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Dayton Public Library Now Offers Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks


Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere 


(Dayton, IA) – May 2012 – Dayton Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks and eBooks, available to download from the library’s website. Beginning June 1, library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com 


Users may browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!


Enrollment in the State Library of Iowa’s eBook consortium is made possible through a donation by the Monsanto Fund – America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, a program where winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Randy Danielson of Dayton was selected as a winner in the program, and designated the Dayton Public Library as the recipient. 


This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card. To get started downloading audiobooks and eBooks, visit http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com beginning June 1, 2012.


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