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with the Eugene Public Library
illustration by Sarah Decker
illustration by Sarah Decker

The Eugene Public Library says when it comes to reading, it’s going to stay out of the fray over print ebook versus audio. “In practice, most people enjoy books in each of these ways at different times,” the library’s director, Connie Bennett, says, adding: “At Eugene Public Library, we believe in freedom of format!”

She says that while every week “thousands of Eugeneans browse and borrow hundreds of thousands of printed books from the library’s shelves. Simultaneously, thousands more enjoy eBooks and online audiobooks free with their library cards.”

Bennett suggests trying out “eBooks and Streaming” on the library website to start using Library2Go (OverDrive) and Hoopla. She says, “These large, constantly updated collections offer something for everyone: current bestsellers, classics, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and comics, and more.” And for kids there is Tumblebooks, “which includes read-along animated picture books.”

Bennett says the services are easy, save money and are convenient for travel, and, she says, “an absolutely delightful option when you’re snuggled in at home on a cold winter’s night.”

For more info, contact the Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or eugene-or.gov/library.

 

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