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MoLib2Go Announces Record One Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2019

 MoLib2Go today announced that they achieved a record-breaking one million digital book checkouts in 2019, a milestone for this library consortium consisting of Butler Public Library and other local libraries in the Missouri. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library lending of ebooks and audiobooks along with the creative ways libraries have served their communities with digital services. MoLib2Go is one of 80 systems around the world – including stand alone libraries and consortia – that surpassed one million checkouts through Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform and its award-winning app Libby.

Butler Public Library and other MoLib2Go libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years. Reader interest and usage has grown every year, reflecting popular trends and interests both locally and across the country. In 2019, the highest-circulating title across both formats MoLib2Go readers borrowed through OverDrive was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. The top-circulating genre, romance, represents the most popular in a vast catalog that also includes mystery, western, fantasy, thriller, and children/young adult.

The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through MoLib2Go’s digital collection in 2019:
1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
3. Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson
4. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
5. The Reckoning by John Grisham

The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through MoLib2Go’s digital collection in 2019:
1. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
2. The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
3. Camino Island by John Grisham
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by author Delia Owens
5. Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and one of TIME’s Best Apps of 2018, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with the popular digital collections of libraries. Readers may browse the library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card.

Readers in the Butler area just need a valid library card to access digital books from MoLib2Go’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and Windows®. With Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” devices and apps [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

Visit Butler Public Library or download the Libby app to get started and borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.

Contact:
Tifany Fugate

Library Director

Butler Public Library

660-679-4321

100 W. Atkison Butler, MO 64730

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