Library eBooks just became more available than ever. Earlier today, MCPL users with Kindle devices or the Kindle app gained access to MCPL's eBook collection for the first time. To get started using your Kindle with the library's eBooks, follow these simple instructions.
The Kindle is the big daddy of the eReader world. Now, I am biased as I received a Kindle for my birthday in April, but I think the hype is well deserved. Now that eBooks are available through OverDrive, I am even happier. The process to download eBooks is actually minus a few steps and easier with the Amazon/Kindle step up.
E-books are not just for adults. The other day, I brought my daughter home from Pre-K, and her grandpa excitedly called her to his computer. He had downloaded The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree , and was eager to show her how the story played on his desktop’s Kindle software.
In an effort to draw in even more members, Amazon has announced their Kindle Lending Library available to Amazon Prime Members. This new development is Amazon's way of breaking into the library market, but it brings up a great opportunity to remind you how much your library brings to you FOR FREE!
Price of Membership: Amazon Lending Library: $79 a year for Amazon Prime + must have a Kindle (Kindle apps do not work with Lending Library) MCPL: Free
Number of Books you can checkout: Amazon Lending Library: One a month. MCPL: 200 items at a time.
I am contributing to the extinction of the paper book. That’s right. I’m a Kindle user, and I have been for a year and a half now. I do it all; I carry it around like a spare limb, I drool over the new Kindle coming out in November, and I can tell you that I have exactly nine purchased novels stored on my little half pound device. Just because I’m not reading print doesn’t mean that I don’t love books. The problem is that Kindle books, though less expensive than print books, still aren’t cheap.
I'm a pretty tech-savvy person. I'm the one people call when they have computer problems, the one who wires our network at home, and the only person to keep all the cords from our game systems and DVD player straight.
But let's face it, even us tech wizards have something that just seems beyond our skills and requires a bit of visual aid. Which means, we totally understand when you're about to rip out your hair over a new Christmas Kindle that you can't seem to get any books on.
Although I have had my Kindle for a number of months, I only just recently finished reading an entire book on it. Nothing against the machine, but I guess I was in a non-reading phase for a while. Nonetheless, I have to say I did really enjoy reading on my new device.