Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exciting News: Borrow a Kindle from the library!

The library has been circulating e-books for four years now, but our borrowers have had to use their own e-readers to access this service. Now, thanks to a generous $1000 gift from the Friends of the Library, we have six (6) Kindles, loaded with e-books, for our patrons to borrow for a 3-week period!
Here’s how it works:
You may borrow a Kindle if you’re a patron in good standing (no fines/fees owed) and have a good track record of returning what you’ve borrowed! Fines are $1.00 per day after the 3-week loan period (note: there is no maximum accrual limit) and the Kindles cannot be renewed. A borrower who fails to return a Kindle will be charged the full replacement of the unit and its accessories.  Kindles must be returned to the main circulation desk, never left in the book drops!
Each Kindle comes with instructions, a cord for re-charging the reader, and a carrying case. Kindles can be reserved, just like you’d place a hold on a book (search for “Kindle” under Title or Keyword). Patrons will not be able to purchase additional titles, but may choose from among these popular pre-loaded titles:

Alex Cross run / James Patterson
Angel fire / Courtney Allison Moulton
Beautiful ruins / Jess Walter
Casual vacancy / J.K. Rowling
Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
Elsewhere / Richard Russo
End of your life book club / Will Schwalbe
Forgotten / David Baldacci
Francona, the Red Sox years / Terry Francona
Game change / John Heilman
Gone girl / Gilliam Flynn
Guilt / Jonathan Kellerman
Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien
Homeland / Cory Doctorow
Hunger games / Suzanne Collins
Just one day / Gayle Forman
Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
Mouse and the motorcycle / Beverly Cleary
Notorious Nineteen / Janet Evanovich
Perfect hope / Nora Roberts
Prodigy / Marie Lu
Racketeer / John Grisham
Round house / Louise Erdrich
Secret keeper / Kate Morton
Shoemaker's wife / Adriana Trigiani
Sins of the mother / Danielle Steel
Tenth of December / George Saunders
Thomas Jefferson / Jon Meacham
Twelve tribes of Hattie / Ayana Mathis
A Wrinkle in time / Madeleine L'Engle

The Library will add new titles in demand and as new books are published throughout the year.
Our purpose in lending Kindles is two-fold:
1.)    To encourage borrowers who are “on the fence” about e-readers to try one out!
2.)    To supplement, electronically, our print copies of popular titles with long waiting lists.
We thank the Friends of the Library for their generosity in helping us provide this new service for our patrons! Please give it a try; we think you’ll “kindle” to the idea!

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