Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Read an E-Book this Week

For many of us, reading an eBooks is a relatively new concept. But did you know that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the ebook? In 1971 the first ebook was created by Michael S. Hart, founder of Project Gutenburg, using a Xerox Sigma V mainframe computer to make a digital copy of the US Declaration of Independence.
Read an E-Book Week  which runs March 6 - 12 this year, was created in 2004 to help bring attention to ebooks and to educate and inform the public about the advantages of digital books. Last year Read an E-Book Week reached e-reading fans from over 136 countries.
The Stratford Public Library provides access to over 2,500 ebooks to library members... for FREE! Our eBooks are available through www.downloadlibrary.ca, a joint site with a number of area libraries. You simply browse, check out, and download! You will find ebooks on all topics, from your favourite mysteries or romances to self help and business titles. For full details on how to download, check our help sheet here
So... what ebook are you reading to celebrate Read an Ebook Week?

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