More devices join library ‘technology zoo’

Set up in the library’s lounge area, the 'zoo' contains two eReaders and three tablets

Nelson Public Library has Kobo eReaders among its collection in the Technology Petting Zoo.

Nelson Public Library has Kobo eReaders among its collection in the Technology Petting Zoo.

The future wants to curl up in your lap at the Nelson Public Library’s Technology Petting Zoo, where five new devices are available to take for a virtual walk.

Set up in the library’s lounge area, the “zoo” contains two eReaders: Kobo and Sony, and three tablets: Kobo Arc, Nexus, and iPad. The idea is to allow people who might fear the wild world of technology to get up close and comfortable with the devices that are becoming prevalent in our lives.

The Technology Petting Zoo is the latest addition to the Library’s efforts to encourage computer literacy, with Community Access Program computer training available in spring and fall offering one-on-one and group sessions in programs, devices, downloading and databases.

The library also has eReaders to lend, and a host of databases, newspapers and magazines online and available 24/7.

For more information about the Nelson Public Library go to nelsonlibrary.ca.