Cumberland County library included in eBook consortium for preschoolers through fourth grade

cclibraryChildren in preschool through fourth grade will benefit from the Cumberland County library joining the statewide eBook consortium.

The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina created the new digital resource sharing service, a news release said. NC Kids Digital Library will include more than 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, read-alongs and videos through OverDrive’s digital reading platform.

All of the titles can be accessed through an app on all major computers and devices, including iOS, Android, Chromebook and Kindle, the release said. Participants just need a library card to get started.

NC Kids Digital Library is sponsored by library directors association and the General Assembly with assistance from the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. In July of last year, the 2016 Appropriations Act was signed into law for fiscal year 2016-17 that included a funding provision for $200,000 for the state library to work with library directors association to create a statewide consortium for all public library cardholders.

Author: Alan Wooten
Twitter: @fo_wooten


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