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A New eReader, Perhaps?

A study released in the fall found that one in ten Americans use an ereader of some type and one in ten would likely get one in the next six months. If that study is accurate, that means many of us received or bought ourselves an ereader recently, perhaps over the holidays.

Reading used to be simple. Check out a book from the library, buy a new or used one at your favorite bookstore, borrow one from a friend, and just read it! Although those are still options, there are now many more with a variety of ereaders and devices with multiple uses.

We have just revised the ebooks section of our website. Thousands of ebook titles are available through the digital download center. We also have links to resources about various reading devices, and if you don’t have an ereader, you can borrow one at the Central Library.

Some studies have found that those who use ereaders read more. Personally, I’m not there yet – I still prefer the traditional book, but we offer both.

Come visit soon, either through our website or at any branch or the Central Library.

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Comments

nice article, I agreed as the ebook reader becomes more and more common in US..as many vendor also try to offer new reader following the success of amazon kindle..
Interesting. Do you see a decline in the number of library users as mentioned in many blogs after kindle coming.
I completely agree with these stats. I have heard that 3 out of 10 Subway riders use an e-reader of some sort for their commute. I believe that number to be higher. This holiday season should pose to reveal that e-readers are one of the hottest tech items sold. With Steve Jobs passing away, everyone will want an iPad and Amazon's release of the Kindle Fire (which I have pre-ordered) should keep that number growing. Good site. Glad I found it!

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