N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

E-books are now selling more copies than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection has expanded by 55 percent in 2010 and 75 percent in 2011.

But one place that’s been slow to adopt e-books is public school libraries. But a consortium of 33 public schools has teamed up to stock the digital shelves for the first time in the Granite State. That consortium was led by Gilford High School, where the library bought more than a 900 volumes of encyclopedias, textbooks and collections of fiction.

That would be $120,000 dollars’ worth of traditional reference books.

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