Library offers e-reader classes

E-readers are cheaper than full-fledged tablets.Shown here are a Nook GlowLight, top, a Kindle Paperwhite, right, and a Kobo Aura.



■ Clifton branch, 590 32 Road:

2 p.m. Jan. 2

6 p.m. Jan. 14

■ Central Library branch, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue:

  6 p.m. Jan. 2

  6 p.m. Jan. 23

■ Orchard Mesa branch, 230 Lynwood St.:

  2 p.m. Jan. 14

■ Palisade branch, 119 W. Third St.:

  6 p.m. Jan. 16

■ Fruita branch, 324 Coulson St.:

  4 p.m. Jan. 21

Congratulations, you’re getting an e-reader for Christmas.

Now, what to do with it?

Mesa County Libraries understands that electronic reading devices are a popular holiday gift. Last year, the library offered a number of classes teaching folks how to use them, and those sessions were a hit, said Bob Kretschman, spokesman for Mesa County Libraries.

“So many people who get e-readers don’t know how to use them or they don’t understand everything they can do with them. An e-reader can be intimidating especially if you’re not used to technology,” he said.

Mesa County Libraries continues to add books to its e-book, or digital collection, Kretschman said.

Instructional classes are offered at several Mesa County Library branches, starting Jan. 2. Call to register for the workshops at 243-4442 or sign up online at

If the instruction isn’t enough, people can stop in during any of the Tech Table Tuesday sessions, every Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the central branch, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue. (There won’t be a session on Christmas Eve.)

Furthermore, library patrons who require additional assistance either with learning new technology, or any other library or research questions, can access the “Book-a-Librarian” service. A librarian can offer one-on-one assistance for up to 30 minutes. To make an appointment, call Mesa County Libraries at 243-4442.


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