Illinois State Library launches “Text a Librarian” service

Ever wish you had access to a super genius through your mobile phone?  Someone that could reference gigantic databases of information and find what you’re looking for quickly?  Well, now you can.  It’s a service called “Siri” “Text a Librarian” and it’s available on every mobile phone in Illinois. [Read more…]

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library now has over 100,000 ebooks

It took Amazon 96 days to grow the list of ebooks in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to include over 100,000 titles.  As of this writing, there are now 100,002 ebook titles in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

When they started the program way back when on November 3, 2011, there were just a little over 5,000 ebooks in it.  So they have added almost 1,000 titles per day.  That is absolutely amazing. [Read more…]