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eBook Help Still Available at the Library

January 28, 2013

ImageDuring the three weeks after the Holidays, we had almost a dozen eBook Reader “drop-in” sessions at the library where we saw almost 250 people (247 people if you must know the exact number) with their various eBook devices.

At times it was sheer chaos (as the number of patrons occassionally outnumbered available library staff), but between everyone’s patience and accumulated experience of library staff (often assisted by knowing patrons), we were able to get eBooks on pretty much any device people brought in.

This year there was the largest amount of variety of devices (several brands of tablet computers like the iPad, Galaxy, Kindle Fire, Nook HD), although there were plenty of the “e-ink” (i.e. black and white reader-only) Kindles and Nooks.

So, now that the drop-in classes are over, what is a person who needs help with an eReader to do now?  Glad you asked.

Every Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm – 2:30pm we have a general drop-in Computer Basics Workshop class (no sign-up needed).  Bring your eReader, the cord that came with it (and if you have any of the black and white Nook readers, your laptop computer if you have one).

We also have several device-specific classes scheduled in February and March (sign up is recommeded on our Events Calendar):

February
Feb 19  12:00pm –  1:00pm  iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
Feb 22    1:00pm –  2:00pm Kindle
Feb 25  11:30am – 12:30pm Android phone/tablet
Feb 25    1:00pm –  2:00pm  Nook

March
Mar 4    4:00pm – 5:00pm iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
Mar 6    5:30pm – 6:30pm Nook
Mar 14  4:00pm – 5:00pm Android phone/tablet
Mar 27  5:30pm – 6:30pm Kindle

If none of these options work, you may schedule an individual appointment by calling either the Readers’ Services desk at (507) 328-2305 or the Reference Desk at (507) 328-2309.

Happy eReading!

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