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David Carlson of Willmar on Monday uses his laptop computer and Kindle during a class at Willmar Public Library that offered participants the chance to learn how to check out the library's more than 450 electronic books. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Kindle users offered lessons on checking out electronic books


Every innovation has its advantages and disadvantages. The online library th-at allows Willmar Public Library patrons to check out electronic books for their Kindle e-readers and other digital devices automatically returns the book when it's due, adult services library assistant Samantha TerBeest said.

"The bad thing is there's no renew option," she explained.

TerBeest held a class Monday about checking out the library's 458 electronic books.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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