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E Book Readers Soar in Popularity

The population of e-book readers is growing.  A  Pew survey shows  33 percent of all Americans  ages 16 and older  who read  at least one e-book in the past year had also read at least one e-book.
e-book readersThe move toward e-book reading coincides with an increase in ownership of electronic book reading devices.  In all the number of owners of either a tablet computer or e-book reading device such as a Kindle or Nook grew from 18 percent in late 2011 to 33 percent in late 2012.  Nevada County Librarian Jessica Hudson says use of e-books from the Nevada County Library data base is also increasing.
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There is an increasing demand for libraries to carry e-books .  Hudson says The  Nevada County Library has around 7,000 items in e-book formant. She says print material is also, still very popular.
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E-Books are available for check out from the Nevada County Library through the Overdrive Program.  for details go the Library website.
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Hudson says the Nevada County Library will be increasing its  e-book selection with grant funds they received from the Air Quality Control District.

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