MERCER COUNTY AREA —
Used book sale
Gather up your books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, or VHS tapes and bring them to the library for the used book sale. The sale runs Aug. 6-10 and all proceeds benefit the library. Please donate materials during library hours but the library cannot accept Reader’s Digest books, encyclopedia sets, homemade videos, or textbooks.
Info about the sale or the Friends of the Library: 724-458-7320 or www.grovecitypalibrary.org
Run For Your Library 5K
The Grove City Community Library staff will join the Cranberry Public Library for the 2nd annual Run For Your Library 5K. Last year they hosted 297 runners/walkers and raised over $4,000 for 15 different Pennsylvania libraries.
With this year’s 5K event, on July 14 at Cranberry Community Park, organizers are hoping to raise funds and awareness for struggling public libraries during these financially trying times. A goody bag and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast hosted by the Cranberry Lions Club are provided and there is also a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run.
Registration form and flyer are available at the library or on www.ctcchest.org
Adult summer reading
The adult summer reading program at the Grove City Library will run until Aug. 31. No sign up is necessary. To participate, simply fill out a bookmark with 10 titles (magazines, books, ebooks, or audiobooks) and enter to win a fabulous prize. Bookmarks are located at the front desk. Check out a recommended title, write a book review, or borrow a “title unknown” and it counts as two titles on your list.
Libraries in Lawrence, Armstrong, Mercer, and Butler counties now offer download audiobooks and ebooks, best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere.
Grove City Community Library has expanded its services with audiobooks and eBooks available to download from the library’s website. This service is made possible through the New Castle District Library Center. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting http://lamb.lib.overdrive.com
Users may browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card. To get started downloading audiobooks and eBooks, visit http://lamb.lib.overdrive.com
Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com