Libraries now have Kindles available for check out

Beginning July 18, Fort Bend County Libraries will have a limited number of Amazon Kindles available for check-out at each of the branches in the library system. The Kindles come pre-loaded with more than 20 bestselling adult fiction and nonfiction books.

“Anyone who is considering the purchase of a digital reading device – or eReader – may wish to check out one of the libraries’ new Kindles so that they can become familiar with how the technology works,” says Library Director Clara Russell. “eBooks give readers a whole new format in which to enjoy their favorite books and authors, and we are happy to incorporate this emerging technology into the libraries’ collection.”

The Kindles come loaded with books by bestselling authors such as Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Jodi Picoult, Clive Cussler, and many others. Patrons will not be able to add or delete titles to the Kindles.

The Kindles can be checked out for a period of seven days, and must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed. Because of the delicate nature of the electronic device, the Kindles must be returned to the Check-In desk and NOT dropped in the Book Return. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may not be reserved.

The Kindles and the eBooks that are on them were purchased with funding provided by a Loan Star grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Loan Star program is designed to enhance and enrich the services that public libraries provide the citizens of the state of Texas, both in their local areas and across the state.

For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch near you.

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