If you’ve put a recent best-seller on hold here at the library, or through our online catalog, and you’re getting tired of waiting for your turn with the book to roll around, don’t lose heart! To make your wait a little shorter we’ve started adding New York Times best-sellers and current-year award-winning books to our collection of e-readers and tablets that you can borrow. As of today (October 22, 2013) we’ve loaded up our Kindle with 14 in-demand fiction titles, and our two Nooks with nine hot non-fiction books. Our two Nexus 7 tablets have all 23 new fiction and non-fiction books. And, each week we’ll scan the New York Times lists to see which new books have moved into the ranks of best-sellers so we can add them to the e-readers. From now on you’ll have at least three more options for getting your hands on that hard-to-get book you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s the list of books just added to the e-readers this week:
Kindle eReader and Nexus 7 Tablet
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Never Go Back by Lee Child
- W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
- Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen
- Inferno by Dan Brown
- The October List by Jeffery Deaver
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The English Girl by Daniel Silva
- The Double by George Pellicanas
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton ( 2013 Man Booker Prize winner)
- The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction)
Nook eReader and Nexus 7 Tablet
- Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
- David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
- One Summer by Bill Bryson
- The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
- Lean In by Sheryl Sanberg with Nell Scovell
- Tip and the Gipper by Chris Matthews
- Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
- Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt
- Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King (2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction)
These are in addition to about 20 books that were previously installed on each device.
Our tablets and e-readers can be borrowed for 14 days, and then can be renewed one time. Call 631 725-0049, ext. 0 for more information. The library staff will be happy to give you a quick tutorial if you’ve never used an e-reader before.
Want to read that best-seller now? Check-out one of our e-readers or tablets and it cold be in your hands today.