Thursday, September 11, 2014

eBooks, eBooks - What’s it all about?

September 14-20 is eBook week at the library!

What’s the advantage of reading an eBook? They're great for trips-you can download many books on one device and really lighten your load.  If you like to read in bed, some eReaders have their own light - no need to use that flashlight under the covers. They can be checked out from anywhere in the world, at any time! There are no late fees with eBooks - they virtually return themselves. And some readers find they just prefer eBooks over the traditional paper book.

Next week you can learn the ins and outs of library ebooks, whether you're new to the format, or just want to know more about what we offer. Join an eBook tour to be amazed and delighted by the wide world of our eBook collections.

Tours will take place in the Second Floor Training Center:

  • Monday September 15, 2 pm 
  • Tuesday September 16, Noon 
  • Wednesday September 17, 7 pm 
  • Friday Sept 19, 10:30 am 

The Library is going on the road to the Senior Center, Tuesday September 16, 7 pm for a special presentation on eBooks for readers with visual impairments.

Thursday September 18 is Read an eBook Day. Join others across the nation and try it out! The Library will have a dedicated computer for patrons to read a portion of an eBook.

Drop in on the eReader Fair on Saturday, September 20, between 11:30 and 12:30. If you’re in the market for a reader or tablet, you can try out different devices-we’ll have versions of Nooks, Kindles, Ipads and we'll have the Nexus7, which we also lend (the Library has these for checkout).  Library staff members and some special guests will be on hand to answer questions as you explore.

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