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Washington County librarians predict that just like their print-copy predecessors, mystery books in electronic-reader format, such as for an iPad or Nook, will be among the most popular genre among library users. The county library system will begin loaning books for e-readers in February. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente.

Libraries gearing up for e-reader offerings

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Katelyn Zamora enjoys using her new iPad to dig into classic novels and to read other titles she purchases online.

Zamora, 22, said the iPad makes it easy to take a book on the go, rather than lugging around a 600-page hard copy.

"The convenience is nice," Zamora, of St. Paul Park, said recently while browsing on her iPad at the Park Grove Library.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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