Amazon and Overdrive have just announced that they will be offering Kindle compatible e-books to libraries! And if your patrons are anything like ours they immediately started contacting us to find out when they would be able to get free books on their Kindle. Even my teens are starting to get interested. I don't know of any who use e-books but I have had several try reading on their cell phones and enjoyed it.
Are teens in your community trying this technology? What do they think?
One of my teens really liked it for school assigned reading because she could make notes and bookmark sections but also see what others have noted in the book. I don't know if I would find this helpful or distracting as a student. Has anyone had comments from students or teachers on using ebooks for assignments?
For me this isn't an either/or of ebooks or not ebooks, but ebooks and devices as a format and form factor that teens can use if available and useful. Some teens will find the features available in ebooks for assignments, and for pleasure reading, really useful, others won't. For libraries we want to be able to support both those who will and those who won't. You think?