Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kimball Library News 5/30/12

Did you know that we have 3 regular Kindles, 1 Kindle touch, and 1 large (DX) Kindle available for borrowing? Now that the hoopla has died down regarding the Kindle, our library devices have a much shorter waiting list. If you do not have an e-reader of your own, or if you’d like to read something that we have purchased for our Kindle, then you are in luck! We have over 50 adult bestselling titles loaded. We add more titles as time goes on so there is always something new. Give us a call to put a Kindle on hold for you. These are perfect for taking on vacation—an entire library in one place! We also are open to suggestions when it’s your turn to borrow. Please submit requests and we’ll see if we can accommodate your taste.

New things are always happening here at the library! In addition to the Kindles mentioned above, we now are proudly sporting a Nook Simple Touch e-reader. So what’s so new about that? Our Nook has young people in mind. This Nook is pre-loaded with the 2013 nominees for the Isinglass and Flume lists. The Isinglass books are nominated by middle school students, while the Flume titles are nominated by high school students. This means the Nook is slated for tweens and teens even though adults may be interested in teen fiction. We are asking that someone the age of 18 or older be the one who actually checks the Nook out because of the replacement cost value. Please consider checking out the Nook for your tween or teen reader. It may also be a way to get your reluctant reader started into the world of ebooks. You may place a hold on the Nook over the phone or from your computer. Take a look at the list below of what’s currently on the Kimball Simple Touch Nook.

Isinglass 2012-2013 Nominees: ‘Brain Jack’-Brian Falkner, ‘Bystander’-James Preller, ‘The Dead’-Charles Higson , ‘Divergent’-Veronica Roth , ‘Flip’-Martyn Bedford, ‘Guantanamo Boy’-Anna Perera, ‘Legend’-Marie Lu, ‘Long, Long Sleep’-Anna Sheehan, ‘A Monster Calls’-Patrick Ness, ‘Okay for Now’-Gary Schmidt, ‘Orchards’-Holly Thompson, ‘Reasons to be Happy’-Katrina Kittle, ‘Sean Griswold's Head’-Lindsey Leavitt, ‘Soccerland’-Beth Choat, ‘Stoneheart’-Charlie Fletcher, ‘Stuck on Earth’-David Klass, ‘This Dark Endeavor’-Kenneth Oppel, ‘Trash’-Andy Mulligan, ‘What You Wish For: Stories & Poems for Darfur Short Story Collection’, and ‘Wolves, Boys, and Other Things that Might Kill Me’-Chandler

Flume 2012-2013 Nominees: ‘Almost Perfect’-Brian Katcher, ‘Berlin Boxing Club’-Robert Sharenow, ‘Between Shades of Gray’-Ruta Sepetys, ‘Carter Finally gets It’-Brent Crawford, ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’-Laini Taylor, ‘Divergent’-Veronica Roth, ‘How to Save a Life’-Sara Zarr, ‘Lockdown’-Walter Dean Myers, ‘Lola and the Boy next Door’-Stephanie Perkins, ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’-Ransom Riggs, ‘The Name of the Star’-Maureen Johnson, ‘Scorpio Races’-Maggie Stiefvater, and ‘Where She Went’-Gayle Forman

We have an outstanding calendar of events planned for summer reading, and we don’t want you to miss out. Please be reminded that summer reading registration starts June 14th for all youth, and we have on average 5 events per week that must be registered for individually. Take a look in advance on the electronic calendar so you can plan now. This calendar may be found by accessing our website, look for ‘Library Links’ and click on ‘Calendar’. Registration for these events is possible when the hand icon is showing. Click on the event itself for details.

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