Starting Monday, July 30 the Bentonville Public Library will kick off a new borrowing program based on the NOOK.
NOOKs are electronic tablets that can hold hundreds of eBooks, and next week folks will be able to check the devices out to take home for three weeks!
According to a press release, the Bentonville Library Foundation received a grant for $12,500 from the Walton Family Foundation to purchase 26 NOOKs and more than 300 eBook titles for community use.
The grant funds also allowed the library to buy covers, bags and other accessories.
But there are special rules for the NOOK check-outs.
You must be at least 18 years old and provide a valid library card and current government-issued photo ID.
You'll also have to sign a NOOK agreement, accepting responsibility for the device. Borrowers can keep the NOOK for three weeks. They must be returned inside the library, not in the bookdrop terminals, and late fees are $1.00 per day.
Each Nook contains ten or more titles that are similar in genre, and new content will be added quarterly to keep BPL's Nook collections current.
Here's a look at some of the genres available:
Adult Best Sellers: Fiction & Non-Fiction
Inspirational, History & Biography
Business & Leadership, Job & Career
Parenting, Health & Fitness
Fiction, Literature & Classics
Romance, Mystery & Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Children's Picture Books
Easy Readers & Chapter Books
Newbery Books & Popular Juvenile Titles
Adult Audiobooks for Listeners
Plus, other genres and subjects of interest.
To learn more about BPL's NOOK program, call (479) 271-3192 or visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org.