Readers Festival – eReader Playtime

Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me! The Readers Festival is fast approaching!

Kobo eReaderOn the 8th and 10th of July we’ll be hosting hands-on eReader playtime, where you’ll have a chance to see and handle some of the most popular eReaders around. Learn how to find eBooks on the web and our catalogue and download them to your device. Bookings are now open so visit our website for session and booking details.


The word is out!

This Friday and Saturday, visit us at the Library for the 2011 Readers’ Festival.

Chloe Irvine

The Festival kicks off on the morning of Friday 1 July. An official launch will be held from 5:30pm, with a special performance by local musician Chloe Irvine.

Refreshments will be provided and Mayor Miriam Smith will announce the winners of our ‘Judge a Book by its Cover’ competition.

At the Festival you can also:

  • attend a fun and educational Early Literacy workshop by US literacy expert James Thomas
  • try out a variety of e-book readers
  • learn how to use the Library catalogue
  • hear our Local History officer David speak about reading non-fiction for pleasure 
  • take the kids to see a performance by the much-loved Andy and the Bookworm
  • and more!

Andy and the Bookworm

Click here to see the full program, and remember to book by calling 8397 7333.

There’s something for everyone at the City of Tea Tree Gully Readers’ Festival!

Ebooks…come and try!

Regular blog readers will know that we currently have an ebook display in the Library.

Ebook display

Our four ebook readers are loaded with new releases such as The Fry chronicles by Stephen Fry, The happiest refugee by Anh Do, Worth dying for by Lee Child and even The saggy baggy elephant!
You can also read magazines in full colour on the iPad.

Ebook readers





If you haven’t seen the display yet, come in and have a go on the latest book related technology. We’d like you to leave us a comment in the book provided to let us know what you think about ebooks and any suggestions you have about how the Library could use them in the future .

Some of the comments we’ve received so far

” Really like it as an idea for the Library. Found it easy to use…like the idea of having a large selection of titles available to borrow”

“Thankyou for having a Come and Try. I have been interested for some time in buying an ebook reader ..I hope you will have ebooks available to borrow”

“I would love an ereader! If i could borrow books from the Library too it would be great!

“As a book lover, I’m certain I would eventually buy a device to give me an extra approach to reading”

“…as I travel alot for business, having access to ebooks from the Library would reduce baggage load considerably!”

“…would be interested when we become grey nomads.”

“..the convenience and search options make them very attractive and there are advantages for the Library :storage space, damaged books and the cost of chasing overdues would be reduced.”

Next time you’re in the Library come and try ebooks  and have a chat about them with our staff. We’d love your comments here too!