Spider-sense tingling: comic books come to Wokingham libraries’ ebook service

THE spider-sense of Wokingham residents may be tingling – and for good reason as some of the galaxies’ greatest reads are coming to the borough’s libraries.

There’s no doubt that some of the biggest box office draws at the moment are superhero movies, and all of them have their origins in ongoing monthly tales.

And now these titles are being made available for library card holders who can log on via their computers, tablets or smartphones.

More than 60 different graphic novels has been added to the digital range, which includes The Wokingham Paper as well as national newspapers and magazines as well as ebooks and audiobooks.

The only requirement is to have a library card – no need to stop The Green Goblin or Doctor Doom to get your mitts on to the books.

Titles on offer including Spider-man, The X-Men, Captain America, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Transformers and the X-Files.

And Wokingham Borough Council’s very own superhero is Cllr Parry Batth, the executive member of environment and leisure. He said he was delighted to be reading the graphic novels, which fuse pictures with text to create dynamic stories.

“We are thrilled to add e-comics to our already extensive digital library service which now boasts more than 2,000 e-books and 1,000 audiobooks, now with no limit to the number of audiobooks or comics you can borrow,” he said.

“We also have most of the daily and weekly national newspapers available, The Wokingham Paper and hundreds of magazines”.

For further details or to create a free account with a library card visit www.wokingham.gov.uk and search for e-books.

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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