2011-07-13 / Community

LIBRARY NEWS

by Catherine Vanstone

Download free audiobooks and e-books!

Download free audiobooks and e- books, courtesy of your library! The Southwest Georgia Regional Library System has joined Georgia Download Destination, a consortium of 22 public library systems throughout the state of Georgia, to provide the best in downloadable e-books and audiobooks to library patrons. If you have a valid library card, you can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting www.swgrl.org. Those with a valid library card can browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and download e-books and audiobooks to a computer and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software in order to download e- books and audiobooks, such as OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Edition. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Barnes and Noble Nook, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to a CD to listen on- the- go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of 7 or 14 days. There are no late fees! This service, powered by OverDrive, is free for those with their library card. To get started downloading e-books and audiobooks, visit www.swgrl.org. A password is also required to download e- books and audiobooks. Visit the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library to receive your password and to sign up for a library card, so you can start downloading a variety of e- books and audiobooks!

Reading Logs Due

July 22

Don’t forget to turn in your child’s reading logs for the Vacation Reading Program! All reading logs are due by Friday, July 22, 2011. Children who turn in a completed reading log will have the opportunity to attend the End of Summer Party on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library, where there will be games, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, prizes, and much more! Make sure your child reads at least 20 books this summer to turn in a completed reading log. For teens ages 12 – 18, they must read at least 13 books (with a minimum of 50 pages each) to turn in a completed reading log. Please call the Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library at 229.758.3131 for more information.

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