ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For centuries, people have been spending countless hours reading soft or hardcover books. With the advent of Kindle, Nook and IPad -- some readers are choosing other sources for their reading material.
The Ellsworth's book club meets every month to discuss a new book. Tonight, they were talking in length about an historical fiction book. They said this book got them to want to learn more about history. These members all had a different way of reading the material. Some say the old fashion way is best while others use their electronics to read their books.
Experts say twenty percent of the adult population has trouble reading and that's higher for young people. Assistant Director of Ellsworth Public Library, Sandy Abbott said she just hopes people read more regardless of how they access their reading material.
"The important thing isn't so much how you read whether you read a book or on a Kindle or on some other device just the fact that you do read. Because that's a lifetime learning."
If you like to read you might want to know that The Maine Reader's Choice award has announced the 2014 finalists. Four books have gone to libraries and bookstores for a reader's choice vote. Maine readers can vote online at the award's website and at public libraries and bookstores throughout the state. The winner will be announced in October.