eBook access ‘big step forward’ for Ray library users

Jaclyn Elsey, circulation desk clerk at Sikeston Public Library, downloads an e-book to her e-reader using the consortium, MoLib2Go. On Dec. 1, Ray County Public Library will join a consortium of about 70 libraries that offer e-books and downloadable audiobooks. (Photo courtesy of Sikeston Standard Democrat)

By David Knopf/Richmond News

Ray Countians who receive a Kindle or other eBook device for Christmas will find they’ll have access to a wealth of materials locally – all without additional cost.

Steve Meyer, director of Ray County Public Library, announced last week that on Dec. 1 the taxpayer-funded library would become a member of the Consortium, a group of 70 or so libraries with 10,000 eBooks and other electronic media available to members.

Residents will only need an electronic device such as a Kindle, a computer and a library card to take advantage of the consortium’s holdings, Meyer said.

Joining the consortium is an economical means of achieving one of the library’s goals, Meyer said.

“We’ve been interested in starting an eBook program here at the library, but as you know we’ve been using all our extra funds to pay off our building debt,” said Meyer.


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One Response to eBook access ‘big step forward’ for Ray library users

  1. Elaine H. Wyatt

    December 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

    This is wonderful. I’m so proud of our Ray County Library. I don’t have an electronic device onto which I could download a book, but this might encourage me to get a Kindle, or smartphone. Just this summer I took a granddaughter to the library in Liberty to get her Kindle set up with the right links to download eBooks. So, we’re definitely up-to-date in Ray County, at least where our library is concerned.

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