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James V. Brown Library offers resources during Read an E-book Week

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is encouraging readers to take part in Read an E-book Week from March 6-12.

Created in 2004 by reader and author Rita Towes, this week promotes the advantages of e-books and encourages book lovers to give them a try. It’s also a time to promote writers and their works.

Celebrate Read An E-book Week by viewing the library’s e-book collection, checking one out, and giving e-books a try.

To access e-books via Libby, visit https://libbyapp.com/library/ebranch2go or select “Online Resources” from the Library’s website at jvbrown.edu. There, you also will see a link for hoopla, where Brown Library patrons can download books, music, movies and more via https://www.hoopladigital.com.

“These sites are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep up with readers’ demands,” said Sue Mayshock, the Brown Library’s audio-visual specialist. “We want patrons to visit us, but they can choose to download a bestseller to their device and enjoy the electronic version without leaving their home.”

Mayshock also offers technology assistance with your device by appointment at the Brown Library by calling 570-326-0536.

Share what you’re reading using the social media hashtags #JVBLreads and #e-bookLove.

This is one of the many ways the library supports the PA Forward Initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society. The Brown Library is part of a national effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the digital and technological information needs of their users.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available. The James V. Brown Library is the 2021 PA Library of the Year.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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