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TLACast Newsletter
Volume 35 No. 2 | April 2016
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HCPL to Circulate One Million eBooks in 2016

Harris County Public Library (HCPL) believes in setting goals, and it has set a lofty one for itself, or more accurately, for its customers. HCPL is aiming to checkout one million eBooks and eAudiobooks from its OverDrive Digital Media Catalog in 2016.

With a marketing framework of “what's in it for you?" to entice area residents to check out books, HCPL is promoting the flexibility and variety of ebook titles available. The library points out that ebooks have some features that print just cannot compete with, such as eBooks return themselves, don't weigh more than a tablet (and you can have a lot of them!), offer large print options, and are accessible 24/7 via the website.

Throughout the year, HCPL librarians will be creating special suggested reading lists from the digital catalog, and there will be new title alerts on Twitter and Facebook.