Are you getting the most out of your tablet, or are you just using it to check email and play Candy Crush?
If you’re just using your device as an expensive paperweight, we can help you by turning your digital doodad into a repository for the books, magazines and even movies you love.
The Mentor Public Library is holding a series of free tutorials in Maywhere we’ll show you how to get the most out of your Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smartphones, Kobos or any other kind of eReader device.
And—I can’t stress this enough—these classes are free and open to everyone.
All the classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at our library’s Main Branch. You can register for them on the library’s website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.
The first session is Wednesday, May 6, and it’s specifically for those with Kindles and Kindle Fires.
The second session is Wednesday, May 13. It’s for people who want to learn how to check out library eBooks, audiobooks and other materials onto their tablets (including iPads) and smartphones.
The final session is Wednesday, May 27. It’s specifically for people with Nooks, Kobos and other types of eReaders but not Kindles, Kindle Fires, smartphones or tablets. If you want to learn how to download books to your Nook, this session is for you.
Mentor Public Library offers a lot of digital services that are always available, even when our buildings are closed; and you can use them from the comfort of your own home.
Once you know how to do it, you’ll be able to check out library eBooks, stream audiobooks and even watch movies (depending on what kind of device you use) on your eReader, smartphone or tablet from home.
No excuses: You’re never too old or old-fashioned (or too young, for that matter,) to learn something new.
If you’re pretty tech savvy and think you can figure out how to use your eReader without too much help, we’ve posted a bunch of how-to’s for each device on our website.
But if you want a little more help, feel free to register for one of our classes. Or you can bring your device to the library and one of our reference librarians will show you how to get the most out of it.
Besides, your eReader is more valuable as an eReader than it is as a paperweight that lets you play Candy Crush.