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Harris County Public Library wants us to check out a million eBooks this year!

Today I’m blogging about eBooks--about electronic books and electronic audio books. People know that they can buy electronic books, but how many of your friends know that YOU are reading the free library versions?

The advantages of reading and listening to electronic books are numerous. You can read or listen to them on your favorite electronic device that fits in your bag, pocket, or purse and goes with you everywhere. You can download them any time of day or night from our website. You can read them beside your spouse in bed without keeping him or her awake. You can enjoy the perks of your device, to change the font and font size, adjust the light intensity to your comfort level, bookmark your stopping place, note your favorite passages, and retrieve instant definitions for words that you don’t know. To their detractors, I admit that they don’t feel like a book. But they do feel like joy.

Electronic book lending is burgeoning. OverDrive, the vendor from whom we and many libraries across the U.S. and Canada contract our eBooks, published these amazing statistics about their electronic library book usage in the last year.
As for us, last year, our county library checked out 850,000 eBooks and eAudio books. This year we at Harris County Public Library are inviting you to boost our circulation statistics to one million. Are you with us?!

All Kinds of Electronic Media!

Remember, Harris County Public Library has all sorts of resources you can use electronically, without coming into the library!  This includes ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, and comic books.  You can get to them by clicking "eBooks & More" above. You can even set up an electronic-only library card account at www.hcpl.net/iknow.

Ebooks, audiobooks, movies & music. Popular titles!

  

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This Thursday--Learn how to use your Device for eBooks!

Have a digital device? Come learn how to check out library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Android devices, smartphones, and computers. The beginning of the class explains the library’s Digital Media Catalog and the second portion focuses on getting those books onto your device. If you have a digital device, be sure to bring it for the hands on portion of the class. Class will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 2-4 pm at the LSC-Tomball Community Library in the second floor computer lab, Room L 216. For more information, call 832-559-4200.

 

 

Get Your Reading Fix Over the Holidays

ebookWorried you'll run out of reading material while the library is closed for Thanksgiving? Don't despair! Check out an eBook or an eAudio book online 24/7!

Remembering Our Troops

All Harris County Library branches are closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day but if you’re looking for something to read remember that the eBranch is open 24/7!  Why not try some of these eBooks and eAudio books about our troops past and present:

Digital Gadget Guides

Did you get an "iSomething" this holiday season?  Are you unsure how to work that that new gadget? Grab these books and find out what your new device can do:

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