Posted by: montclairlibrary | November 27, 2011

Get your book fix

E-book photo courtesy of Flickr user Karen Horton

The library may be closed for a couple more days, but you can download and read e-books anytime — for free — using the Oakland Public Library’s e-book service.  E-books can be downloaded and transferred to e-book readers, such as the Sony Reader and Barnes & Noble Nook. The e-audiobooks can be downloaded and transferred to Windows-compatible MP3 players as well as iPods.  See the OPL website for links and all the details.

They even have Tumblebooks for kids — animated, talking picture books that can be played on your computer while online. (No downloading is possible.)

Speaking of kids and e-books, did you see the New York Times article last week about how even avid e-reader users tend to prefer actual paper books for their kids?  Interesting stuff.


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