Libraries have long embraced the digital age and are continually adding innovations and conveniences to serve the members of their community. Another excellent example is the eReading Room. The Pierce County Library System has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating specialized eReading Rooms of DIY, Teens and Mystery & Thriller e-books and online audiobooks. With a free library card, Pierce County residents can browse digital books in easy to use online eReading Rooms. Readers can find this on https://piercecounty.overdrive.com/ and on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive.
”We are here for our community, now more than ever while so many people are staying home,” said Pierce County Library Executive Director Georgia Lomax. “Meeting residents where they are and with what they need, is what Pierce County Library does. And, right now our community is online and eager to relax and enjoy with some great online e-books and audiobooks.”
Pierce County Library’s digital choices offer thousands of e-books and audiobooks in a variety of genres for all ages. The eReading Room concept is based on the physical spaces in libraries are designed specifically for people to browse material selected by skilled librarians. Since then, eReading Rooms have expanded to highlight materials with certain themes or formats and for various age levels. Within Libby, eReading Rooms are called Guides while the Library’s website refers to them as Collections.
Readers may browse Pierce County Library’s full digital catalog of e-books and audiobooks, instantly borrow titles, and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and customers never have late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.
To explore the library’s eReading Rooms of e-books and audiobooks, visit https://piercecounty.overdrive.com/ download Libby today from Apple(R), Android™ and Windows(R) app stores.
About Pierce County Library System
The nationally acclaimed Pierce County Library System serves 614,000 people throughout Pierce County with 20 libraries and online services. The system is the fourth largest in the state and is funded primarily through property taxes. People may choose from 1.1 million books, movies and other materials, as well as nearly half a million online/downloadable materials. Pierce County Library is committed to directing services in three primary areas: learning, enjoyment and community connection. Its services and programs spark success for Pierce County residents. More than 2 million people visit Pierce County Libraries each year. The Library provides services and programs directly to people in adult care facilities or who are homebound, and to children in child care centers and schools. Pierce County Libraries are located at Anderson Island, Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Fife, Gig Harbor, Graham, Key Center, Lakewood, Milton/Edgewood, Orting, Parkland/Spanaway, Pierce County Library Administrative Center, South Hill, Steilacoom, Summit, Sumner, Tillicum and University Place. Pierce County Library is an independent municipal corporation and operates as a junior taxing district.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We strive to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. Our popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. www.overdrive.com
The above is a press release from the Pierce County Library System.