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Florida legislature has new rules for school book selections

Tallahassee Parents and community members could soon play an increased role in school book selection, under approved legislation On Thursday, it comes as a growing number of titles come under fire at state and national school board meetings. The Florida Department of Education would also be required to compile a list of instructional materials that […]

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Salina Schools Won’t Ban “Not All Boys Are Blue” From Library Shelves

Salina Public Schools decided not to ban “Not All Boys Are Blue,” a novel that was recently challenged at a board meeting. In accordance with Board policy, a Property Review Committee has been formed. They read the book and discussed the novel’s potential strengths and weaknesses as a work of literature. After review, the committee […]

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Library celebrates its 50th anniversary | News, Sports, Jobs

Warren Scott CELEBRATES 50 YEARS – The golden anniversary of the opening of the Brooke County Public Library at 945 Main Street in Wellsburg will be marked with an open house and several activities from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. WELLSBURG — Since opening its doors nearly 50 years ago, […]

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This year’s One Book, One Canyon selection | Culture & Leisure

Powder days have returned this week as apparently everyone in town has headed up the hill for a run or seven at least a day since the snow started falling. Work can wait when there’s more than a foot of fresh snow right outside the door, and the general vibe around town seems just a […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in City Hall – City Campaign Highlights Santa Clarita Public Library’s Educational and Engaging Offerings

Did you know you have an abundance of friends and city resources waiting for you at the Santa Clarita Public Library? The City of Santa Clarita’s You’ve Got a Friend campaign is thrilled to give residents a fun and insightful look at the library during February, which also happens to be Library Lovers Month! Throughout […]

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Overdue fines killed by Surrey libraries as more e-books are borrowed and revenue from fines falls – Peace Arch News

Surrey Libraries have eliminated overdue fines on all borrowed materials. Surrey’s public library system had been fine-free since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, and now the move is permanent. Overdue library fines can be a barrier for some residents using library services, administrators say. “The suspension of fines during the pandemic […]

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Overdue fines killed by Surrey libraries as more e-books are borrowed and revenue from fines falls – Surrey Now-Leader

Surrey Libraries have eliminated overdue fines on all borrowed materials. Surrey’s public library system had been fine-free since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, and now the move is permanent. Overdue library fines can be a barrier for some residents using library services, administrators said. “The suspension of fines during the pandemic […]

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Overdue fines killed by Surrey libraries as more e-books are borrowed and revenue from fines falls – North Delta Reporter

Surrey Libraries have eliminated overdue fines on all borrowed materials. Surrey’s public library system had been fine-free since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, and now the move is permanent. Overdue library fines can be a barrier for some residents using library services, administrators say. “The suspension of fines during the pandemic […]

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ESPL offers the Digital Book Club selection “Together We Read”

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) February 3, 2022 – The Eastern Shore Public Library joins more than 16,000 public libraries and colleges, as well as tens of thousands of readers, across the United States to offer the latest selection winner of the “Together We Read” digital book club. From February 7-21, 2022, library patrons can enjoy author Kirstin […]

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GOP lawmakers target librarians for lawsuits and fines under new bill

Shutterstock The effort to ban the books has now extended beyond the classroom to public libraries, with a new GOP-backed bill adding librarians to their target of lawsuits and civil fines for those who , according to them, provide access to documents that are “obscene Where harmful to minors. A group of 14 Republican representatives […]

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Indiana Schools, Libraries Could Be Sued Over ‘Harmful’ Material Under Statehouse Bill

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow schools and public libraries to be criminally prosecuted for books and other materials deemed “harmful” to children, including items containing obscenity, violence or pornography. Senate Bill 17 passed the Senate Education Committee by a 9-4 vote, with Republicans on the committee supporting the proposal […]

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Kent District Library lends over a million ebooks and audiobooks in 2021

Published on January 25, 2022. Top 60 public library systems in the world by total digital circulation Kent County, Michigan – The Kent District Library (KDL) announced that it reached a record one million e-book cases in 2021. This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of digital lending in ebooks and audiobooks in the […]

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Contra Costa County audits one million library eBooks and audiobooks in 2021

Top 50 public library systems in the world by total digital circulation MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Library announced today that it hit a record high of one million eBook cases in 2021. This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of digital lending of eBooks and audiobooks in libraries, especially after a […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free at the Watauga County Public Library | mountain time

BOONE – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Watauga County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks for free at the Watauga County Public Library. With a library […]

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Chicopee Public Library continues to expand electronic content

CHICOPEE – The continuous evolution of technology places an imperative responsibility on organizations to grow with the times. At the Chicopee Public Library, the organization continues to embrace this challenge as it strives to expand its database of electronic content. Senior Reference Librarian Carol Bagley discussed the platform’s growth amid the impacts of COVID-19. While […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free at the Watauga County Public Library | Local News

BOONE – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Watauga County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks for free at the Watauga County Public Library. With a library […]

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The most requested eBooks and audiobooks from the Ottawa Public Library in 2021

If you’re looking for a new eAudiobook or eBook to snuggle up to during this cold spell, the Ottawa Public Library has released some suggestions with the best boxes in 2021. Ottawa Public Library cardholders accessed a record two million eBooks last year. Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland was the most borrowed e-book in the library’s OverDrive […]

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The stroller, January 13, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

Start the New Year on the right foot! Advertise your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send the information at least a week in advance to vndnews@triblive.com. Please include a daytime phone number. Nominations sought for the Alumni Hall of Fame The Allegheny Valley School District is accepting nominations for its […]

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The stroller, January 8, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

Start the New Year on the right foot! Advertise your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send the information at least a week in advance to vndnews@triblive.com. Please include a daytime phone number. Drive-through food distribution takes place at Pittsburgh Mills on Tuesday The Alegheny Valley Association of Churches and the […]

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Libraries lend 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in 2021

Overdrive is the largest digital distributor for public libraries. The company serves 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries. In 2021, 506 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines were loaned, representing a 16% increase from 2020. 121 public library systems in seven countries obtained one million or more loans from digital books, while four school […]

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Despite the challenges, the library’s offer continues

Barbara D. hathaway At Bee Cave Public Library, we look forward to another year of reading, learning and community engagement despite the challenges that omicron and other forces continue to throw at us. The library is open five days a week for regular services, so stop by to browse or let us help you find […]

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GRPL announces a selection of books for “A book, a city for children”

Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” by Christopher Edge and have the opportunity to speak with the author in March. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Grand Rapids Public Library has announced the selection of books for this winter’s “One Book, One City for Kids” program. Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” […]

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Sarasota County Announces 2022 “One Book” Selection

Arts & Culture DAILY SRQ FRESHLY Squeezed Content EVERY MORNING THURSDAY JAN 6, 2022 | Sarasota County Historical Resources and Libraries (LHR) is announcing “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” as their 2022 selection of a single book. “The Boy Who Harvested the Wind” by William Kamkwamba is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness […]

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Libraries demand new deal on ebooks

But publishers who have resisted selling digital assets to libraries are already changing their tone. Online retailer Amazon, for example, not only sells books, but operates its own publishing business. Until recently, Amazon Publishing did not sell eBooks or audiobooks to libraries. But shortly before Maryland’s law came into effect, the company announced an agreement […]

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Immerse yourself in a good book, movie, and more with your local library

The power of a library card can open doors to new worlds, even those that lie outside the pages of a book. The Fort Smith Public Library offers a variety of free services for all ages. Here are a few you may not know. Streaming and downloading With four different streaming and download services, readers […]

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Pressure to ban books from Texas schools spreads to public libraries

The Llano County Library was scheduled to close for three days last week, but it wasn’t for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians from this tiny central Texas county were to conduct a “close examination” of every children’s book in the library, at the request of the Llano County Commissioners Court. Their mission: […]

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Frank Sarris Public Library | Canonsbourg Magazine

Parking: The Frank Sarris Public Library is located at 35 N. Jefferson Ave. Our entrance and parking lot are behind the library and are accessible from Murdock Street. We are open for in-person services, but remember: Our drop box for returned items has moved. It is now located on Murdock Street. Customers can browse our […]

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Garrett Public Library News | Garrett Lawn Mower

107 West Houston Street • 357-5485 Vacation hours The library will be closed for Christmas from December 23 to 27 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on December 28. The library will be closed for the New Year holidays from December 31 to January 31. 3. The library will reopen on January 4th. Cookie Recipes […]

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The association is preparing for book donations

By Makeida Antonio [email protected] A local non-governmental organization (NGO) has reached the final stages of collecting academic materials for donation to educational institutions in Antigua and Barbuda. The Nolan Hue Foundation yesterday closed its December book drive, in which several members of the organization helped clean and sort textbooks and other materials useful for educational […]

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Book club toasts “Girly Drinks” and author Mallory O’Meara

“Girly Drinks” author Mallory O’Meara is happy to order Buffalo Trace bourbon. “There is a myth that women love and can only drink apples,” she said. Allan Amato It was sort of a BYOB night at the last FYI Book Club gathering. Participants not only brought their own books, they brought all kinds of drinks […]

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“It’s all about discovery”: inspired by Icelandic tradition, the Coeur d’Alene library offers free books until 23 December

Prepare for the flood of Christmas books. Although it was closed last year amid the pandemic, the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has received thousands of book donations. Now they are using some of these books through one of the many free book giveaways. JD Smithson, the library’s communications coordinator, hosted a local version of Jólabókafló […]

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Amanda Converse, New Hyannis Public Library Board Director, Hires Depin, Medeiros

HYANNIS, MA – The Hyannis Public Library is delighted to announce Amanda Converse as Chair of the Board. Converse, from Cape Town, is the co-founder and CEO of Love Live Local, a Hyannis-based nonprofit dedicated to advocating and promoting local small businesses. She succeeds Linda Bennett, who will remain on the Board of Directors. In […]

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Coleman Public Library to Switch to Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks | New

Coleman Public Library to switch e-books and downloadable audiobooks to cloudLibrary (Bibliotheca) on December 13e, 2021 Coleman Public Library will be upgrading to a brand new e-books and e-audiobooks platform called cloudLibrary. This platform will replace the currently used Overdrive. Why the change? The Big Country Digital Consortium was always looking for opportunities to provide […]

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Best UK Public Library Authority eBooks, Audiobooks & Digital Magazines Borrowed in 2021

Growing demand for digital content has led to record library circulation in Libby reading app LONDON, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Almost two years after the pandemic-induced surge in digital content use, demand for digital material remains high. Over the past year, UK library authorities have responded to the needs of their communities […]

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USDA invests in infrastructure for 5 organizations in Maine

WILLARD, Mo. – The United States Department of Agriculture plans to invest $ 222 million to build and improve essential community facilities in 44 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding aims to benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also includes $ 132 million to support health care, food security […]

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Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FICTION Night neon light by Joyce Carol Oates Literary icon Joyce Carol Oates offers a whole new collection of haunting and sometimes darkly humorous suspense and suspense stories. These are stories of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life, of a woman who gets lost on her way back to her […]

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KY Department of Education Expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Book Program Across State

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) has expanded the Dolly Parton Imagination Library’s book donation program statewide. Since its launch in 1995, Imagination Library has grown into the preeminent international early childhood book donation program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading […]

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These 8 US cities have failed an LGBTQ equality assessment

Eight US cities scored zero out of 100 in 10th edition Municipal equality index, which rates cities and towns based on the level of LGBTQ inclusion found in their local laws, policies and services. LGBTQ advocacy groups Human rights campaign and Federation for equality assessed 506 municipalities, including the country’s 50 state capitals and the […]

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Kobo Sage Review | PCMag

If you like the old-fashioned concept of taking notes in the margins of a paperback book, the $ 259.99 Kobo Sage tries to recreate that feeling for the digital age. But the experience doesn’t quite translate. On the one hand, we like the waterproof construction of Sage and, like any other Kobo e-book reader, its […]

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Denton Library Cancels Story Time Due To Book Selection Issues – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An upcoming story hour at the Denton Public Library is canceled after the city said complaints about the selected books led to safety concerns. “We had feedback, comments on the social media sites that we saw that were of great concern and that made us concerned for the safety of our customers and staff at […]

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New digital library service adds streaming movies and music, e-books and more

Ashburton Public Library has added hoopla digital content streaming service to its services, so customers can read e-books, watch movies and TV series, as well as listen to audiobooks and music for free. using their library card. Customers can access over 750,000 titles by downloading the hoopla digital mobile app from their app store or […]

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Whatcom READS Announces Community Programs and Conversations Exploring Michael Christie’s 2022 Book Selection, “Greenwood”

Proposed by Whatcom County Library System The Whatcom READS 2022 selection is the generational saga Green wood by Canadian author Michael Christie. With trees as a guiding metaphor, Green wood traces the rise and fall of a family and the “hopeful and impossible task of growing towards the light”. “We believe local readers will appreciate […]

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Popular eBooks and digital audiobooks available at Johnston County Affiliated Libraries

Available free of charge 24/7 SMITHFIELD – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re finding that one of the best resources is their local public library. The Johnston and Smithfield County Public Library (PLJCS) and its affiliated branches are pleased to announce that customers with an […]

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Andalusia Public Library Now Offers E-Books – TheAndalusia Star-News

Since opening its doors in 1913, Andalusia’s public library has seen many improvements over the years, and one of them is e-books. According to the director of the APL Mona Simon, the library started offering e-books in March 2021 at the request of the citizens of the city of Andalusia. Andalusia Public Library Director Mona […]

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Popular eBooks, Digital Audiobooks Available Free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Library | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo courtesy of City of Lubbock/Lubbock Public Library) LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can […]

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Popular eBooks and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, TX (COMMUNICATED) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines for free at Lubbock Public Libraries. With a […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press release) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are finding that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines free of charge at Lubbock public libraries. […]

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Half a billion ebooks will be borrowed from the public library in 2021

The public library has been open since the start of the pandemic and more people than ever are borrowing digital content. Overdrive estimates that more than half a billion audiobooks and e-books will be on loan in 2021. Public libraries around the world are seeing double-digit growth in their digital cases with the Toronto Public […]

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Greensboro Public Library Branches Offer Books, E-Books, Book Clubs & More | Books

The Greensboro Public Library – Central Branch is located at 219 N. Church St. in downtown Greensboro. News and registration Staff reports The Greensboro Public Library is a great resource for finding a book club you might like, as well as for making book suggestions. On the library’s website, you can find the addresses, phone […]

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Amazon will distribute ebooks to public libraries

Amazon has entered into a much-anticipated deal with the Digital Public Library of America to distribute 10,000 audiobooks and e-books to libraries. The content will be provided by Amazon’s own footprints, such as Thomas and Mercer, Amazon Crossing, and 47 North. This is the first time that libraries will receive digital books directly from Amazon […]

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Amazon is holding its ebooks in libraries because it prefers you to pay for them instead

According to a new report from The Washington Post. In fact, Amazon is the only major publisher to do this, the report says. This is because the company believes the terms for selling digital versions of books to libraries, which in turn make them available to local residents for free through e-book lending platforms like […]

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Buffalo Public Library to Provide Thousands of eBooks to Students

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – The pandemic has changed a lot for educators, and one of the biggest challenges is providing students with access to readings. “As everyone knows, things have been so different this year and one of the things that has really been affected is the ability of libraries to get books into the […]

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The use of e-books and audiobooks in schools has exploded in 2020

The teachers of the year 2020 have had a heckuva year trying to navigate through distance and hybrid learning. With COVID-19 sweeping the country, teachers have been tasked with the accelerated learning process to embrace virtual learning. As a result, OverDrive Education discovered that school-wide digital reading platforms have made an overwhelming shift towards e-books […]

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Increase in the use of e-books and audiobooks by schools in 2020

CLEVELAND, Dec 1 2020 / PRNewswire / – In a challenging year, the shift to distance and hybrid learning has accelerated the adoption of eBooks and audiobooks in the classroom. Therefore, OverDrive Education, the leading digital reading platform for schools worldwide, reports that a record number of K-12 schools have gone digital in 2020. Today, […]

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Publishers worry as e-books fly off virtual library shelves

Before Sarah Adler moved to Maryland last week, she used library cards from her Washington, D.C., home, and neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland to read books online. The Libby app, a nifty and easy-to-use service from the OverDrive company, gave him access to millions of titles. When she moved, she took another card and […]

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Pflugerville Library offers Spanish e-books for kids, resources for students and veterans

The Pflugerville Public Library now offers Spanish eBooks for children and new online learning services for students and veterans. The library accesses Spanish books through Spanish book distributor Lectorum, which has partnered with Latin American e-book platform Make Make. The collection includes 500 titles, ranging from picture and reading books to chapter books, folklore and […]

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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter-in-place orders across the country have not only crippled the economy, but also frozen civic infrastructure. Sure, water is still flowing from our taps, the police and fire department are still on the job, but your local library probably isn’t considered an essential service. But that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome this scourge with a […]

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Grand Prairie ISD works with the public library to promote e-books and audio

Grand Prairie ISD students using Sora in the classroom. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Libraries make it easy to access with the app GRAND PRAIRIE – ISD Grand Prairie is working with the Grand Prairie Public Library System to make reading and literacy through e-books and e-audiobooks a tool for student success. Andi Barnett, Public Relations, Marketing […]

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Great Resources for eBooks and Audiobooks

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here, listen: did you know that the Internet is full of free books for children? Many of us are self-isolating due to COVID-19 right now, hanging out at home with lots of free time that needs to be […]

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Get Free Ebooks: Where to Read Books Online for Free

Free ebooks are just one way to help your reader earn a living. And, thanks to libraries, public domain texts, and even bookstores, there is no shortage of free ebooks. Generally speaking, most free e-books are classic texts that no longer have enforceable copyrights, but if you dig a little deeper, you can find plenty […]

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Desert Sands Unified School District provides students with eBooks and audiobooks

E-books and audiobooks continue to grow in popularity, and libraries are a valuable resource for providing e-books to their communities and local schools – for free! To spread the word, the Digital Bookmobile travels to libraries and schools across North America. This is a unique exhibit that travels to public libraries and schools from coast […]

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The State of eBooks in University Libraries

In a Campus technology item As of December 12, 2018, Dian Schaffhauser reports that according to statistics from the US Department of Education, “library collections in higher education now contain more digital than physical elements.” Let’s take a look at what a few university library staff have to say about the state of eBooks in […]

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The Open eBooks initiative offers eBooks to low-income students.

“It looks like Netflix,” said my 9-year-old niece, Cameran, scrolling through a new app on my iPhone. “Are these all books?” “ At the end of February, the Open eBooks initiative, led by the Digital Public Library of America, the New York Public Library and the non-profit organization First Book, with the support of digital […]

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White House and Michelle Obama Launch $ 250 Million Open eBooks App for Title I and Special Education Teachers

You want to know more ? Check out our additional article with five more facts about the Open eBooks app! Do you remember how it felt when you first read what would become your favorite book? For many students, it’s a hard-to-get feeling that books aren’t always cheap or readily available, especially when school budgets […]