The Library Foundation has donated $22,500 for the replacement of the public PCs system-wide this year, with a matching amount from the county, in addition to $36,000 last year. The Library System plans toreplace allpublic computers over the next four years. Next up for replacement will be the Elisabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown by the end of the summer.
The partnership with Indian River State College requires that the Robert Morgade Library especiallyhas up-to-date technology. Patrons may reserve time on the computer at the library. The staff works closely with patrons to ensure that they get the necessary time on the computer and will schedule additional time if needed.
One of the unique resources available at all library computers system wide is access to OverDrive, a service that allows access to nearly 4,000 eBooks and audiobooks that patrons can download to their tablets and reading devices. Freading is a second option open to patrons to download eBooks and audiobooks. With over 33,000 titles to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone. Yet another database resource is Freegal Music, which allows library cardholders to browse over 500,000 songs and download up to three songs per week to keep for personal use.
The summer is a great time to explore all that the Martin County Library System has to offer so take some time to drop in to your local library and see what is available.
The Library Foundation of Martin County is a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides funding for technology, construction projects and other services and events. Donors to the Foundation may earmark their gifts if they wish. For more information about the Library Foundation please phone the office at 772-221-4109.