News from Zanesville Times Recorder:
ZANESVILLE — Overdrive Audio Book Class will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the John McIntire Library. This is a free, informative computer class where participants will learn all the ins and outs of how to download free audio books from the Muskingum County Library System’s website.
Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call the computer lab at (740 ) 453-0391, ext. 128.
Overdrive eBook Class will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the John McIntire Library. This is a free, informative computer class where participants will learn the ins and outs of how to download free eBooks from the Muskingum County Library System’s website.
Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call the computer lab at (740) 453-0391, ext. 128.
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News from Columbia Daily Tribune:
The popularity of electronic book readers is causing Daniel Boone Regional Library to beef up its online selection of print and audio book versions.
On Christmas, for example, the library delivered 399 titles to patrons as they tried out new Kindles, Nooks and other devices, said Doyne McKenzie, collections manager for the library system that serves Boone and Callaway counties. That is almost double the number of titles checked out, on average, in the two weeks before Christmas, she said.
And it might have been more, except that most e-books are available to one reader at a time and the library does not allow anyone who lives outside its service area to check them out.
“We don’t have a copy for every single person demanding these,” she said.
At Christmas, the library had 5,647 e-book and downloadable audio book titles. By yesterday, that number had grown to 7,465 titles. Some are always available, McKenzie said, but most are limited to a single reader at a time.
“Most of ours we pay for individual copies but have a service going with the company Overdrive,” she said. “Our normal threshold for people wanting physical copies is to have a c……………. continues on Columbia Daily Tribune
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