E-reader demonstration at Bangor library

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 4:39 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Interested in e-readers? Bangor Public Library will have an e-reader demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Lecture Hall at 145 Harlow St.

The library owns six different types of e-books: the Kindle, the Nook, the Kobo, the Sony, the Cruz and the iPad.

Library patron John Atherton said, “I am an active reader and one who is only marginally comfortable with technology, but I found reading an e-book on my iPad to be quite easy and convenient.”

Staff members Patrick Layne and Christy Coombs share Atherton’s comfort with technology and will lead the e-reader demonstration. They will answer questions about the cost, color selection, battery life, Wi-Fi options and additional features of each e-reader.

Common problems will be reviewed along with standard solutions. The staff will demonstrate how to download a book from the library’s new downloadable library.

More than 140 Maine libraries have joined together to provide Maine InfoNet Download Library, an extensive collection of e-books available to the public free of charge. Anyone with a library card can access these books for their e-reader.

After the presentation, the audience will be encouraged to try out several machines to sample their functions. For more information, call the library at 947-8336 or visit http:// www.bpl.lib.me.us.

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