There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth
as the Free Public Library,
this republic of letters,
where neither rank, office, nor wealth
receives the slightest consideration.
The main branch of the Allen County Public Library dominates the the west side of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. Every time I drive past it I think, it says a lot for a city when its public library is one of its main features. Now the library offers another feature: downloadable eBooks and audio books.
I’ve mentioned in other posts that I enjoy eBooks, produce eBooks for clients and I am in and ongoing search for eBooks and digital audio books that won’t bust my budget. Last week, I dug out my library card, went to the ACPL website and took the plunge. I downloaded the OverDrive Media Console to my computer, and the OverDrive app to my iPad. Then I logged in with my library card and have been enjoying digital files ever since. I discovered that it was easier for me to manage the audio files in OverDrive rather than iTunes. Also, I hope that the eReader for the books will become more sophisticated over time. It needs a dictionary and more options for configuring type.
The folks at the library were so responsive and helpful that I got started with this adventure with very few problems. I highly recommend it.