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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 • Posted April 28, 2010

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is searching for a way to furnish free e-books to its patrons that is not cost prohibitive to the library. Until that is possible here are some alternatives. offers free access to books that are out of copyright so this is a great place for classics.

Reference and nonfiction books can be found through NetLibrary on the Texas State Library and Archives TexShare database website. This is a service to Texas residents so a special userid and password are required. Come by the library at 410 Post Hill or call 325-347-5446 to get the website and logon information.

The Tom Green County Public Library in San Angelo, TX has an extensive e-book collection available to library card holders of that library. Any Texas resident may obtain a free library card from them. They are located at 113 West Beauregard in San Angelo. Their business hours are M-TH 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, F 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

The Friday Night Knitting Club(F JAC Fri.1) and Knit Two (F JAC Fri.2) by Kate Jacobs. Domestic Fiction. "Gathering for their weekly knitting club at a small yarn shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a group of friends shares such challenges as raising children, navigating the ups and downs of their careers, and pursuing uncertain relationships."

The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert (F ALB Cot.6). Mystery Fiction. "In 1910 Miss Beatrix Potter is able to get away from her parents and goes to her properties in the Land Between the Lakes, Hill Top Farm and Castle Farm, where trouble is brewing in the hamlet. When Mr. Harmsworth barricades the foot path running through his property, Applebeck Farm, claiming he did it because someone lit a fire to his hayloft, and another fire ruins a place of business, Miss Potter is on the case!"


Story Time is held at 10:00 Friday in the library’s Stribling Room.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

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