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E-books available through libraries

Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD – Libraries in the Sauk Valley can help patrons to access digital books through Secretary of State Jesse White’s eRead Illinois program.

A group of about 300 member libraries in the Reaching Across Illinois Library System and Illinois Heartland Library System are part of eRead. Patrons who use eRead Illinois must have a valid library card from a library that has joined the program. They then can access the books through their computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

Sauk Valley libraries and library districts in the network are Bertolet, 705 Main St., Leaf River; Byron, 100 S. Washington St.; Flagg-Rochelle, 619 Fourth Ave., Rochelle; Forreston, 204 S. First Ave.; Julia Hull, 100 Library Lane, Stillman Valley; Mills and Petrie, 704 N. First St., Ashton; Mount Morris, 101 E. Front St.; Ohio, 112 N. Main St.; Paw Paw, 362 Chicago Road; Polo, 302 W. Mason St.; Rochelle Township High School, 1401 Flagg Road, Rochelle; Rock Falls, 1007 Seventh Ave.; Sauk Valley Community College Learning Resource Center, 173 state Route 2 South, Dixon; Savanna, 326 Third St.; Schmaling, 501 10th Ave., Fulton; and Walnut, 101 Heaton St.

With the help of a grant, thousands of e-books, including adult, young adult, and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, with some in Spanish, are available.

All Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service patrons can access eRead Illinois. They can talk with their reader’s adviser or visit cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/TBBS/services.html for more information.

Email info@ereadilli nois.com or visit ereadil linois.com for other information.

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