Ligonier library joins the new e-book consortium | advanced leader


LIGONIER — Patrons of the Ligonier Public Library will benefit from a new statewide e-book consortium, recently formed by the Indiana State Library and launched March 1.

Nearly 200 public libraries in the state will all share the OverDrive platform to create a statewide consortium of e-books and magazines. This new consortium, made up of libraries that serve populations of less than 150,000 people, will benefit libraries, taxpayers and library users. Users of consortium member libraries will be able to borrow materials from both their own library collections and member library collections.

The Indiana State Library is paying the platform fee for the consortium and 100% of member library fees will be for materials.

A team of library volunteers will also assist in the development of collections for the libraries and help ensure the effective use of consortium funds. Libraries can either purchase titles for their collection themselves or choose to allocate their funds to the collection development team.

These services will be transferred to the new consortium: reservations, payments, wishlist items and star rating.

Recommendations, reading history and tags will not be transferred to the new consortium.

Here is the program of events for the month of March at the Ligonier Municipal Library:

Today: Paint Chips Rainbows, 4:30 p.m., for children.

March 14: Mom’s Day In, 4 p.m.; a monthly program for mothers of young children. Make art, chat and enjoy refreshments while the little ones play.

March 15: Crafty crew, 5:30 p.m., for adults. Make a colorful rag chandelier; supplies are provided. Register before March 12.

March 17: Patty Party, 4:30 p.m. Kids can decorate a shamrock cookie and make crafts.

March 22: Bad Art Night, 4:30 p.m. for Teens and Tweens. Use a variety of mediums to create the worst possible art; no skills needed.

March 24: Family game night, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

March 28: Book club, 5 p.m., for adults. Pick up a copy of Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill” and read the book to discuss it over dessert. Farrow recounts how a routine investigation on a television network led him to a story that is only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth and a conspiracy of silence.

As Farrow got closer to the truth, he and his producer were the target of a covert campaign of intimidation, threats and harassment. The book, part spy novel and part investigative journalism, is a story of rampant abuse of power, corruption and the silencing of victims of abuse.

March, 31st; Brick Builders, 4:30 p.m. Kids can build a brick garden and test their skills.

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