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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Livingston Co. Library hosting technology test drive events

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  • The Livingston County Library will be offering patrons the opportunity to try out a variety of eReadrs and tablets and learn about the Library's eBooks program, Overdrive and audiobook program, OneClick Digital. Ipads, Asus Tablets, Kindle Fires, Nook Color Tablets, Kindle Touches and Nook Simple Touches will be available and demonstrations will be given on the devices throughout the day, Nov. 15 and again Dec. 11.
    "We know that there is a lot of interest in eReaders and similar devices, and we want to give people the option of test driving devices before they buy or ask for one for Christmas," remarked Library Director Robin Westphal.
    Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate the devices and show how to use Overdrive, an eBook collection available for check out from the Library. Information about OneClick digital, an audiobook program that allows for audiobook use on iPods and other devices will also be available.
    "We find that a lot of people are uneasy using technology, but once they get their hands on these devices and learn about the many ways they can use them, they are not as intimidated or scared about jumping into a new way to read or listen to books," continued Westphal.
    "The test drive events will be held from 9am-6pm on both Nov. 15 and Dec. 11, but devices are always available for demonstration," stated Westphal.
    The Library has recently started checking out Kindle Touch and Nook Simple Touch eReaders for a two week period. Patron can select titles from the Library's ebook collection to load on to the devices.
    These devices were obtained through a grant the Library administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State's office, and funded by the Library Services and Technologies Act though the U.S. Department of Museum and Library Services.
    For questions about the event or eReaders, you can contact the Library at 646-0547.
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