Technology Petting Zoo
Learn about e-books and e-readers
E-books and tablets are growing in popularity and devices are widely available with many different types from which to choose from. For the purpose of providing hands-on familiarization and training with e-readers and tablets, the Maine State Library created a "Technology Petting Zoo" of devices.
"Technology Petting Zoo" devices available
E-readers and tablets for reading e-books
Libraries will learn how different devices work and will be able to explain their use to library patrons. Librarians can request the different type devices for their training from the "Technology Petting Zoo.
The following devices are included in the petting zoo: Front: Nook SimpleTouch (e-reader), Kindle Fire (tablet), Kindle PaperWhite (e-reader; Back: Apple iPad Mini (tablet), Nook HD+ (tablet), Google Nexus (tablet). There are five of each device in the collection, and each comes with a USB cable and AC adaptor. There is one "display" set that includes one of each type of device plus security locks.