eBook Reading Jumps

EUGENE, Ore. — If you got an eBook or tablet this holiday season, a recent survey says you’re a part of a growing trend and transition away from turning pages.

The survey done by Pew Internet Research Center says the tastes of the reading public is going digital.

The percentage of Americans 16 and older reading on these devices is up 7 percent this year, and readers of traditional books dropped from 72 to 67 percent.

“What gets me excited is connect people with ideas. It doesn’t matter to me what the format of ideas is. And I love that now we have an expanded toolbox of ways to do that,” said Connie Bennett, Eugene Public Library Director.

Local libraries are continually working to adjust, even offering classes to teach how to use these devices in a library setting.

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