Public Libraries are amazing

It's amazing how the public library system has (atleast in my local area) really caught up with technology and provide some excellent services.

Recorded Books LogoI just found out a new service they offer: downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks. NetLibrary is the actual provider of choice,

After a 10 second stop in my local library, I was able to quickly sign-up and now can enjoy over 750 downloadable audiobooks and 11,440 eBooks. And we're not talking just "US Constitution", or "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" (both good reads, btw), but commercially available material like The Dark Tower by Stephen King, andPortugese Irregular Verbs... oh wait. Anyways, you get the point.

Go to your local library and "Check it out" (and turn off that campy 'After School Special' soundtrack)

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.