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Friday, March 30, 2012

Air Books: The Future of Reading

Once in a while a product comes along that makes your jaw drop in wonder. We are very excited to share such a product with you, our library users. Starting this April, anyone with a valid Des Plaines Public Library card can enjoy the future of reading...Air Books.

Air Books is an exciting product and a revolutionary idea. "They've managed to make the reading experience seem effortless, even magical," Roberta Johnson, the library's acting assistant director explained. "When I saw the product demoed at a conference, I knew that we needed it for our patrons."

So what makes Air Books so magical and new? Air Books delivers a rich, complete reading experience without the weight and bulk of a physical item. "We really went back to drawing board when we set out to create Air Books," according to Bernie Etherton, Air Books' founder and inventor. "The first thing we thought was, 'What if you could get rid of the book, the file, and just read.'"

And that's what Air Books offers. You'll experience a seamless, weightless reading experience, no matter where you are, without the hassle of paper and screens. So, in the coming weeks and months, you will begin to see more and more Air Books in the library. Who knows maybe the library of the future will look like this:


  1. I love these! So easy to store and use. Kudos to the library for embracing this great new trend.

  2. Thanks, April! It's a funny thing, though. Now that April 1st has come and gone, this doesn't seem like such a good idea after all....


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