December 27th, 2012

So You Got an eReader for the Holidays…

Cecil County Public Library ebooksReading is one of your pastimes and everyone knows it. So, this holiday season, someone who loves you thought it would be a brilliant idea to buy you an eReader. You opened it and tried to force a smile, but inside, you panicked….

Does this description fit you to a T? If so, take a deep breath and let us introduce you to some of the great benefits of eReaders.

FREE CONTENT
As you set up your new eReader, smartphone, tablet, or other device, you’ll probably discover that it’s easy to rack up charges. However, Cecil County Public Library offers great free options for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Search your device’s app store for “Overdrive” and “OneClickDigital” to download free, easy apps, or visit our site to learn more. Using your library card number, you’ll get access to a large catalog of free downloadables.

NO FINES
People often ask how to return eBooks. The beauty of downloading CCPL’s free digital content is that you don’t need to return anything! You won’t get fines, ever, because the eBook disappears once your lending period is up.

When it comes to managing physical items you check out from our branches, there’s an app for that, too! For Apple and Droid device users, BookMyne is a fantastic app that lets you access your account with Cecil County Public Library. You can see what you have checked out, place holds, renew items, and even set alarms to remind you when items are due.

READING PLUS

By reading on a device, you have a wealth of resources a tap away. Don’t know the definition of a word? Many eReaders let you tap any word to look it up in the dictionary. Not familiar with a place? Do a quick internet search to read up on it or to consult an online map.Many devices also let you highlight sections, take notes, or even share quotes with friends.

Ereaders also make figuring out what to read next easy. With sites like GoodReads, you can see what your friends are reading, get suggestions, and read reviews. Our Staff Recommendations page also features fantastic reviews of books hand-picked by our talented staff.

CARRY YOUR LIBRARY WITH YOU
Perhaps the best feature of eReaders and other modern devices is that you can carry the library with you, no matter where you are. Stuck waiting in a doctor’s office? Download an eBook. Going on a trip? Load up your device with several titles that won’t add a single pound to your suitcase.

Did you get a new eReader or device this holiday season?


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