Murrieta Public Library offers free access to e-books during the pandemic

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Located behind Murrieta City Hall and the Murrieta Police Station, the Murrieta Public Library, currently closed to the public, is still offering their Freading Program and other resources online. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo
While the Murrieta Public Library is closed to the public, they are offering Freading, an online free reading program that launched Dec. 1. “We got the program because we got a grant from the Electronic Resources Collection Funding for California Public Library, through the California State Library,” Agnes Rita, supervising librarian of the Murrieta Public Library, said. “It’s supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act administered in California by the state library.” The grant program was launched in response to the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders. “Most libraries in California are either closed to the public or partially closed to the public or have limited services,” Ri
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