A rather grumpy Friday post

I apologize in advance for the grumpiness of this post, but we just found out that yet another publisher is refusing to allow libraries to purchase their e-books. This leaves just one major publisher, Random House, who has agreed to sell to libraries, but at a higher price. Follow THIS LINK to find out more, and contact these publishers to let them know what you think. We can give you a script to follow if you’d like. Just let us know. I realize it’s frustrating to search through Overdrive and not find the books you’d like, or to have to wait. There are several alternative sources of free ebooks, such as The Gutenberg Project, which has many classic or obscure titles that have gone off copyright. We will continue to search for more. We apologize for this, but it is not the fault of the library or SAILS.

I’m also grumpy because we have a fun Saturday lined up at the library and it’s going to snow! The Trustees are meeting at 8:30, and the Junior Friends at noon. We’ll let you know if any of these are canceled or postponed.

Mary Leonard’s Knitters (and Crocheters) are meeting today at 2. We had a couple of people turn out last week, so drop by for tea and cookies, and suspense! Will Jen figure out how to crochet before Lisa does? Tune in to find out!


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