At the Crawfordsville District Public Library, we are constantly adding all types of materials to our collection in order to best meet the needs of our patrons. One department that has been curated to meet a specific need is the large print section, located on the second floor of the library, directly across from the computer terminals. Large print books are a fantastic way to continue enjoying your favorite authors when your eyes need a break from focusing on computer screens, newspapers or books published in a smaller font size. At the CDPL, we offer a variety of large print materials, including both fiction and nonfiction books from a diverse selection of authors. Several books that are currently on the New York Times Bestseller List have been added to our collection in large print. These titles include: “The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson (FIC PAT), “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (FIC BAL), “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate (FIC WIN), “The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews (FIC AND), “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford (FIC SAN), and “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” by James Comey (921 COMEY, J.). We invite you to explore our newest large print books, located on the first floor of the library, across the walkway from the circulation desk. If you are looking for new bestsellers, or other books that might be popular and find that they are checked out, please ask our helpful staff, who will be able to help you place a hold on the title so you will get it faster.
One of our digital services, OverDrive, has even more popular titles in addition to those in the physical collection at the library. Books such as “It” by Stephen King, “The Shack” by William Paul Young, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie have all been popular lately, and OverDrive has them available to check out. Using OverDrive, any book can become a large print book. The text size can be changed by clicking on the “reading settings” option. In addition to increasing text size, the color scheme of the ebook can be changed to “bright,” “sepia” or “dark” to further decrease eye strain, regardless of how well or poorly lit your reading environment may be. There are several methods for using OverDrive, so if you ever need help getting started, or locating or adjusting these settings on your device, visit the reference department on the second floor of the library. Our staff will be happy to help you learn to use the controls to make your reading experience comfortable. OverDrive does have a check-out limit of 10 items, but as soon you return one item, you may borrow another. If you are interested in a popular title that is currently unavailable, you can place a hold on it, and you will be notified by email when it’s ready for you to borrow. Again, please ask for help with any part of learning to use OverDrive or any of our library resources. We’re here to help. Contact the library’s reference desk at 765-362-2242, ext. 117, for assistance with locating specific items in the collection or requesting an appointment for technology assistance.