What's the buzz in library circles? e-books!
Circulation of e-books is exploding everywhere, including here in Lycoming County.
e-books are available through the North Central Library District.
In 2008, the first year they were available, circulation for the county was 1,317. This year, the county library has surpassed 17,700 with more than two months to go.
There are many reasons e-books are popular: they can be read on a computer, an e-reader or smartphone. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those with a library card and Internet connection.
If you'd like to find out more about e-books, visit ebranch2go.lib.overdrive.com or stop by one of the e-book expo that are scheduled over the next three months.
Library staff can demonstrate how to download e-books, and will have available a variety of reader devices available for examination, including a Nook Touch and a Nook Color, a Kindle Touch and a Kindle Fire, a Kobo and an iPad.
The e-book expos are scheduled in the Lowry Theatre of the Welch Children's Wing of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., on the following dates:
3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.
6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.