Mid-Columbia Libraries' eBook Power Tower Unveiled at Tri-Cities - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Mid-Columbia Libraries' eBook Power Tower Unveiled at Tri-Cities Cancer Center

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, WA - Mid-Columbia Libraries is partnering with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center to place its first eBook Power Tower in the area. 

The Power Tower gives patients, family, staff and visitors the chance to access the digital collection of over 40,000 books, free of charge. The Tri-Cities Cancer Center says this makes a positive impact for families and patients who spend a lot of time at the center, while they're receiving treatment. 

"This gives them another option to take their mind off things while they're here. They can get some entertainment and access a really great service that's provided by the library," said Elizabeth McLaughlin, Foundation Director for the TCCC. 

Davin Diaz, Communications Director for Mid-Columbia Libraries says they're excited to partner with the TCCC to provide families this service. 

"We understand that families, as they come here, are dealing with a difficult issue and if we can help relieve some of that stress, and be a resource, we love doing that," said Diaz. 

The Power Tower is a self-service kiosk that also serves as a charging station. Both cardholders and non-cardholders will have access to the services. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Chief Joseph Middle School

    Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Chief Joseph Middle School

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-11-17 00:11:14 GMT

    Students at Chief Joseph Middle School had a surprise on Friday, November 16 when James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, paid a visit.  

    More >>

    Students at Chief Joseph Middle School had a surprise on Friday, November 16 when James Mattis, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, paid a visit.  

    More >>
  • Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine heads to President’s desk

    Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine heads to President’s desk

    Friday, November 16 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-11-16 22:23:06 GMT

    Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marin

    More >>

    Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” Rep. Newhouse introduced H.R. 5504 with the support of the entire Washington delegation to honor the life and service of U.S. Marin

    More >>
  • NRA sues to block new Washington gun control measure

    NRA sues to block new Washington gun control measure

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-11-16 03:47:16 GMT

    The National Rifle Association is suing to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state. 

    More >>

    The National Rifle Association is suing to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state. 

    More >>