Library receives grant to extend digital servicePublished 12:54pm Thursday, September 12, 2013
The William Bradford Huie Library of Hartselle received a $3,000 Community Service Grant from State Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, Tuesday to continue its membership in the Camelia Net Alabama’s Digital Library.
The digital library represents 78 libraries throughout the state and has access to 444,001 items. It offers e-books, audio books and music to library patrons.
The service can be downloaded to Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphones, MP3 players, iPhones and computers. It also can be accessed by the Overdrive app on most phones.
“We’ve received nothing but positive feedback from our patrons since we began offering e-book service,” said Librarian Emily Love. “It has become very popular and we’re thankful to Representative Henry for helping us get the funds we needed to get it started and keep it going.”
“It greatly expands the volume of titles that are available at any time and shortens the hold time on current titles,” she explained.
“My kids use it all the time,” Henry said. “I’m pleased that the service is available to the people of this area.”
How to use the digital library:
•go go camellia.lib.overdrive.com
•click the sign-in button at the top of the screen
•choose Hartselle Public Library
•go to the Digital Home Tab and begin your search
•you can check out five items at a time
•you can place five items on hold at a time. They will e-mail you when your book is read and you have two days to download your book
•the books are on loan for two weeks, after which they will go back to Camelia Net