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Rowan Public Library now offers in-library eBook experience

By Edward Hirst

Rowan Public Library

Rowan Public Library has expanded its digital services with the introduction of the OverDrive Media Station, an in-library discovery tool that allows visitors to browse and sample the library’s digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and video from an interactive touchscreen monitor.

Library patrons can send any title they discover using OverDrive Media Station to their favorite device for checkout using a QR code, email or SMS text message.

In addition to the new in-library OverDrive Media Station, digital titles are available anytime, anywhere by visiting http://ncdigital.lib.overdrive.com. Users may browse the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and enjoy their selections on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets and Kindle.

eBooks can be read immediately on any device with an internet browser and all titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

Experience the interactive OverDrive Media Station at all branches of Rowan Public Library and browse the library’s digital collection anytime at http://ncdigital.lib.overdrive.com.

Summer Reading: Registration is open for all age groups, children, teen and adults. Consult your nearest branch for details. Headquarters, 704-216-8228; East, 704-216-7838; South 704-216-7727. Weekly programs will begin June 11.

Ramble Through Rowan: On Tuesday mornings at 10, an episode of the “Ramble Through Rowan” films will be shown at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S. in Salisbury. There will be exhibit and discussion time after each screening. Series ends June 19. Open to the public.

Rowan Arts and AG film: “Farmers for America,” June 5, 6:30 p.m., Headquarters. The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets and embrace farm-to-table lifestyles. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, farms in America face a crisis. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: food. This screening is part of the Rowan Arts & AG program.

Technology Club: June 5, 7 p.m., South. Each month, learn, discuss and experiment with technology. All ages and experience levels welcome. Light refreshments. Need more information? Call Paul at 704-216-7737.

Displays: Headquarters, PBS’ Great American Read by RPL; East, Summer Reading Promotional; South, Rowan Dolls Society.

Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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