All too often I hear people say, “I didn’t know xyz resource was available from the library.” Then, inevitably a little while later I hear, “How does it work?” Or worse, “I couldn’t figure it out, so I gave up.”
The other day I was talking with a good friend. He was telling me about how his high-functioning autistic son is a voracious reader. Wanting to provide a constructive outlet, he would regularly buy eBooks for his son on Amazon and he was lamenting to me how much it was costing him. I asked him why he didn’t simply use his local library. He told me his son preferred to read eBooks on his iPad, not regular books. I then went on to tell him that his library most likely had eBooks. We looked up his library and sure enough, they have OverDrive and Axis360. He can now not only provide enough books for his son, but he can do it for free.