Mid-Columbia Libraries

Mid-Columbia Libraries has partnered with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center to place its first eBook Power Tower on the Tri-Cities Cancer Center campus. The unveiling of the Power Tower will take place on Wednesday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center located at 7350 W. Deschutes Avenue in Kennewick.

The Power Tower affords patients, family, staff and visitors to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center the opportunity to browse and checkout an eBook or audiobook. Mid-Columbia Libraries cardholders and non-cardholders can access the digital collection of over 40,000 books free of charge. The Power Tower is a self-service eBook kiosk that also serves as a charging station for digital devices such as iPads, Kindles and other similar eReaders.

“The partnership is a natural fit for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center,” stated Chuck DeGooyer, CEO of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, regarding their work with Mid-Columbia Libraries. “Both of our organizations endeavor to positively impact quality of life for residents of our region. Often, patients, family and caregivers who visit our facility spend a significant amount of time on campus. From entertainment to education, Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Power Tower provides a tremendous resource to these individuals. Providing resources is at the very heart of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and we do it through partnerships with organizations like Mid-Columbia Libraries.”

Kyle Cox, executive director for Mid-Columbia Libraries agreed, “Our Mission at Mid-Columbia Libraries is to enhance quality of life by providing excellence in books and services for our residents and communities. This compliments the Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s endeavors to improve quality of life through their prevention, early detection and treatment offerings. This partnership provides Mid-Columbia Libraries a fantastic opportunity to engage our community in a new and exciting way. The placement of our very first Power Tower eBook kiosk at the Cancer Center allows us to offer personal enrichment and growth opportunities to a new group of community members in a convenient fashion.”

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