My sister is gloating. Last week, she won the big prize at her companys annual picnican IPad. I tried to be appropriately jealous, but device delirium is not in my combination of our DNA. Growing up in a time when cutting-edge technology was Atari Pong and the Swatch watch, my appreciation for laptops and Skype knows no bounds, but it seems to stop there. Just ask my non-texting, camera-lacking phone.
Not so my sister, who giggles every time she pulls out her new toy. So when our discussion came around to beside Angry Birds, what can I do with this thing, I mentioned the new IPad app for downloading eBooks through the library. Having offered eBooks through a state consortium for years, the library has now joined a program where extra copies are available strictly for local users. Simply visit the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium website and login using your Cecil County library card number. Logging in before you search means you won’t miss out on titles only we have available. Look for the orange Advantage logo on these recently added titles:
Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
My summer reading is still stacked on the kitchen counter six books deepa perfect eye level perch for reading a recipe on my laptop. My technological ambivalence means Ill continue to make space for books in my suitcase and purse, but its reassuring to know I can get eBooks for free from the library just in case my sister gets the urge to share that iPad
Are you downloading eBooks?
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