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It’s National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and...

LIBRARIES SURPASS ONE MILLION EBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK CHECKOUTS IN 2016

LIBRARIES SURPASS ONE MILLION EBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK CHECKOUTS  IN 2016 OverDrive, a provider of digital reading platforms for libraries and schools, just announced that libraries have reached a record number of digital checkouts...

Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate

American Library Association press release: WASHINGTON, D.C.―Today, public access to federally-funded research took one momentous move forward with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' vote to support the Fair...

Open Library: Will There Still be a Place for Books in the Internet Age?

In 2011, the popular book store Borders filed for bankruptcy and many news articles pondered if this was the beginning of the end for the printed word. In 2015, the largest Christian...

Celebrate! Today is International Read an eBook Day!

Today has been set aside by libraries and OverDrive, "the country's largest provider of e-books to libraries; it handles e-books from 5,000 publishers," as the First Ever International Read an eBook Day! If you're...

Dream Libraries, Bookcases and Fantasy

I love to collect pictures of anything to do with books, especially when they are fun, witty and something I wish I'd thought of myself. This is my fantasy, Disney like, library.  It...

Macmillan Publishing Releasing Books to Libraries

Last year, Macmillian Publishing was opposing listing their ebook titles with libraries, particularly via OverDrive, the supplier to libraries. This week, the publishing giant has changed it's policy and has agreed to...

Digital Downloads Set Record at Libraries

If downloads are any indication, eReaders and tablets were one of the most popular gifts for Christmas. According to Overdrive, the Digital provider to libraries; downloads of eBooks, and audio books set records....
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