Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free Kindle eBooks, Extreme Couponing & More! from Kent District Library @kentlibrary

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November 2011


In This Issue
Kindle-Compatible eBooks
Personalized Picks
Extreme Couponing
KDL and Toys For Tots
Photo of the Month

KDL Locations

Alpine Township


Byron Township

Caledonia Township 

Cascade Township

Comstock Park

East Grand Rapids

Englehardt (Lowell) 

Gaines Township



Krause Memorial (Rockford)

Plainfield Township

Sand Lake/Nelson Township

Spencer Township

Tyrone Township


Wyoming & LBPH

Map of all KDL branches

2012 Book Lover's Calendar


 Book Lover's Calendar 2012

Support the library and purchase a $5 calendar from any KDL branch!

Free Downloads @ KDL


eBooks, eAudiobooks and music -- download them today at

Featured Online Resource

 World Book Online for Kids

Online version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia! Features easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools and activities.

What's Happening


Check our online event calendar for a complete list of events and activities for all ages. Search by branch, age group, and more.

Connect with KDL


From the Director...
Lance Werner


Are you thinking of buying an eReader this holiday season? Or perhaps an iPad or iPhone is on your wish list? Did you know that you can now download Kent District Library eBooks to your Kindle device? In fact, KDL has over 7,000 new eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be downloaded in seconds to a wide range of mobile devices.


KDL actually has the largest collection of digital materials of any single library in Michigan and we are adding more every day. Plus, our staff is fully trained on a variety of devices and want to help you access free library digital materials, so stop in, give us a call (616-784-2007) or visit for more information.




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Lance Werner, Director
Kent District Library


KDL eBooks Compatible with Kindle

It's the news you have been waiting for! We are pleased to announce that KDL's eBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle! You can now browse and download free library eBooks from KDL to a Kindle eReader or any device running the free Kindle app.


Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon's Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.


KDL also offers eBooks and eAudiobooks for use on PC or Mac computers and popular mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.


Personalized Picks
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If you aren't sure what to check out next, we can help! Personalized Picks, KDL's online recommendation service, has recently expanded to include music and movies, as well as books. Using an online form, tell us what you like to read, watch or listen to and one of our great materials advisory staff will use that information to create a list of book, movie or music recommendations just for you. The list will be emailed to you within a few days and will include links to our online catalog so you can place a hold or find the item's location.


Visit the Books and More section of our website and click on the Personalized Picks icon to get started.


Let us help you discover something new to enjoy!
Extreme Couponing

Saving money can be simple and exciting! Discover ways to stretExtreme Couponingch your dollar by attending the Extreme Couponing program taking place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 17 at the Byron Township Offices, located at 8085 Byron Center Ave. Join the women from as they explain the ins and outs of cutting your grocery bill in half, playing the drugstore game to save money and maximizing your coupons! Registration is required and participation is limited, so sign up today!


Don't miss out on this fun and beneficial program!




KDL Teams Up
With Toys For Tots

Join KDL this holiday season in bringing cheer to a local child. Once again, KDL is participating in the US Marines'  Toys For Tots program, helping to provide toys to deserving children throughout the community.


Drop off your new, unwrapped toys from mid-November to mid-December at any one of these KDL branch locations:

Thank you for your donation!



KDL Photo of the Month


 Mom and child reading

It's never too soon to fall in love with reading!


KDL Staff Picks: Let us help you find something good to read.  

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Check out our online Staff Picks booklist.


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