eBooks and eAudio
The Creston-Dement Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks, available 24/7 from OMNI as well as E-Read Illinois. You can browse the collections, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. In addition, OMNI also offers many popular movie and TV show options to stream to you device!
Need help downloading e-books and e-audio books from the Library? Stop by for some one-on-one help to get comfortable with your new device and the library E-book process. Whether it’s a Nook, a Kindle, an iPad or an iPod, or just about any kind of tablet, e-reader, smart phone or mp3 player, we can show you how to download books for free. No appointment is necessary. Please bring your device and any cables that came with it.
Illinois Talking Books
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and the Illinois State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) strive to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to NLS materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. To find out more, click on the button below.
Creston-Dement Public Library
Free E-Book Service for All Illinois Residents a Boon during Pandemic
Everyone in Illinois now has access to thousands of e-books and more, without the need of a library card. Public libraries statewide including the Creston-Dement Public Library, offer free e-books for the over 12 million Illinois residents and anyone else in the state, through a partnership between the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and BiblioLabs. The e-book service, called BiblioBoard, has nearly 40,000 items available at any time to anyone in the state, and the items are always available.
The BiblioBoard service began in 2017 to help libraries offer additional e-resources to their users and to reach the approximately one million Illinois residents that live in areas not served by a public library. The pandemic has increased the demand for e-resources exponentially. Whether or not someone has a library card, people are affected when physical library buildings go through periods of limited or no access due to the pandemic, resulting in a bigger need for easy access to digital materials.
A report published by RAILS, “The Impact of COVID-19 Related Closures on Library E-Content Usage,” shows that library e-book usage almost doubled in April 2020 from the average daily usage in the months prior to the start of the pandemic.
Potential users of BiblioBoard have easy access to available content through a link on Creston-Dement Public Library’s website. Content includes local community histories, self-help resources, cookbooks, classics with beautifully reimagined covers, kids’ books, community collections by RAILS libraries, books on equity, diversity, and inclusion, graphic novels, and much more.
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