Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Non-Traditional Access Points for Books

Recently I posted about the rise of e-books as a resource in our area. The 2012 Annual Report from the Mid-York Library System happens to also have a couple of interesting tables showing that year's circulation of e-books and audio books for each member branch. It shows how more than 45,000 e-books were circulated and another 14,400 audio books were also checked out. This represents pretty substantial non-traditional access points for library holdings.

The Literacy Coalition of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is offering another non-traditional access point for books by establishing Free Community Bookshelves in both counties. These bookshelves are supplied with books that are free for the taking in order to encourage reading and literacy among the region's citizens.The sites for the Free Bookshelves are as follows: