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Sacramento Seniors Utilizing e-Readers, e-Library Books

Spectrum Online recently ran a story about the Sacramento Public Library and its enthusiastic patrons, many of which are seniors. Now these seniors aren’t up in arms about the library’s newest paperback or extended hours.

Instead, they’re interested in trading those bulky published books for lightweight e-readers, and one librarian has offered to show them how to use these devices. Megan Wong, one of the Sacramento library’s tech librarians, has created an appointment schedule for Wednesdays during which seniors can bring in their e-readers and she will show them how to use them and how to download library e-books onto them.

The story notes that e-readers have become popular with seniors because they are “very easy to use,” “compact” and “easy on the eyesight,” among other reasons. Wong noted that e-readers were ideal for seniors because the devices are much easier to hold than traditional books, and can store thousands of titles.

Click here to read the full story at Spectrum Online.

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