Justin Potter Library will take part and celebrate International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to celebrate and raise awareness for reading on digital devices on September 18.
In recent years, the popularity of eBooks has soared and readers are taking advantage of the eBook technology and popular titles available at their local library. Through July 2015, public library customers have borrowed 94.7 million eBooks and audiobooks, a 24 percent increase over the same period in 2014.
Readers with a library card can access eBooks from Justin Potter Library on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook, and Kindle, anytime, anywhere by visiting www.dekalblibraries.net and click on the R.E.A.D.S icon.
Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Readers around the world are encouraged to take part in the largest digital reading event by choosing from millions of free eBooks from their local library.
Users are encouraged to share what they are reading and how they are celebrating on social media and join the #eBookLove conversation.
Readers can use the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter to tell their story and share their love of eBooks or comment directly at www.readanebookday.com.
“eBooks have proven to be a convenient, beneficial complement to traditional, physical books,” said Kathy Hendrixson, County Library Director. “When physical books are not available or practical – such as when you’d like to carry many at once, or if you can't make it to a store or library– eBooks offer a great alternative for instant access to reading.”
Read an eBook Day falls in the middle of Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Justin Potter Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card. To sign up for a library card, bring a picture ID and another form of ID with your name and current location to Justin Potter Library and you can begin checking out digital titles immediately.
For more information, please contact the library at 615-597-4359.