Young Patrons Benefit From Grant Purchases

Published 12/9/2020 1:13 PM CT

Looking for e-books. On December 1, 2021, we started expanding our young adult and juvenile collections in the cloudLibrary!

Great news! We received a $125,000 grant to purchase e-books! Read more about the grant here.

On December 1, we started expanding our young adult and juvenile collections in the cloudLibrary! We purchased 1,009 juvenile titles ($25,360) and 725 young adult titles ($25,386). To help guide our future purchases and utilize our remaining grant funds wisely, we've also added member library selectors, including 5 school media specialists and 1 young adult public librarian.

 

Collection Snapshot

December 1, 2020

(BEFORE 1st e-book grant purchase):

December 2, 2020

(AFTER 1st e-book grant purchase):

 

Current Stock Breakdown

 

December 1, 2020:

December 2, 2020:

 

 

If you are a SHARE consortium member and would like to learn more about accessing cloudLibrary e-resources for your patrons, please visit the Group Purchases page on the SHARE website. For a school or district with 999 or fewer students, the price is just $275 a year to add access for your students!  

 

 

For standalone public libraries or other school libraries, you can add e-resources via Axis 360 and eRead Illinois! Learn more at eReadillinois.comPrices start at just $250.