We’ve Got Kindles for You to Check Out

How would you like to get your hands on a brand-new Kindle that has 47 hot ebooks by the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Terry McMilan, Jodi Picoult, and many other fabulous authors already loaded on it –  completely for free?

Or how about a whodunit e-cornucopia containing the entire Millennium Trilogy alongside pulse-pounding thrillers by Lee Child, Harlan Coban, C.J. Box and dozens of others?

Or a biography smorgasbord with 57 titles from Anthony Bourdain to Edmund White?

Perhaps you’ve dreamed of having massive stacks of ebooks compressed into a single ereader to peruse on the go, but you haven’t had the cash -- or the certainty -- to buy a Kindle or Nook for yourself.

Or maybe you’re considering making the e-leap this holiday season but you’re not sure if you’ll like the feel of digital reading.

Whatever the case, get down to the Waldo Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (201 E. 75th St.) this fall, where we’re testing a new program to check out Kindles to curious and voracious patrons like you.

Each of the Library Kindles is pre-loaded with ebooks from a different genre, such as fiction, mystery, romance, history, biography, science fiction, classics, and urban fiction. Eleven Kindles are currently in circulation, with more to be added according to demand.

And yes, we realize that these babies are loaded with way more ebooks than any normal human being can read during the 21-day checkout period, but the point is not only to let you play with an ereader but also sample a variety of great reads hand-picked by our librarians.

So hurry down to the Waldo Branch and check out the Kindle of your choice. And if you’d like a preview of what’s in stock, search the online catalog for “Kindle.”

Kindle Lending Program Details

  • 11 Kindles available during test phase
  • Checkout period: 21 days
  • No holds
  • No renewals when lending period has expired
  • $1/day late fee

And if you already have a Kindle and haven’t checked out our catalog of downloadable e-books, then we have something to show you.

About the Author

Jason Harper is the web content developer and social media manager at the Kansas City Public Library.
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