Big Change, Big Impact
Our lives have been forever changed due to COVID-19, and your local library changed to meet the skyrocketing demand for its digital resources, which cost more than print materials (sometimes triple the cost!)
But we have good news!
An ACLS supporter has challenged us to raise $5,000 by offering a $5,000 match. As you know, every dollar counts, and now your dollar is doubled! All donations between Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 21 will be matched 1:1 up to $5,000, so please donate today!
Need some perspective?
We are grateful to have received $6,300 for digital resources from an Adams County Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief and Recover Fund grant. It allowed us to buy eAudiobooks and eBooks for children, teens and adults - 287 items in total.
cloudLibrary Circulation Stats:
June 2020: 8,396 titles checked out
June 2019: 4,506 titles checked out
June 2018: 2,177 titles checked out
Total number of titles checked out in 2019: 54,759
Total number of titles checked out in the first 7 months of 2020: 43,994
Every publisher sets its own rules and pricing structure when it comes to eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Here are some examples of recently purchased titles:
A Better Man by Louise Penny (Macmillan) $60 for 2 years of circulation
The Room Where it Happened by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) $67.99 for 2 years of circulation
Hideaway by Nora Roberts (Macmillan) $60 for 2 years of circulation
Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry (Harper Collins) $27.99 for 26 check outs
The Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler (Penguin Random House) $27.50 for 1 year of circulation
Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams (Harper Collins) $27.99 for 26 check outs
Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke (Simon & Schuster) $51.99 for 2 years of circulation
A Better Man by Louise Penny - $59.99
Hideaway by Nora Roberts - $69.99
Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams - $67.48
The Wrath of Poseidon by Clive Cussler - $47.50