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Boulder Public Library Joins High-Tech Trend Of eReaders

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An eReader (credit: CBS)

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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder Public Library is joining the trend across the country of libraries turning high tech. Patrons can now check out an eBook even if they don’t own an eReader.

Most of us think of a nook at a library as being a cozy corner to turn the pages of a favorite novel. But now the Boulder library system is getting NOOK eReaders.

“I think it’s more mobile, it’s just easier to use in general,” a library patron said.

Each NOOK will have 30 pre-loaded books — mostly titles from the New York Times best seller list.

“We have such strong readers, we thought they might want to try it out before they went and got an eReader,” librarian Melinda Mattingly said.

Still some are sticking to their page-turning traditional books.

“I wouldn’t like it. I like regular books,” another library patron said.

For those who own an eReader the library system already has 3,000 titles available to download.

The eReaders will be available for check out at Boulder libraries on Wednesday.

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