Adele Simmonds from Havelock North will have an easier way of carrying and accessing her favourite books after winning a Hastings District Libraries’ competition.
Adele’s name was drawn from the massive number of people who liked the libraries’ Facebook page over the past three weeks and has won a Kobo e-Reader for her efforts.
Hastings District Libraries manager Paula Murdoch says “The competition was an exciting way for the libraries to launch e-books, and highlights two more innovative online services we provide for library users – Facebook and Overdrive.”
“Our Facebook page is a great way to keep in touch with us in today’s busy world. No matter where you are or what time it is, you can have your say about library services and we’d love for you to post on there about what you’ve been reading or watching.” says Paula.
Adele Simmonds says “This is fantastic, I’ve wanted one for ages and I had even asked for an eReader for Christmas. I live in the country and even though I come into town regularly the Kobo is going to save me carrying heaps of books around. I can now download library books from home at my leisure and when I go on holiday it’s going to save luggage space.”
“I’m so excited. I’ve been telling everyone I won an eReader”
Hastings District Libraries is part of ePukapuka, a consortium of 15 libraries from the lower North Island which have combined to provide access to more content using strong purchasing power. ePukapuka provides access to several hundred titles, mainly e-books, with some audiobooks; and more content is being added regularly.
You can join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/hdlibraries or find out more about free downloadable e-books and audiobooks at www.hastingslibrary.co.nz/ebooks.