Midland County Public Library launched their electronic book program Monday. The library hopes this will begin a new chapter in reading.
Electronic books, or e-books, are the latest craze among those who own a smart phone or an e-reader. Readers can now download books online from the library's website. The books are available for 3 weeks at a time and automatically get taken off your device when that time is up.
"Right now we've purchased just over 600 books and that will be available three weeks at a time," said Interim Liaison for Midland County Public Library Diana Decker. "Then we also have thousands of books, classics, that will be available anytime."
To take advantage of these new e-books, all you need is a library card and a password that you can set up by contacting the circulation desk at the library. Then, you can just go online to the library's website, click the link, and download.
And for those with an iPad, iPhone or Android phone -- there's an app for that.
Every few weeks, they will be selecting more books to purchase and put into their collection. They will purchase books based on what types of genre's they see are popular. You can also go to their website and recommend books that you would like purchased.