The Rice Lake Public Library offers a wide range of technology for users to experience and create new ideas. Tonight, at 4 pm, there will be a special Try It Before You It! program for users to use and feel e-readers, ipads, and other devices. Of course, you don’t have to be in the market for any of these things to come to this event. Maybe you’re curious, or maybe you are buying or receiving a device for Christmas. Whatever your reason, come on in!
The following technology will be available to borrow with a library card in January 2012. It can be viewed tonight as a sneak preview!
An e-reader is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals. Readers can make the text bigger, choose the font they like, and even read in portrait or landscape.
The Kindle Touch is an e-reader produced by Amazon.com. Because Kindle Touch’s electronic display uses E Ink, it looks and reads like real paper. Kindle Touch’s screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Kindle Touch features a full touchscreen display that puts page turns, navigation and note-taking at your fingertips.
Kindle Keyboard/3 Generation
The Kindle Keyboard / 3 Generation is an e-reader produced by Amazon.com. The Kindle Keyboard / 3 Generation uses E Ink, so it looks like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. It’ screen is 6” diagonally. It can hold 3500 books. There is a physical keyboard for easy note taking.
Nook Simple Touch
The Nook Simple Touch is an e-reader produced by Barnes & Noble. It features breakthrough E Ink® display for the best just-like-paper reading—even in bright sun. Its screen is 6” diagonally. It can hold up to 1000 books. You can read for over 2 months on just one charge. Simply touch, and NOOK takes care of the rest. Open your book, make the type bigger, look up words, organize your library, lend a book or shop for new titles – it’s all so easy.
E-Readers with Tablet Abilities
The following e-readers are more like computers. They play movies and have games. You can also easily go online.
The Nook Color is an e-reader produced by Barnes & Noble. Ultra-responsive 7-inch multi-touch screen displays 16 million colors ultra-bright. Specially designed for remarkable clarity and minimal glare so you can enjoy the ultimate reading and entertainment experience. Enjoy your favorite reading in your favorite way.
The Kindle Fire is an e-reader with the power of a tablet computer produced by Amazon.com. Movies, magazines and children’s books come alive on a 7″ vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. The device has 8 GB of memory; that’s enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
The iPad display is 9.7 inches of high-resolution color photos, movies, web pages, books, and more. With the iPad touch screen, you use your fingers to do everything. When your fingers touch the display, it senses them using electrical fields. Then it instantly transforms your taps, swipes, pinches, and flicks into lifelike actions. The iPad has a 10-hour battery life. There are two cameras on the iPad; one on the front and one on the back. There are more than 140,000 amazing iPad apps have been created to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. The Rice Lake Public Library iPad comes pre-loaded with Apps. An agreement form must be signed prior to check out.
The netbooks offered at the library are small, but powerful, machines. The netbooks have the full Microsoft Office suite available, and are capable of surfing the internet. Users may print from these netbooks.
The Flip Video is a simple shoot and share video camera. There are only a few clearly labeled buttons. A small view screen allows users to see the images being recorded. An attached USB port easily plugs into most computers. The Flip Video comes loaded with video editing software.