Howard County Libraries Provide Online Access to Newspapers, Classes, Children’s Books

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, the Howard County Library System became the first public library system in Maryland to offer a free education catalog of 3,600 streaming video classes and 150,000 tutorials.

From the article,

On Wednesday, the library system launched the last of four new electronic services that combine to offer digital versions of more than 4,000 international newspapers and magazines, 80 language classes, and custom-tailored children’s book recommendations emailed weekly to parents.

Several counties are considering similar programs, as described in the article,

Deanna Grady, director of government sales for California-based lynda.com, said Howard County is the first library subscriber in Maryland, though Anne Arundel County will follow closely behind with a launch date this month, she said.

“We currently have a half-dozen Maryland counties looking to come on board,” she said of the service, which has been offered since September.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.

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