In this day and age of digital books, library attendance is falling as people pick up their Kindles instead of paperback books. One library in Illinois decided to win back patrons by embracing this technology and not fighting it, says a report in Winnetka Talk.

To become more technology-friendly, the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library placed iPads at public desks for customers to use. It has even released an iOS app that’ll let residents search the library’s catalog of books, manage their library account and find upcoming events.

Librarians also noticed they were fielding a lot of questions about eReaders and tablets, so they started offering weekly sessions on how to use these devices with the library’s eBook offerings. Library visitors can just drop-in on a class or set up an appointment for a private class.

Library increases attendance with iPhone, iPad apps and classes originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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