Waiting for the Nooks – Part 1

Now that the Nooks are ordered, and on their way, courtesy of the Spring Ridge HSA’s generous donation, I’ve been a very busy bee getting ready.  If you’re a teacher-librarian or media specialist who is piloting a lending program, there is a LOT of preparation to be done once the order is placed.

nook coverFor starters, I ordered 2 cases.  One is the standard cover/case that many consumers buy to protect their Nook device.  It has pockets for paperwork and a title list.

With elementary students, though, a cover and the extended 2-year warranty doesn’t assuage my worries about accidental damage.  I startednetbook case looking on forums for a handled bag to slip the Nook into while also in the cover, providing two layers of protection.  Many, many librarians have discovered the e-ink screens are susceptible to damage when placed in backpacks or pressed against another books/objects, so my students would need to carry it outside their backpack.  Again, for elementary students, this is a problem with only a cover as protection.  It wasn’t easy finding a handled Nook case, and in fact what I ended up with was a 10″ neoprene netbook case.

I haven’t received either the cover or the case yet, but I’ll review them when I do.

More to come soon on the rest of my pre-Nook delivery preparations…

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Mrs. J in the Library

Collette J., or Mrs. J in the Library, is a full-time elementary teacher-librarian, blogger, and mama from Pennsylvania. She loves technology, books in any format, makerspaces, and all things Harry Potter. The information and opinions represented here are her own and are not the views and opinions of any business or organization.

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