The Milton Library announced this week that it has joined “Freading,’ an electronic book service. Freading will allow the library to increase the size of its collection by adding thousands of books to the library website, a news release said.
Any Milton resident with a library card can download books each week and the library pays only a “modest cost” of the 200,000 [sic] options available.
“Freading is the only way to quickly give Milton library cardholders a selection of over 200,000 [sic] e-books,” Library Director Philip McNulty said in a statement. “While a number of books someone can read in any given week is limited, you can all be reading the same one.”
Note: The Milton Public Library web site shows that 20,000 titles are available.
The article also notes a few other libraries using Freading including Sandwich Public Library also in Massachusetts, Maricopa County Library District in Arizona, and the Edmonton Library in Alabama.
Freading is a service of Library Ideas, LLC, a private company based in of Fairfax, Virginia.
See Also: Freading FAQ