A new library program, eRead Kids, allows children in Cobb to have free access to nearly 15,000 electronic books and audiobooks. AJC file photo

Children in Cobb have access to more free library books

Children with public library cards in Cobb County and throughout Georgia now have free access to almost 15,000 digital books through the new online eRead Kids collection, according to a county news release.

This digital library of electronic books and audiobooks for children from pre-k through fourth grade expands the digital resources options available for Cobb children and promotes early literacy.

“This is a substantial collection of kids’ books,” Burr Osoinac, Cobb’s electronic resource and technology librarian, said.

“We’re excited as this expansion, along with Library PASS, will bolster young Cobb students’ engagement with library resources in support of early literacy in our community,” Osoinac added.

Georgia Public Library System staff collaborated with librarians throughout the state to select titles and identify the most advantageous offerings and pricing.

The collection is available through regular Cobb library card and Library PASS accounts.

Developed through the collaboration of Cobb libraries with the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts, Library PASS allows students to use their student ID numbers to check out digital resources and library materials.

For information on eRead Kids, visit cobbcat.org/downloads or contact any Cobb County library.

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