eReaders flood Douglas County
Submitted by the Castle Pines Library staff
According to a summer 2011 poll by Harris Interactive, one in six Americans use eReaders, and another one in six is likely to purchase an eReader within the next six months. Given holiday marketing by eReader giants Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook), it’s likely that many of those purchases may have been made within the last few weeks.
What does a jump in eReader sales mean?
Possibly a similar jump in the number of people trying to figure out how to use an eReader. For those folks, free help is available from Douglas County Libraries.
Continuing through the end of January, people with questions may drop in to Castle Pines Library or any Douglas County Libraries location between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for assistance with any eReader device (even a reader-equipped phone or iPad). Help is available outside those hours by appointment; call Douglas County Libraries at 303-791-7323.
Thousands of Titles Available
In addition to offering people assistance with using their eReader devices, Douglas County Libraries is leading a revolution among libraries and publishers by which the library system is purchasing eBooks for lending.
Avoiding an existing model that allows only for leasing of eBooks by libraries, DCL is partnering directly with publishers to buy eBooks and lend them in the same way that the library lends traditional books.
Agreements with seven independent publishers so far have added thousands of titles to Douglas County Libraries’ eBook collection, all of which are available to be downloaded onto an eReader.
New Year, New Hours
New programs and services aren’t all that’s new in 2012: Castle Pines Library also has new hours. The library, located at 7437 Village Square Drive, Suite 110, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Castle Pines Library storytimes have changed as well: all children through age five are invited to storytime every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. For more information, visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org.