More digital check-outs can lead to more funding at 2 libraries

The Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library are asking their patrons to check out more digital books and help the libraries win additional funds to buy more eBooks and audiobooks for their OverDrive collection.

Throughout the rest of this year, the library is participating in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” contest. If they hit 81,913 digital checkouts by the end of the year, they will be eligible for the funds.

“We would love to expand our digital collection with new materials and cut down on hold times by buying more copies of our most popular titles,” said Deborah Roy, acquisitions director at the library.

Library card holders have access to more than 12,601 free eBooks and 1,555 free digital audiobooks. Users can borrow bestsellers and classic eBooks and digital audiobooks to read on smartphones, tablets, Kindles and other eReaders, MP3 players and computers.

The library also offers a dedicated space for younger readers in the digital collection, with a variety of juvenile and young adult titles that can be checked out and accessed on iPads and other tablets and smart devices.

There are never late fees with digital titles, as they return automatically at the end of the lending period.

Readers can access the library’s digital collection at nidl.overdrive.com or by downloading the Libby app from their device’s app store.