During Wednesday's e-reader webinar, we discussed the recent Pew study "Libraries, patrons, and e-books", which discovered that 48% of all owners of e-book reading devices such as original Kindles and NOOKs say they do not know if their library lends e-books. This led to the question, if that many people don't know that some libraries provide e-books, then doesn't it seem likely that at least that percentage probably don't realize there are libraries providing e-reader learning assistance? The response to this challenge? Outreach!
Amber Slaven, with the King County Library System (WA), talked about taking e-readers to the local farmers' market. This gave people a chance to see them and ask questions. Diana Weaver, with the Basehor Community Library (KS), took the Basehor library's e-readers to the community dairy days, as a "petting zoo" encouraging people to touch them.