There’s been some buzz about the new Sony eReader announced at the Consumer Electronics Show yesterday. Word is that the display is crisp, the battery lasts a long time, it’s as light as a paperback, and it holds a large number of books. Can you see the teens you work with and know walking around with this instead of a paperback book?

eReaders like this haven’t taken off yet. Would the teens you know carry this, an iPod, and a cell phone around? Would they prefer an all in one device for all of their entertainment and communications needs? When today’s 13 year old gets to college how will he or she access text? Maybe it will be entirely presented in audio format? Or one file might include all possible versions (audio, print, video, etc.) so that all learning styles are met.

It’s going to be quite a night. Video games supplied by Game Crazy. Trading card games supplied by Upper Deck. Over 70 librarians ready to play and mingle. Any one who attends the gaming night will get a chance to play games, ask questions of people (including teens) who know about gaming, and find out what their peers are doing with games and gaming in the library.