That format is growing dramatically in popularity, at the expense of traditional configurations. According to Pew Internet, the number of Americans reading eBooks rose to 23 percent in 2012, compared to 16 percent last year. Over that same time period, the percentage of people reading printed books dropped to 67 percent this year. In 2011 it was 72 percent.
Electronic reading devices are available in a range of prices too, from a holiday-discounted $50 Kobo mini eReader to a $500 iPad.
Williams, for one, is encouraged to see eReadership growing.
"It allows the library to continue to be relevant to users all across the economic spectrum," he said. "And it shows people are still reading, whether it's a paperback or a hardback or an audiobook or an eBook. That's what libraries are about."
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