e-Readers at the FFL!

Extra, extra! Read all about it…on an e-Reader!  The FFL just released a Sony Reader, an iPad, 2 Nooks, and 4 Nook Colors for circulation.  If you’re curious about how they work, are thinking about buying one but aren’t quite sure if you’ll like it, or simply want to read an e-Book, stop by the FFL and check one out today.  I spoke with Pete Cioppa, Director of Teen Services, about the new devices:

Lauren: Hi Pete! Thank you for taking time to speak with me.

Pete: No problem.

Lauren: Why did the FFL decided to purchase these items?

Pete:  We wanted to provide our patrons with another avenue to connect with the library and the technology.  We know that there is a lot of interest in e-Readers but people are unsure if they will really use them.  By circulating these devices, we are giving people the opportunity to spend time with the devices and see if they like them.  We are constantly adding new books and magazines; there is a lot of material available.  Plus, they’re fun to play around with!

Lauren: What would you like patrons to know about this new service?

Pete: First, that everyone at the library is well versed on the equipment and are available to answer questions—don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it! That’s what we’re here for.  Second, they are all fairly easy to use. Don’t be intimidated by the machine! Once they get the hang of it, most people really enjoy using the devices.  

Lauren: Thank you for your time!  

Pete: Anytime.

Did you know:

1.)    The Nook Color is great for children! Picture books are displayed in full-color and include an option called ‘Read to Me’.  The voice sounds like a human, not a computer, and is a helpful tool for children learning to read.
2.)    The FFL offers both group classes and one-on-one instruction sessions on how to use any of the devices. To get one-on-one help with your e-Reader, check out the Events Calendar and sign up anywhere you see a "Tech Time" program. Call (315) 637-6372, ext. 2 for more information.
3.)     Each device is able for a three-day loan.  Stop by the circulation for more information on policies and procedures.

Happy e-Reading!