This story may sound familiar: a well-intended person purchases an eReader or tablet for their loved one; the device sits untouched and unused until it is obsolete. Our computer trainers share their list of do’s and don’ts about purchasing a techie gift for someone else who’s not so tech-savvy.
On April 29, improvements will be made to OverDrive, the library’s ebook website, changing the look, feel, and experience of checking out ebooks!
Find out what ereaders Diana and Kathy own and why they love reading on them. They love to talk about books, so we asked them, what’s on your ereader. Find out how the library can help select you an ereader and get reading.
Roughing It by Mark Twain (1872) is a semi-autobiographical account of his six years traveling in the West, including Nevada and San Francisco. Twain’s satiric humor and imagination freely inspire his memory of these adventures. Discuss at the library on Monday, February 11, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
Shopping for a new eReader can be confusing. Try our eReader Demo station to touch and interact with several of the most popular devices on the market.
We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to […]
If your business received 10,000 requests for a product you had in stock, would you sell it to them? In just seven weeks, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, through ebooksforlibraries.com, has collected 10,000 signatures requesting publishers provide ebooks to libraries by developing a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive. The […]
A nationwide campaign is underway to urge publishers to provide wider access to ebooks for libraries and for those ebooks to integrate seamlessly into libraries’ catalogs. Learn more.
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has a new and improved ereader display where you can test some of the newest ereaders and tablets.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has launched www.ebooksforlibraries.com in a grassroots effort to encourage readers to contact publishers directly about the limits or restricted access they are imposing on supplying ebooks to libraries. With a goal of reaching 10,000 signatures, more than 5,000 signed the petition in 10 days. While sales of ereaders […]
Please check out our library’s petition website - ebooksforlibraries.com. What’s it for? It’s all about getting you guys – our customers – the books you want to read in the formats you want to read them in: We are having trouble getting ebooks from the largest publishing companies. These publishers are adding restrictions and price increases, or […]