Every December, Google honors a select number of apps in their Google Play store as the best of the best. These apps are broken out into various categories and highlighted on their homepage for users to discover. Libby, our one-tap reading app, was honored as one of five “Best Hidden Gem” apps, which are described as fresh to the scene and quietly building a fanbase — from newcomers on the brink of becoming huge, to cult apps and niche topics.

Google’s note hightlighting why Libby was selected states, “The joys of the library (free reading and endless possibilities!) meet the convenience of the digital age in Libby. Borrow media from your local library, then dive in with an in-app ebook reader and audiobook player.”

Since Libby’s release earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of readers have discovered (or re-discovered) the wonders of their public library. If you haven’t tried Libby out for yourself yet, there’s never been a better time. We also have a full suite of marketing and training materials for your staff to utilize on our Libby Resource Center. Download our award-winning app and get started sharing the goodness of Libby with your entire community!