Make that new present work for you!

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So you got the fancy, shiny gadget as a holiday present! Now what? Visit the Lethbridge Public Library’s digital collection to enjoy free eBooks and more on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet. The Library has also scheduled a series of free instructional evenings at the Main Branch, Community Meeting Room at 7 p.m. to help you discover all the frills of that gadget gift that Santa brought. Join us to find out how to fill them with our goodies: eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more- all you need is a Library card. January 6 and January 20 -eReaders

January 13 and January 27 -Tablets

January 9, 16, 23 and 30 -Drop-in sessions

Library customers can visit the library website: http://www.lethlib.ca/ for access to help guides, compiled by Library staff, for all major devices.

“Individuals with tablets and smartphones have access to much more than the OverDrive Collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks -Apps are available for Zinio digital magazines, Mango languages, Chinook Arch BiblioCommons and Freading eBooks. It’s an exciting time for the digital side of our library,” says Online Services Librarian, Raj Sritharan who will be presenting the gadget classes.

Raj says: “Digital content is great because it’s accessible from anywhere at any time. We started providing access to digital magazines through Zinio in the fall of 2012 and our patrons have checked out over 21,000 issues in our first year (fall of 2013). Patrons have told us how much they love being able to access their favourite magazine from anywhere they need something to read. At the end of the day, helping connect people with ideas is all that matters.”

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Monday, January 06, 2014