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Increase the size of a book’s text with a touch of your finger or carry eight books at once that all fit nicely in a backpack or purse. 

These are just a few of the benefits of using a digital e-book reader, and the Glendale libraries are now offering patrons the opportunity to have this digital experience through a new Nook® borrowing program. 

Glendale’s libraries now have 30 Nooks pre-loaded with e-books that have titles for youth, teen and adults. Also pre-loaded are two books in Spanish. 

With this program, users have a way to try out e-readers and e-books before actually purchasing one of their own. Each of Glendale’s three libraries will have 10 Nooks available. The Nook is Barnes and Nobles’ brand of mobile electronic reading device that is very lightweight and has a good reading screen, as well as a long battery life. 

Patrons interested in borrowing one of the e-readers will need to be a Glendale Public Library cardholder in good standing, at least 18 years old, and able to provide current photo identification at checkout. The Nooks may be borrowed for four weeks with no renewal option.

“In today’s technology-savvy world, digital literacy is a crucial skill for citizens of all ages and backgrounds,” said Chief Librarian, Cheryl Kennedy. “We are devoted to increasing access to information and recreational reading in all formats.” 

The Nooks come pre-loaded so that library users can have the best experience with the e-books and e-readers. 

Titles on the pre-loaded Nooks include Giver by Lois Lowry and Lightening Thief by Rick Riorda for children, and The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer for teens. 

Among the 25 classic books and novels available are Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice.

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