The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has purchased licenses for new e-books available through the E-Read Texas program at libraries throughout the state, including the Medina Community Library and Lakehills Area Library.
Created to support digital content for libraries serving communities with populations under 100,000, the E-Read Texas program makes electronic books available for free through SimplyE, a free app.
The E-Read Texas collection features more than 6,000 ebooks titles that can be accessed through mobile device or computer.
Additions to the E-Read Texas program offer a collection featuring different life and educational areas such as nutrition and diet-related resources, including many cookbooks.
E-Read Texas focuses mainly on materials for adults and includes fiction and popular non-fiction. E-Read Texas also purchases young adult crossover materials.
Educational titles for children were curated by teachers and the TIME for Kids series and cover science, mathematics, sports, history and art in both English and Spanish.
The public can access other electronic resources available through their lo cal library and other state electronic resources, including online journals, magazines, videos, and other e-books through the TexShare library, another service of TSLAC.
For more information about E-Read Texas, including titles available and library eligibility, visit the website at https://www.tsl. texas.gov/ldn/ebooks.