Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Richmond Public Library System to offer eReaders

Beginning today, September 6, the Richmond Public Library will have eReaders (electronic readers) available for loan to patrons with valid library cards. We are excited to be the only library system in Central Virginia offering portable reading devices for loan.

Funded by the Richmond Public Library Foundation, the library's eReader project allows library patrons to borrow one of 36 Nook Simple Touch Readers loaded with a selection of current popular titles. Each library branch has four eReaders with selections from particular genres, including current bestsellers, mysteries, and urban fiction.

Patrons may reserve an eReader at any library branch or through the online catalog at www.richmondpubliclibrary.org and the eReader will be transferred to their desired branch for pick up. Searching 'nook' in the catalog will bring up a list of all available themes.

In keeping with the trend of using technology to enhance the library experience for its patrons, we will also begin offering downloadable books in mid-October. Stay tuned for more details!

Here's a list of the titles loaded on our eReaders:

BESTSELLERSNow you see her / James Patterson -- Portrait of a spy / Daniel Silva -- State of wonder / Ann Patchett -- The confession / John Grisham -- The girl who kicked the hornet's nest / Stieg Larsson -- The help / Kathryn Stockett -- 1493 / Charles C. Mann -- A stolen life / Jaycee Dugard -- Bossypants / Tina Fey -- Heaven is for real / Todd Burpo -- In the garden of beasts / Erik Larson -- Unbroken / Laura Hillenbrand.
FICTIONThe sixth man / David Baldacci -- Room / Emma Donoghue -- Freedom / Jonathan Franzen -- Eyes wide open / Andrew Gross -- Let the great world spin / Colum McCann -- The Paris wife / Paula McLain -- One day / David Nicholls -- The tiger's wife / Téa Obreht -- Sing you home / Jodi Picoult -- Cold vengeance / Douglas Preston -- Sarah's key / Tatiana de Rosnay -- Maine / J. Courtney Sullivan -- The rules of civility / Amor Towles -- The submission / Amy Waldman.
MYSTERYDeath of a chimney sweep / M. C. Beaton -- Port Mortuary / Patricia Cornwell -- The Sentry / Robert Crais -- Crunch time / Diane Mott Davidson -- Smokin' seventeen / Janet Evanovich -- Dead reckoning / Charlaine Harris -- Drawing conclusions / Donna Leon -- The Saturday big tent wedding party / Alexander McCall Smith -- When the thrill is gone / Walter Mosley -- The snowman / Jo Nesbø -- The complaints / Ian Rankin -- Treachery in death / J. D. Robb.
NONFICTIONThe social animal / David Brooks -- At home / Bill Bryson -- Gifted hands / Ben Carson -- Incognito / David Eagleman -- The greater journey / David McCullough -- Reckles$ endangerment / Gretchen Morgenson -- The emperor of all maladies / Siddhartha Mukherjee -- Life / Keith Richards -- Five miles away, a world apart / James E. Ryan -- Cleopatra: a life / Stacy Schiff -- The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot -- The warmth of other suns / Isabel Wilkerson.
ROMANCEA secret affair / Balogh, Mary -- A good man is hard to find / Reshonda Tate Billingsley -- Breaking the rules / Suzanne Brockmann -- The Valcourt heiress / Catherine Coulter -- The ideal man / Julie Garwood -- Retribution / Sherrilyn Kenyon -- A turn in the road / Debbie Macomber -- Only mine / Susan Mallery -- Chasing fire / Nora Roberts -- Safe haven / Nicholas Sparks -- Happy birthday / Danielle Steel -- Lakeside cottage / Susan Wiggs.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASYThe windup girl / Paolo Bacigalupi -- The measure of the magic / Terry Brooks -- Ghost story / Jim Butcher -- The hunger games trilogy / Suzanne Collins --
The magician king / Lev Grossman -- The towers of midnight / Robert Jordan -- A dance with dragons / George R. R. Martin -- A game of thrones / George R. R. Martin -- Embassytown / China Miéville -- Boneshaker / Cherie Priest -- All clear / Connie Willis -- Blackout / Connie Willis.
URBAN FICTIONDon't even go there / Brenda Hampton -- No one in the world / E. Lynn Harris -- All up in my business / Lutishia Lovely -- Getting to happy / Terry McMillan -- Mama Ruby / Mary Monroe -- The eternal engagement / Mary B. Morrison -- Love, honor, and betray / Kimberla Lawson Roby -- Heist / Kiki Swinson -- Heartbreak of a hustler's wife / Nikki Turner -- The choir director / Carl Weber -- True to the game / Carl Weber.

2 comments:

Kelley Hope said...

This is awesome! I just saw a flyer in the Ginter Park branch about this. When do the pre-loaded books change?

Dana Smook, RPL Librarian said...

Our Nooks just got new titles on them! They are switched every 3-4 months.