Learning how to use that new eReader

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Did you get an eReader recently but have no idea to use it?

Is your tablet pretty much a pricey paperweight?

That’s OK. We can help you turn 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 May where 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 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Garfield Room of our library’s Main Branch. You can register for them on the library’s website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 215.

The first session is Tuesday, May 6. 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. (You can register for it here.)

The second session is Monday, May 12. 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. (Register for it here.)

The final session is Tuesday, May 20; and it’s specifically for those with Kindles and Kindle Fires. Learn how to check out eBooks and more on your new eReader. (Register here.)

Mentor Public Library offers a lot of online 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.

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