Huntington library adds more online books

Patrons of the Huntington City-Township Public Library now have access to more than 675 additional eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Those books, purchased with a federal grant, fill in gaps in the electronic collection, says Kathy Holst, director of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

"Over the past year, the demand for our library eBooks and eAudiobooks has increased significantly," Holst says. "Up until now, we've focused on adding newly-released books and those requested by patrons.

"This grant will allow us to increase our collection by 30 percent and purchase older titles by popular authors that are still widely read."

The new selections include contemporary titles released primarily in the last five years for children, teens and adults.

They are available now to patrons of all seven area libraries, including HCTPL, that are a part of the Northeast Indiana Digital Library. They can be checked out through the OverDrive app. Books can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, smart phone, eReader or MP3 player.

Information about downloading books is available at the library, by calling 356-0824 or by visiting www.huntington.

The Library Services and Technology Act grant was awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Indiana State Library.