Leap Into Reading Day February 29th

State of MinnesotaProclamation WHEREAS: The “7-Point Plan for Achieving Excellence has several initiatives relating to reading and literacy; and WHEREAS: The Minnesota Department of Education develops and supports programs that make lifelong literacy accessible for all Minnesotans regardless of age, geographic location, disability, or other factors; and WHEREAS: Early literacy begins with the adults in …

Penguin titles and Kindle

Currently owned eBooks published by Penguin are once again available for download to Kindle through ECRL’s eBook service. However, we understand that we will not be able to buy new Penguin titles, at least not now, anyway. Yesterday I posted notice that the Penguin titles were not available for Kindle. That was changed sometime this …

eBooks – not everything is available

Warning . . . whatever I’m writing in this post may very well be outdated before I push the “publish” button . . . eBooks have overtaken the information industry like a tsunami. Almost everyone knows someone who has an eReader, if they don’t have one personally. While many die-hard print booklovers have decried eBooks …

Yes, we have eBooks

You asked, we listened! ECRL has added another format for your reading enjoyment — eBooks. Refer to this document for guidelines and more information about the service:http://www.ecrlib.org/ebooks-ecrl.pdf Readers enjoy books in many ways and use a variety of formats: Books for reading – for reading and enjoyment while in one place, like curling up in …

National Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced this morning. The winners will be announced on November 16th. The list of finalists is on the National Book Awards site at: http://www.nationalbook.org/ Use the NBA site to build your reading list with winners of past awards. Barbara Misselt, Director