Do you have an eReader but don’t know how to borrow from the thousands of free eBooks available online? Help is on the way! On Wednesday, April 23, the Massillon Public Library will present four sessions of “Welcome to the World of eBooks." Each class is geared for a different type of device.
The first class, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is for owners of Kindles or Kindle Fires. Then, later the same day, a program from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. will be held for owners of tablets or smart phones. These include devices such as the iPad, Nook Color Tablet, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy. The class from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. is for those who own a first generation eReader, such as the original Nook or Kobo. The final class of the day is a second class for owners of Kindles or Kindle Fires and will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Class participants should have their eReader charged and registered before attending the class. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Attendees of all classes will learn how to access a growing collection of over 25,000 free eBooks and 9,000 free audio books, including hundreds of newly released titles by popular authors such as John Grisham, David Baldacci, James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult and Danielle Steel. Patrons can also choose from many children’s titles, including 39 Clues Series, Thomas the Train Series, The Magic Tree House Series and The Dork Diary Series. Also available are entire sections devoted to topics such as business and careers, biographies and autobiographies, history and self-improvement, cooking and crafts.
The library's free digital content is compatible with nearly all eReaders, tablets, computers and smart phones. If you are not sure which class is best for the device you own, contact Massillon Public Library’s eBook specialist Karen Koher at 330.832.9831, ext. 327 for more information or to register for a class.