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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System is offering six hands-on eReader informational computer labs in addition to all of the regular computer training classes scheduled in libraries this spring and summer. The eReader Open Labs are free to all.

eReader owners should bring their Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-Device with USB cord (if applicable) to the Library (see dates, times and locations below) to ask questions and learn firsthand about how to borrow eBooks from the Library catalog. Participants should bring their Library card (or apply for a free card) prior to attending the lab. Participants will be assisted in the order of arrival.

  • Wednesday, June 13 at 1:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Orchard Park Public Library
  • Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Kenmore Branch
  • Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hamburg Library
  • Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Central Library West Room
  • Monday, July 23 at 5:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Grand Island Memorial Library
  • Tuesday, August 14 at 1:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Audubon Branch


“As the Kindle, Nook, iPads and other reading devices become more and more popular, libraries have become the best resource for free downloadable books,” said Mary Jean Jakubowski, director, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. “Many of our patrons have asked for one-on-one assistance to help them use their eReaders with the library’s growing catalog of downloadables. Additionally, every month we offer more than 40 free computer training workshops system-wide ranging from computer basics to using Microsoft Word to creating a Twitter account.

The Library currently has more than 12,800 eBook volumes in all genres available for borrowing. For more information on the Open Labs, computer training or the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library activities, visit www.BuffaloLib.org.