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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is expanding the agency’s eBook program through its Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to increase public access to information from the Federal Government. The public now has free access to eBook titles using GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Users can search and browse for Federal titles on popular topics including the military, national security, agriculture, science, and health.  The first release includes approximately 100 titles, and GPO will continue work with Federal agencies to make new titles available each month. Through the FDLP, GPO works with 1,200 libraries nationwide to provide the public with free access to Government information in print and digital formats.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all Randolph
families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before
they enter kindergarten.

Studies have shown that families who
start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their
language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning
to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.
How Does 1000 Books Before
Kindergarten Work?

  • Register – and
    take home your first reading log and Dr. Seuss tote bag.
  • Track Your Reading
    – Each time you read a book with your child record it in the reading log.
  • Show us Your Reading Logs – When you reach 100 books, bring in your reading log
    for a prize. Prizes will be given out for every 100 books read.
  • Read More Books! When
    you get all the way to 1000, you’ll be invited to the end of the year
    party and will be recognized in the local paper.

Welcome to OverDrive

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Free digital downloads are now available online from the Lied Randolph Public Library.  The new service makes it possible for you to check out and download digital audio and eBooks anytime anywhere in the world.

What is Digital Media?
We offer two types of digtal books: eBooks and digital Audio Books.  An eBook is a text based, digital version of a book that can be read on your home computer, Macintosh, Smartphone, Palm OS devic or Pocket PC.  Digital Audio Book, which are spoken-word digital audio files, can be enjoyed on your PC and hundreds of portable audio devices-you can even burn them to CD and listen in your car or on any standard CD player. 

How it works:
Just install the free software from our website, then browse our collection of fiction, mysteries, romanc, nonfiction, best sellers, and more.  When you’re ready, you can download the digital titles directly to your computer, transfer them to an MP3 player or portable device, or burn some audio books to CD.  At the end of the lending period, your digital downloads are automatically returned-so there are never any late fees!  A valid library card is all you need to begin enjoying digital media today!

PLEASE contact us for your library card number and for any other questions you may have @ 337-0046 or librarian@rlibrary.org.