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Digital library collection for children, teens

8/1/2014, 6:01 a.m.

Children and teens can now access library materials online after a digital expansion by the DeKalb Public Library.

The digital collection of titles for young patrons is offered through OverDrive, the system on which patrons can check out e-books and downloadable audiobooks. It came online this summer.

The library says that the new, separate collection offers a safe environment for children and teens to browse library materials and find the titles they want easily and faster.

Joyce Baker, library acquisitions manager, said the online page has a very appealing layout and is very user-friendly.

“Patrons can browse by subject, interest or even reading level,” she said in a July 30 statement.

The service is free to patrons with a library card and available round-the-clock. The digital titles expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.

To access the new collection, visit www.dekalblibrary.org, click on the “Kids” icon, then click the link “OverDrive eReading Room for Kids.”

The collection also can be accessed from the link on the library’s “OverDrive” page.