NOOKs Are Here!
BPL is pleased to offer NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Color eReaders to our patrons, made possible by a generous grant to the Bentonville Library Foundation. The devices are available for checkout to use in the comfort of your own home. The purpose of offering eReaders to the public is to familiarize patrons with a new format of library material, bridge the digital divide and provide everyone in the community access to this technology. Providing the eReaders also allows the library to add books to its collection in a different way, thereby extending the collection and its services.
The Library has purchased a combined 26 NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Color devices. One contains audiobooks for listeners, specifically designated to accommodate our visually impaired patrons.
Benefits of eReaders
- A NOOK allows the user to adjust the size of text, opening up a world of possibilities for large print user.
- A NOOK can hold several books on one device. Books of all sizes and shapes fit on a NOOK
- Each NOOK offered by BPL is genre specific, meaning each NOOK will come preloaded with particular subjects, such as Romance, Suspense, Inspirational, or Best Sellers.
- If you have difficulties turning pages, all it takes with a NOOK is a swipe of the finger!
- There is no charge for checking out a NOOK... its free!
To check out a NOOK, patrons must be 18 years or older and provide a valid library card and current government-issued photo identification. Patrons will also sign a NOOK agreement, accepting responsibility for the device. Loan periods are three weeks and late fees are $1.00 per day. At this time, NOOK loans are not renewable. To equitably share our NOOKs, please limit one NOOK per household. Patrons are required to return the NOOK inside the library, as opposed to the library's bookdrop terminals. Please ask at the Circulation desk or call 271-3192 for more details.
Bentonville Public Library purchased 26 NOOK devices and more than 300 eBook titles, plus covers, bags and other accessories for the program. Each NOOK contains ten or more titles that are similar in subject or genre. Hand-picked by Librarians, BPL's NOOKs will provide readers of all ages with the most popular eBooks across varied subjects. New content will be added quarterly to keep BPL's NOOK collections current.
Something for Everyone!
- Adult Best Sellers: Fiction & Non-Fiction
- Inspirational, History & Biography
- Business & Leadership, Job & Career
- Parenting, Health & Fitness
- Fiction, Literature & Classics
- Romance, Suspense & Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Children's Picture Books
- Easy Readers & Chapter Books
- Popular Juvenile Titles
- Teen/Young Adult
- Spanish Language
- Adult Audiobooks for Listeners