In response to this new interest in eBooks, Macedon Library, 30 Main Street, will be offering an introductory class “Books without pages! Exploring eBooks” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 21.
eBooks are big news these days. The news media is buzzing about eBooks (electronic books displayed on a screen) and eReaders (the portable devices used to read them). Amazon KindleTM, the Barnes&Noble nookTM and the iPad TM are household names.
Libraries are finding ways to keep up with this popular new technology. Macedon Library provides downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from Owwl2go, a shared online collection offered by 42 libraries in the OWWL Pioneer Library System. The system serves residents in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties. If you have an OWWL library card, you can borrow and download eBooks and digital audio books for use on a home computer or portable devices. More than 2,000 books are available and 600 are eBooks for use on compatible devices. (Amazon’s Kindle eReader does not support the library eBook format.)
In response to this new interest in eBooks, Macedon Library, 30 Main Street, will be offering an introductory class “Books without pages! Exploring eBooks” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 21. This demonstration workshop covers questions such as: What is an eBook? What equipment do I need? What is an eReader? How do I choose an eReader that is right for me? Where can I get eBooks? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Can I borrow eBooks from the library? Will eBooks eliminate books and libraries? If you have an eReader, you are welcome to bring it for show and tell.
Call 986-5932, option 3 to register or for more information.