St. Marys Library launches eBook program

Free electronic and audiobooks are now available to members of the St. Marys Public Library with the recent launch of its e-Book lending system. Scarlette Corbin, library director, said the library has joined with other Seneca District libraries , including those located in Johnsonburg, Ridgway, Wilcox, Marionville, Tionesta, Bradford, Kane, Port Allegheny and Smethport, in splitting the cost of the $12,000 program, which was determined based on each library's population. With the group rate, St. Marys' cost was significantly decreased to $1,400 to participate in the program. "Our contract is for four years, so we have to try and get funding for the program for the next four years," Corbin said, adding their rate has been locked in for that duration. "Funds received from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund will be used to purchase additional e-titles."