September 18th is Read an eBook Day. Throughout the day people and libraries from all over the world will be celebrating together using the hashtag #eBookLove.
The Eckhart Public Library is excited to be participating and we’ll be posting on our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and we’d love to hear from you! Use the hashtag #eBookLove and join in the conversation. You never know if you’re going to find your next great read.
Eckhart Public Library is one of the libraries in the NIDL (Northeast Indiana Digital Library) Consortium. (For a full list of libraries in the NIDL Consortium click here.) The libraries in NIDL work together to choose items for our patrons based on reviews, what we hear at our libraries from patrons, and recommendations sent to us through the NIDL website.
Want to know more about Read an eBook Day? Visit http://readanebookday.com/ to learn information, share your eBook story, and read stories from other readers. Don’t forget, eBooks aren’t just books, this includes eAudiobooks! The Read an eBook Day website also has lists of recommended items based on genre, so if you’re looking for a new book to read it’s a great resource.
Wanting to get started with eBooks, but not sure how? Have questions, but not sure where to find the answers? The Eckhart Public Library offers free one-on-one Technology Tutoring where a staff member can sit with you for up to an hour at a time and help you learn your device(s), how to download items from our collection, and answer any questions that we can that you have about eBooks, devices, and other technology related questions. You can make an appointment in person at the Information Desk or you can call us and make an appointment over the phone. Contact us. We can answer some questions over the phone or in person, but the bigger the question, the more likely a Technology Tutoring appointment will help. We have brochures with some information (ask a Circulation Staff member for these), and OverDrive (The company NIDL purchases items through that gives us help when we get stuck) has a lot of information you can find here.
Don’t have an eReader, but want to try one out? Thinking about purchasing one for yourself, a friend, or family member? The Eckhart Public Library has digital devices you can check out. Ask a staff member for more information about the different devices available for check-out and about what’s on the different devices.
Have an eBook or eReader story you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.
Heather: My own eBook stories are at least a little weird. I’m one of the many who carries both physical books and eBooks (when I can) so I’ve had times where a downloaded book has come in handy like when the vehicle I used to drive died on me one Summer so I was stranded with nothing but my reading and I finished my physical book so yay eBooks! And times like wanting to read really thick books, but not having enough room in my bag so a very light eBook copy helps. And when I’m trying to finish a book or when I’ve heard great things about a narrator downloadable audiobooks are wonderful. Especially when you don’t have to switch between discs!