eReaders Available to check out!
Come in and try out an Apple iPad, Nook or Kindle ereader or tablet! Right now to give everyone a chance to try them out, they are available for adults to check out for one hour. We now have a Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Kindle and a Nook Simple Touch. Come in and try one out - we'll show you how they work and help you play with it to see if it's your cup of tea!
These devices are a part of the future of reading - they won't replace hard copies, but they are here to stay - unless the publishers decide not to keep ebooks coming, which is highly unlikely!
There are some distinct advantages with an ereader:
You may store several thousand books, giving you the ability to carry an entire library with you while on a trip. Finish a book - open another and keep on going!
eReaders allow you to adjust the font size - if you read large print books, you can instantly change the font to large print! If you like tiny print (maybe you hate turning pages?) - simply make it smaller.
Change the font itself - sans serif is easier to read than a serif font.
On the tablets you may change the background color, or adjust it for night reading for less light hitting your eyes.
Original eReaders weigh about the same amount as a paperback book and the tablets about the same as a hardcover.
Check out library books from your home or anywhere you can get wi-fi (some ereaders require sideloading with a computer)
Adults may check out the devices for their children, but understand that they are liable for the replacement cost of the devce (accidents do happen).
The truth is, we all love the feel of a book, the smell of a book (except that stale cigarette smoke smell), and the memories they evoke of sumer afternoons reading in the field, under a tree or in the tree house - of cold winter nights by the fire with a cup of cocoa - and of a dog or cat durled up at our feet (or on the book!) while reading. However, if you are a traveller or student - you should check out an ereader - at your library!