If you are new to our annual appeal, the library foundation organizes a once-a-year request for individual and corporate gifts. The process starts by determining a critical need. The 2013 goal is to purchase approximately 30 public e-readers to lend. TCPL staff will load them with favorite fiction genres or designated nonfiction topics. Our research indicates these devices are particularly useful for people with vision or mobility issues. They offer text enlargement options, a variety of screen choices, and settings for outdoor reading. Although an e-reader weighs only 7.5 ounces, it can hold the equivalent of 825 pounds of reading. Each device includes a protective cover, contains approximately 20 books, and costs $360.
With your generous gift, any TCPL cardholder can “test drive” a pre-loaded e-reader. Cardholders who later purchase their own devices, may return to TCPL and check out free items from our generous collection of downloadables.
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