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Milton library holding e-reader workshop Monday

Posted by Natalie Feulner  September 28, 2012 12:02 PM

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The Milton Public Library will hold a workshop on Monday to introduce the library’s e-book services to residents and library patrons.

Milton cardholders have access to two free e-book services -- Overdrive and Freading. Both programs, which together offer more than 20,0000 downloadable titles, allow the reader to check out digital copies of books on a laptop or e-reading device such as a Kindle or iPad.

Librarians say it’s a service that patrons want and will increasingly use in the coming years.

“As the prices on e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook continue to drop, we expect to see even more demand for e-books at the library,” said Emily Calkins, the library’s young adult librarian, who will lead the workshop. “This workshop is an opportunity for patrons to get an overview of what we offer in terms of e-books and how to access them.”

The workshop is open to readers who already have e-readers or are thinking of buying one. Attendees who do have laptops or e-readers are encouraged to bring them, but it isn’t necessary.

The library is located at 476 Canton Ave. For more information about the event or e-books, contact Calkins at ecalkins@ocln.org.

.Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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