Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Library & E-books

Maybe I missed the memo when this first happened, but I only just discovered via my Mom that you can check out e-books for your Kindle (or other e-reading devices) via the library! WHOA, WHAT?! Yes. It's true. It's simple too. Go ahead and visit my local library's fabulous website and then choose your reader of choice. If you're a Kindle user like me, you'll be directed to watch a very helpful video that demonstrates how easy it is...or you can just watch it right here.




I am so, so excited about this. I love to download books to my Kindle, but because I read them so quickly I often get annoyed having to pay $9.99 or so for each title. This way I can read until I'm blue in the face...for free! And what's better than supporting your local library.  I still feel guilty from time to time about not buying paper copies of book (although I still buy ones I really love for our library), but this way I feel like I'm at least supporting the library, which is something I wholeheartedly believe in.

Happy reading!

28 comments:

  1. ok, i am so hoping this works for me, too. i was given a kindle last year for Christmas but since we are on a crazy budget PLUS i am crazy for the library, it has sat unused. i was most bummed that i couldn't rent from the library. so glad to see i was wrong!

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  2. This is something I would never know! thanks Danielle! x carrie

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  3. I think it is time that I add the kindle to my Christmas list. :)

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  4. This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. ... and the prescott library website is way smoother than flagstaff's. i am going to ask about this next time i go in. crossing my fingers...

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  6. I recently checked out an iPod-like device with an audio book on it too. That was pretty awesome!

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  7. I wish our local library had this functionality. Sadly we're far too small! Such a neat idea though!

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  8. YES I just found this out this month too and have been taking full advantage of it. Like non-stop reading is going on up in here. So far I've burned through a David Sedaris book, The Poisonwood Bible, Just Kids by Patti Smith, in like two weeks! It's something I'm most excited about in my life right now!

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  9. Thanks for posting about this! I just checked out my local library's website and they offer e-books too! So neat!

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  11. What?! How totally fantastic. I'm sure Chicago has a program like this, I must find it...

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  12. Oh wow, I never heard of that either, that's amazing! I'm hoping to get an e-reading device for Christmas so that will hopefully become very useful to me. Thank you! :]

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  13. I've been going back and forth about getting an e-reader and this definitely makes me want one more. What a good idea!

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  14. this is the most exciting news of the day (and its only 1030! happy thursday to me!)...i suppose i should get signed up and get to reading! my kindle is filled with samples of books right now because its too hard for me to reason spending $10 on a book i may or may not be interested in...but borrowing from the library? this is right up my alley! thanks danielle! ;)

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  15. This is awesome!! When I saw Kindle I was kinda bummed, but then I saw a link for Nook and I was overjoyed!! Thank you for this!!

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  16. Wow! I never knew. Thanks for posting. I hope my library has it.

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  17. Good lord! I need a Kindle STAT!

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  18. I've been thinking about getting a Kindle,but then I'd miss actually 'having' books,if you know what I'm saying. Like,physically holding them and what not. So my question is,are they worth all of the hype that I hear about? (I bet they are!) :)

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  19. I really need to try this out. I never knew how this would work.

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  20. I did not know this.. and now that I do know I might want to invest on a Kindle. I love to read but paying for a book on top of what a Kindle cost.. didnt quite tickle my pickle! But thanks for the info!!

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  21. I learned about this recently too. It is awesome!

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  22. Cool, I never knew this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Thanks for posting this! Headed over to check out my local library's website.

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  24. Speaking of feeling guilty for paying $9.99 for eBooks, have you checked out Pixel of Ink? They post free eBooks daily! :)

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  25. I LOVE my KOBO and haven't yet tried the library ebooks, excellent idea! I also found an online converter for ebooks so if you have friends with a different version then you. i.e. kindle uses MOBI type files, SOny eReader uses ePub, you can convert the files so that you can share books!

    I'm currently reading a hard cover paper book, I must admit I've tapped the page more then once thinking that's how I "turn" the page :)

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  26. i just heard about that too! makes me even more excited to get my kindle in november. i'm impatiently waiting!

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  27. This is great!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. my stomach literally did a flip at the line "supporting your local library". get it, girl!

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