Libraries Offers Audio Book Program

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Thursday, November 03 2005 Nov 3, 2005 Thursday, November 03, 2005 2:18:06 PM CST November 03, 2005 in News

Ellis Froesch and her son came to the Columbia Public Library looking for books on tape and found out about the new program.

"It sounds like a great idea if i can learn how to use it," Froesch commented.

The librarians said that won't be a problem.

Sally Abromovich librarian of the Columbia Public Library said, "It's very easy to do and I think a lot of people will come to this because it's so easy to do."

All you have to do is go to the library in Columbia, Ashland, or Fulton once to set up a "net-library" account, and from then on you can access it from home or from any internet access computer. You can also bring your laptop to the library to get online, and download books from here. There are already 1000 audio books available online.

"We have everything - best sellers, mysteries..." said Abromovich.

Net-library plans to add 30 new titles each month.

"I have a nine-year-old that listens to tapes 10 or 20 hours a week. Tapes that we have at home, so we can get some variety online from the library. That'll be great," Froesch commented.

All of the files work with Windows Media Player, and will work on your computer for 20 days before they expire.

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