Library offering programs to learn how to download free e-books

The Anoka County Library is offering several programs in January to help people learn how to download free library eBooks.library ebookseBooks are available to Anoka County Library card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the Anoka County Library website at

“If you received an e-reader as a gift this is a great way to learn how to use it and get the most out of the e-lending library offered by Anoka County Library,” said Anoka County Commissioner Jim Kordiak, liaison to the Anoka County Library Board.

Three types of programs are being offered: one for Kindle users, one for Nook or other eReader devices and one for iPad or other mobile devices.

Kindle classes:

Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m., Johnsville Library.

• Wednesday, Jan. 16,  6 p.m., Centennial Library.

• Thursday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m., Crooked Lake Library.

• Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Northtown Library.

Nook or other eReader devices:

• Monday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., St. Francis Library. Registration is required for this class. Register online at or call 763-753-2131.

• Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Centennial Library.

iPads or other mobile devices:

• Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., Northtown Library.

Seating may be limited, so plan to arrive early to ensure a place. If room capacity is reached, people will be referred to a future session.

“eBooks bring the library with you wherever you go,” said Anoka County Library Board President Bob Thistle.

“Learn how you can check out library books with ease for your eReader or tablet.”

In the classes, participants learn how to browse the library’s eBook collection, check out items, and download eBooks to devices.

In addition, the kinds of eBooks available and the lending policies for this collection are described, as well as the necessary steps to use the library’s eBook service, including required software and where to download it for free, along with other registration requirements.

The Anoka County Library offers a wide variety of eBooks for adults, teens and children — both fiction and nonfiction.

More titles are being added every month; visit the library website often to find the latest eBook additions.

For library locations or more information about these programs call 763-712-2322 or visit the website at

  • Does the Blaine location have on-going Kindle classes, I believe on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.?