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Causes: Education

Mission: Vermont Libraries, Working Together In late 2007, a group of approximately 15 libraries joined together to provide downloadable audio book service to the State of Vermont. The Green Mountain Library Consortium was born from these initial meetings, and now has over 140 members from public, school, academic and special libraries, with a service population of over 400,000. Our mission is to provide Vermont's libraries with access to goods and services otherwise unattainable, through the power of partnerships and collective purchasing. This is summed up in the consortium's tagline: Vermont Libraries, Working Together.

Results: We have served 33,440 Vermonters in the last 8 years, circulating almost 9,000 titles approximately 400,000 times.

Target demographics: The Literary Culture of Vermont

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,000 library patrons all across Vermont

Geographic areas served: Across the state of Vermont

Programs: A Digital Library of ebooks and digital audiobooks available 24/7/365 remotely all over Vermont.

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Rating: 4

Libraries have always shined when sharing was the topic of conversation. Written in stone above the entrance to the Carnegie library in Oakland, Pennsylvania, it says, "Free to the People". The Green Mountain Library Consortium and its participating libraries are taking sharing and free resources to the next level with their digital lending library, ListenUpVermont (LUV). As a librarian at a participating library, Milton High School, it is awesome to see how and when LUV is used. The tenacious readers now have access to almost 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks 24/7/365 from any remote spot that they hope to read. Project Gutenburg started this revolution back in the nineties, getting as many novels digitized as possible. Now through GMLC and the Overdrive platform digital lending and reading is a reality. eReaders, phones, and tablets all allow for easy reading whatever your situation. If you want a book and the brick and mortar building is closed, use LUV. If you want a book and can't get a ride to the public library, use LUV. If you are away on vacation and can't use the public library in the region you are in, use LUV. Anytime, anywhere, LUV has books available for you to read.