If you already use Libby to access our library’s digital collection of e-books and audiobooks, you know it’s a great way to access materials. I’m personally not a reader of e-books or a listener of audiobooks, but I decided to play around on Libby recently to familiarize myself with it. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use. If you’re a fellow holdout–or you need a refresher course–here’s a how-to tutorial for this user-friendly app.
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Usually on the third Tuesday of every month, I write an Old Favorites post, celebrating favorite classic authors of mine. In the course of researching what to write for November, I learned that today marks the 12th anniversary of the release of the first Kindle. How time flies!
As e-books have become more popular, many commentators have speculated they will be the cause of the demise of public libraries. However, as I noted last year in a rebuttal to one of these commentators, libraries have been adapting to and embracing new technology for their entire history, and e-books are no exception. . . .
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