You may have heard through our marketing campaign or from seeing it on the site that Overdrive is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle! Yes, you can now borrow ebooks from the library on your Kindle. Overdrive rolled the Kindle books out pretty quietly at the tail-end of September, but in the last two weeks alone 115 Kindle books have circulated to Avalon Free Public Library patrons and 1,647 Kindle books have circulated across the consortium (which counts almost all of South Jersey’s libraries as members). All of us here at AFPL have been pretty stunned by the amount of usage and the amount of questions we are getting every day about using the Overdrive Kindle books.
Our staff are all trained to assist patrons with Kindle downloads and questions and we also have Kindles for loan to Avalon property owners. Available titles are increasing all the time and we are very excited about the opportunities for ebooks in the near future. Check out the Ebook blog for all of the newest and hottest titles available to Avalon Free Public Library patrons and to go directly to the South Jersey Digital Download page, just click here.
We will also be giving a Kindle download class again very soon, so keep an eye on our Classes/Programs site for more information.
Avalon is a bustling little shore town in southern NJ. Our small population of 1800 expands to about 30,000 at the height of summer. We like to think that we serve them all and then some! Our goal is to make our library available to our patrons wherever they may roam.