March 3-9 is “Read an eBook Week.” According to the website, the celebration started in 2004, and “educates and informs the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically.” Like many of these recognitions, it was begun by publishers and authors as a way to bring publicity to this fast-growing market. So why highlight it here?
1. There are contests! You can win free eBooks and eBook readers.
2. It gives us another great opportunity to remind you that YOU CAN CHECK OUT EBOOKS AT YOUR LIBRARY! Go to this webpage to learn what’s available, and/or ask us. If you bring in your e-reader or tablet, we’ll help you get started.
Remember, you can read eBooks on a computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone. It’s easy to try them out for free if you’re curious.
EBooks are great for people with vision difficulties, because you can change the size of the font and the contrast of print on the page. They’re also nice to travel with: you can carry many, many books in a small device. And I assure you, you can dip into e-reading without betraying your love for printed books.
So if you’ve been meaning to see what all the fuss is about, join the celebration this week! We can help.