State Library purchases thousands of downloadable titles free for young Wyoming readers

JACKSON, Wyo. — In response to the pandemic, the State Library recently purchased nearly $1 million in cloudLibrary downloadable titles specifically for children and teens: 11,190 e-audiobooks and 35,042 e-books.

The content is accessible at no cost with a library card from any Wyoming public or community college library.

“It’s a tremendous resource for students to keep them learning,” said Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Librarian. “Our goal was to offer something of interest to every young reader.”

Children and teens will find a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction to enjoy. With this purchase, downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks for young readers comprise approximately 56% of the electronic materials available in the State Library.

Including materials for all ages, the State Library offers over 34,500 titles and more than 88,000 copies of e-books and e-audiobooks, so there’s plenty of reading material available anytime from anywhere you have an internet connection. Go to GoWYLD.net and click on Digital Library at the top. Use your library card and PIN to access great reading on your computer, phone, or other devices.

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