Nation needs a common framework for lending e-books to the public

The News Tribune – “There are already tens of millions of e-book lovers, and their ranks are sure to be boosted by the latest iPad – along with improved Kindles, Nooks and their rivals.

My sister, the retired fourth-grade teacher, has finally succumbed; Dorothy reads faster by enlarging the words on her tablet. And my wife favors e-books when she stretches out in bed. Clearly, the time has come for a well-stocked national digital library system, not to replace brick-and-mortar libraries but to augment them.

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