Library Seeks Donations for e-book Lending Services

The New Rockford Public Library is seeking help with funding to start a new service called Overdrive Library2Go.

This service would allow people to download e-books to e-readers such as Nook & Kindle and audiobooks to your iPod. You will be able to download these items from the library’s new website right to your computer and transfer them onto your device from any computer with internet access.

The books are checked out just like a library book for 14 days at which time they will no longer be able to be opened.

The cost to become part of the North Dakota Consortium for Libraries is $1,500 and will help the library gain access to over 6,000 digital titles. As owners of e-readers know e-books range in price from $9-$13 and are rarely on sale, so this would be a way of saving our patrons’ money when they can get them from the library.

Librarian Susie Sharp stated that “We as a library must keep up with our patrons’ needs and up and coming technology to stay vital in our community.”

The Library Board would love to be able to offer this service to our library patrons and reminds the community that the money that the library gets from the City only covers the cost of running the library, salary, heating, lights and maintenance;  all money for books and supplies comes from the generosity of our community.

If you would like to see this service at our library, please send donations to:

The New Rockford Public Library, 10 8th St. North, New Rockford, ND 58356 (701-947-5540), or stop in and see us if you have any questions about what this service would mean for you.

New Rockford, North Dakota

The town of New Rockford is a true cultural center with great wine tastings, live theater, interesting art galleries, various music venues, art classes, and a beautifully renovated historic movie house featuring digital projection and great sound equipment.

The Rockford Theatre
The New Rockford Movie Theatre is located in the historic downtown area and features new releases on weekend and Monday nights.
The Rockford Theatre, 8 N 8th Street, New Rockford, ND 58356, Phone: (701) 947-5466

Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (DPRCA)
This is New Rockford’s impressive arts & culture center. The DPRCA brings theater and musical productions to New Rockford all trough the year at the Old Church Theatre and the Opera House. The center additionally provides youth theater classes, and features a wine bar, a coffee shop, a gift shop, a bistro, and an artist co-op gallery.
Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, 818 Central Avenue, New Rockford, ND 58356, Phone: (701) 947-2174

New Rockford’s Vine Intervention Wine Club
The wine club is located at Jack’s Tavern Wine Bar (at the Opera House). There are monthly wine tastings in a relaxed setting.

New Rockford’s Eddy County Museum
The museum is housed in a three-building complex and displays photos, documents, and a wealth of artifacts that give a good impression of Eddy County’s fascinating history. The museum is open on Sundays in summer.

The Central North Dakota’s Steam Threshers Reunion
The Eddy County Fairgrounds is the location where every September history comes alive. The Central ND’s Steam Threshers Reunion features a historic Pioneer Village with lots of antique farm equipment, blacksmith demonstrations, spinning, logging, rope-making, loom weaving, and other crafting. There’s lots of great food, live music, dancing, a flea market and an antiques show.

The Library Book Club
The Eddy County Library Book Club meet once a month to discuss a work of literacy. There are also book tours and chats with authors.