Turn The Screen (Addendum)

How do you like yours? …assuming your one of the notable amount of patrons who received an E-Reader over the holiday’s… Ref. Librarian Darlene Hellenberg loves the word-look-up/dictionary-app with her Kindle…(highlighting any word, say those beautiful yet abstruse antiquarian phrases from collectively-acknowledged epics, zounds!); I, meanwhile, appreciate the built-in bookmark–I put my Nook Color to sleep to save the battery and when I turn it back on, it stays on the page upon which I stopped. (Though, the responsive-ness of the touch-screen on the Nook leaves something to be desired…)

But there’s pros and cons to each device and the experience of e-reading is still considerably polarizing.

Still shopping? From Arts Technica – “Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: which one should you buy?” (dig that graphic)

What about e-reading on tablets –as e-reading facilitators?

and just for further review: from Hub-Pages: “Ebooks Vs. Paper Books: The Pros and Cons”

What do you think?

And through all these new “devices” coming out every 7-or-so- months, we have the more “cloud“-like pay service known as Audible – which is starting to surge its way onto commercial tracts for cable networks. –

But now that you have an e-reader, it doesn’t mean you have to pay for your books (as would be the case, with Audible, however good certain sporadic deals may sound)…

The Good News is… you can still continue “checking-out-books” the same (with your e-reader) as you would with print books – via our link to the OverDrive site – a digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks… Just set up the Adobe software at your home computer and begin checking books out with your Ferndale Library Card (#). Get started HERE

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One Response to Turn The Screen (Addendum)

  1. Meesseman says:

    I’m extremely excited about the digital distribution of eBooks via OverDrive. Hopefully they continue to increase the library of books available. I don’t yet have an eReader, but now that I see I can “check-out” books from my library for it, I’m much more inclined to purchase a Kindle some time in the next couple of months.

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