Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EBooks are coming! And more news from the Reference Department.

In the near future, we will be adding several ebooks to the reference collection of the Pottsville Free Public Library. These ebooks will be available through the library's catalog, and will be available to use on any computer by anyone with a Pottsville Library card. Subjects include science experiments for students; several encyclopedias dealing with poisons, phobias, alcoholism, and drug abuse; and histories of Afghanistan and Egypt. Stay tuned for more details!

Also coming this fall, an updated index to obituaries in the local newspapers. We're up to 143,000 names from the Pottsville Republican, nearly 20,000 more than last year! Look for the updated index on the library's genealogy page in September or October.

The Library's 100th anniversary is being celebrated in a few ways. Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5, when we will host the "Inspired by a Book" exhibit, and a presentation by Sally Wiener Grotta about Pennsylvania artisans.