ARPA and LSTA grant funds expands ebook collection

Good news for ebook readers! The Stillwater Public Library has been expending ARPA and LSTA grant funds since last May in order to maintain our collection on the OK Virtual Library. $40,000 in ARPA funds were used to purchase a total of 532 audio units, and 251 eBook units were added.

By December 30, $145,000 will have been spent with LSTA funds. Due to the unprecedented number of holds on titles (some with a waitlist of over 300), the majority of these funds went toward titles with high holds, re-purchasing expired titles that had multiple people waiting, and the most requested titles by patrons across all libraries. At this time 3077 eBook units and 599 audio units have been added.

If you are interested in checking out ebooks or e-audiobooks, go to the Oklahoma Virtual Library and sign in with your Chickasha Public Library card number. The PIN is the last four digits of that number. You can also access the Oklahoma Virtual Library on your phone with the Libby app. If you have any questions about the checkout process, call the Library at 405-222-6075 and staff will be able to help.