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E-books coming to Grandview's newly built library

GRANDVIEW - By the end of August the Grandview Library will roll out a new e-book service.

The Grandview City Council learned of the update during a retreat it held last week at the library.

Librarian Elizabeth Jahnke said the program will include a subscription to a statewide consortium for e-books and audio book downloads.

In preparation for the e-book service, Jahnke said YVCC is providing an iPad, a Kindle and a Nook for staff training.

She said set-up for the e-book program started in early July, with training and implementation to start by the end of August.

She says YVCC has also provided a color printer and barcode scanners for technical services work.

The YVCC partnership has also resulted in two work-study students helping out at the library this past school year.

The YVCC/Grandview Library partnership has not only resulted in a new library building, but Jahnke noted access has increased.

For 2012, she said, the Grandview Library is on track to have 119,638 visitors, nearly five times the number for 2011 and 2010.

In fact, halfway through 2012 the library has seen more visitors (59,819) than all of 2010 and 2011 combined.

In other recent highlights, Jahnke said 176 children signed up at a registration event for a summer reading program at the library.

"It was noisy and loud, the way we like it," she smiled.

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