Cedar Rapids Public Library holds free eReader classes

Amber Mussmann
Published: December 27 2012 | 9:18 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 3:47 am in
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If you are one of the many American’s who received an ereader or tablet computer as a gift during the holiday season, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is offering a series of classes to help you get started on downloading ebooks from the library.

“Learning to use a new device can be difficult for many of us,” said Amber Mussman, Public Information Officer at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. “Our library offers classes on how to download library ebooks onto Kindles, Nooks and iPads.”

Classes are offered a variety of days and times:

Library eBooks for Kindle:

December 31 at 1:00 pm

January 5 at 9:00 am

Library eBooks for iPad:

December 31 at 2:30 pm

January 2 at 7:30 pm

January 3 at 9:00 am

January 7 at 3:30 pm

Library eBooks for Nook:

January 2 at 6:00 pm

January 3 at 10:30 am

January 8 at 1:00 pm

The Metro Library Network (Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion Public Libraries) share a collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks which are available to library card holders at no charge through a program called OverDrive. The collection grows regularly as more content becomes available to libraries.

The Library’s OverDrive program for ebooks is available for use on a variety of other devices, including:

• Kobo eReader

• Liberati eReader

• Pandigital Novel

• PocketBook Pro 602

• Skytex Primer

• Sony Reader

• And others

Find a complete list of supported devices here: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/Default.aspx?type=ebook.

Library staff is available to answer questions and assist with ebooks and ereaders. Visit our locations or call (319) 398-5123 for assistance, or check our website (www.crlibrary.org) for tutorials.

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