Lending Kindles at the Library (via Smart Bitches)

I read the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog because I’m an avid Romance reader and they grade new books (from A+ to DNF (did not finish).  They have also been following the eBook trend from the beginning and are big library supporters.  Proof: this interesting article about a library loaning Kindles and the associated comments.

Note: Loaning Kindles pre-loaded with books that are still under copyright is technically against the terms of service.  Loaning Kindles pre-loaded with ‘classics’ that are public domain is one way to get around that.  I keep hearing through the grapevine that Kindle is going to work with Libraries, but I’ve not read anything concrete.

I admit, I’m terribly curious to find out what the Kindle on-device library lending will look like, whenever it arrives this fall. But I learned recently of another library lending program that totally knocked my socks off. At the Cudahy Family Library in Cudahy, Wisconsin – where is that, you ask? It’s right here – the librarians have the Most Interesting Lending Program.

They lend Kindles.

No, really, they lend Kindles. Preloaded with a ton of books, each device devoted to a different genre.

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