December is the best time of the year for a program about eReaders and the different devices available for purchase. If the library hasn’t bought eReaders, look to the town to find expertise. Find people who are comfortable talking about their own devices, Nooks and Kindles, computers and smartphones.
Staff should be ready to talk about library content, free content, and where to purchase eBooks. Make sure the library website has links to the content discussed in the program, preferably icons that go to eBook services. Don’t forget the local bookstores– they have a horse in this race too.
Start planning the next program now– the post-holiday bash when people bring their new equipment in and practice using it.