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Sony® Reader® Library Education program expands

by Team Sony 03/01/2011

It’s a sight you see more and more often in a place you might not expect, e-readers mingling with paperbacks in libraries across the United States. Electronic reading devices are spotted everywhere these days as more people want access to them and the content they deliver. Programs that cater to the digital world are springing up in local libraries too.

This week, Sony announced 30 more libraries will be added to the Sony Reader Library Program. We first told you about the program back in September, with the launch of the initial group of libraries. As part of the digital reading program, librarians and staff receive in-house training on digital reading devices, where they learn about digital reading formats, sources for digital materials, and how to use Sony’s Reader digital reading devices. The libraries also receive digital reading devices for staff to use for patron demonstrations.

“The Sony Reader Library Program has enabled our Library to successfully spread the word about digital books, and we have seen an unprecedented increase in use since the inception of this timely partnership,” said Kara Kohn of the Plainfield Public Library, one of the first round of 30 libraries included in the program.

Check out the list below to see if your local library will be launching the Sony Reader Program soon. If it’s not on the list, let your favorite librarian know about


Sony Reader Library Program

  • Rancho Bernardo Branch Library (San Diego, CA)
  • Laguna Hills Technology Library (Laguna Hills, CA)
  • Denton Public Library – South (Denton, TX)
  • Utica Public Library (Utica, NY)
  • Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Mill Valley Public Library (Mill Valley, CA)
  • Mesa County Libraries (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Park Ridge Public Library (Park Ridge, NJ)
  • Mansfield Public Library (Mansfield, MA)
  • Kalamazoo Public Library (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Moline Public Library (Moline, IL)
  • Carnegie-Stout Public Library (Dubuque, IA)
  • Roxbury Public Library (Succasunna, NJ)
  • McHenry Public Library (McHenry, IL)
  • Orono Public Library (Orono, ME)
  • Mr. Vernon Public Library (Mt. Vernon, NY)
  • Westborough Public Library (Westborough, MA)
  • Town Hall Library (North Lake, WI)
  • Rockville Centre Public Library (Rockville, NY)
  • Springville Public Library (Springville, UT)
  • Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (Evansville, IN)
  • Howard City Library (Howard, KS)
  • Buncombe County Public Library (Asheville, NC)
  • Pioneer Library (Norman, OK)
  • Fairfield County District Library (Lancaster, OH)
  • Ohoopee Regional Library (Vidalia, GA)
  • Grant County Public Library (Williamstown, KY)
  • Parkland Community Library (Allentown, PA)
  • Hooksett Public Library (Hooksett, NH)



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  1. Anonymous wrote: April 15, 2011 2:46pm

    Any rumors about a lighted cover for the Daily Reader PRS-950? Hard to believe that SONY hasn’t released one.

  2. Anonymous wrote: April 20, 2011 4:14pm

    I would like to see a 950 with colored e-ink…will this happen? and when???


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