Statham Public Library Invites Readers to Curl up with a Great E-Book
The local member of the Piedmont Regional Library System encourages bookworms to fill out an online survey indicating which books they’d like to see in e-book format.
It’s that time of year. There’s a nip in the air and the sky waxes grey. With a cozy throw over the lap, a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate in one hand and an e-reader in the other bookworms everywhere will be curling up with their favorite e-books this winter.
As a matter of fact — thanks to the Jackson EMC Foundation — e-books will soon be available for check-out through the Piedmont Regional Library System serving Barrow County.
Statham Public Library recently posted a link to a survey on its Facebook page asking readers to convey which genres of books they would most like to see in e-book form. From adult fiction bestsellers and adult non-fiction bestsellers to children’s books and books geared toward tweens and teens, the survey also welcomes comments and suggestions. Those who answer the call to fill out a survey should also be prepared to provide the name of their preferred library and which device they will be using to read e-books.
The e-book start-up was made possible by the Jackson EMC Foundation, which is funded by Jackson EMC members through the Operation Round Up® program — a program that provides financial support to organizations and individuals within the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC involving the simple act of "rounding up" its members’ power bills each month. The average Jackson EMC member donates $6 a year — a small amount that helps make a huge impact.
The e-book program is expected to launch March 2012, and Barrow County library patrons will be granted access to free, library e-books directly from the PRlib.org website.
Paperback lovers and hardback devotees, fret not! All of your favorite books will still be available for check-out in their original forms from the Statham Public Library as well as other Piedmont Regional Library locations, including the Auburn Public Library, Braselton Library, Bethlehem Book Deposit, Carl Book Deposit and Winder Library.
Do you prefer the feel of an actual book in your hands or are you a big fan of technological literary advances, such as e-books and e-readers? Why? Tell us in comments.
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