There is no cost to submit content, however, all content is available for free from Overdrive.

Local content is supported in the following formats:

  • eBook: EPUB, PDF
  • Audiobook: MP3
  • Video: MP4

No conversion is available.  Please submit your files in the correct format.

All submitted content must accompany a Supplier Agreement.  Authors must hold the copyright to the content being submitted.

eBook files

eBook files for Pembroke Public Library patrons can be submitted in EPUB or PDF.  The number of titles available can be set by you.

eBook files for the general collection of Overdrive (available to all libraries in Ontario) must be submitted in EPUB format only.  15 copies of your eBook will be made available by Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS).

EBook files must be no larger than 100 MB.

Audiobook files

Audiobook titles must be submitted as a group of numbered MP3 tracks, no longer than 79 minutes each.  The MP3 should be encoded at 128kpps or above. Please save as a zip file.

Video files

Video files must be submitted as an MP4 file.  Video codec should be H.264, audio codec should be AAC.


Please note: Due to technical and copyright limitations, commercially purchased eBooks cannot be accepted for submission to Overdrive.

Any questions?  Please contact Lisa: 613-732-8844 x1 or