TRYING TIME: Doreen Matthews from the Friends of Maroochydore Library checks out some of the new technology at Maroochydore Library.
TRYING TIME: Doreen Matthews from the Friends of Maroochydore Library checks out some of the new technology at Maroochydore Library. Warren Lynam

Library's new Techbar lets you try gadgets before you buy

YOU don't have to go to the Apple store to find a bunch of geniuses.

Maroochydore Library launched its Techbar yesterday to allow visitors to try new technologies before making purchase choices.

The Maroochydore Lib

rary Techbar provides an opportunity for the public to discover how to use three tab

let devices and an eReader which will be available for experimentation and play.

The Techbar will allow participants to test-drive the Windows tablet called Surface, an Android tablet from Google, Apple's iPad Air and a Sony eReader.

Library spokeswoman Jane Stronach said the Techbar had been planned for four months.

"Now we can run information sessions showing people how the products work and how they differ," she said.

"They're going to be available for people to come in and play with.

"The best way to learn, whether you're 10 or 100, is through play.

Ms Stronach said the TechBar at the Beerwah Library had been very popular.

"There are lots of people coming in and asking for recommendations on what to buy, how to download ebooks and things like that."

Maroochy Weekly  Maroochy Weekly

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