More than just books

But of course, the library’s catalog is online, Boy Wonder…

Library users are mobile …these days! A recent Pew Internet study found that 13% of patrons are logging onto Library web sites for title searches and other services via their mobile devices (smartphones, iPads, etc).

The Pew Study also found that “The share of recent library users1 who have borrowed an e-book from a library has increased from 3% last year to 5% this year. Moreover, awareness of e-book lending by libraries is growing.

Overdrive - Download audiobooks ebooksThe share of those in the overall population who are aware that libraries offer e-books has jumped from 24% late last year to 31% now.”

By the way…

The River SwimmerWhen was the last time you stopped in to the library? Even if just to browse a bit? We’ve got some new titles for you… including a pair of Novellas by Michigan’s own (‘force-of-nature’ author) Jim Harrison.

NPR’s book site recently posted a review of the new release, claiming it “deepens and broadens his already openhearted and smart-minded sense of the way we live now, and what we might do to improve it.”

Check it out.

…thanks to HuffPoBooks for the image^

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