Reed City Area District Library

Kindle Fires for Checkout at Library

The Library now has two Kindle Fire e-readers loaded with classic titles that are available for checkout for a two-week period.
Kindle Fires for Checkout at Library

The Library now has two Kindle Fire e-readers loaded with classic titles that are available for checkout for a two-week period.  Freely available, out of copyright titles, available through Project Gutenberg, were loaded onto the e-readers.  Adults or teens (with a parent/legal guardian co-signer) may check them out after completing the Library's Borrower's Agreement.  Titles were selected in consultation with Reed City High School Teacher Neil Harrison, who provided a reading list for his literature course.  Titles would be representative of required reading in other schools as well.  Please see the list below to view titles that are loaded onto the Kindle Fires. This service benefits students by offering another reading format for classics and gives all patrons a no-cost opportunity to try an e-reader.  It also serves the purpose of allowing patrons to explore Kindle Fire capabilities before deciding what type of e-reader they might like to purchase.  A reserve list for the Kindle Fires is available.  The purchase of the Kindle Fires and equipment components was made possible by a grant received by the Osceola County Community Foundation (OCCF).  Thank you OCCF and we hope all of our patrons enjoy the new Kindle Fires.  Contact the Library for more details. 

Kindle Book List

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle

Aeneid by Virgil

Art of War by Sun Tzu

Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Chopin

Beowulf (copy 1)

Beowulf translated by Gummere (copy 2)

Call of the Wild by London

Candide with pictures by Voltaire

Canterbury tales and other poems by Chaucer

Deerslayer by Cooper

Don Quixote by Cervantes Saavedra

Emma by Austen

Frankenstein by Shelley

Great Expectations by Dickens

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Bros. Grimm

Gulliver’s Travels by Swift

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Heart of Darkness by Conrad

Hell by Dante

Huckleberry Finn by Twain

Illiad with pictures (2 copies) by Homer

Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Last of the Mohicans with images by Cooper

Les Miserables with pictures by Hugo

Lord Jim by Conrad

Macbeth by Shakespeare

Mansfield Park by Austen

Metamorphoses of Ovid Book I – VII

Metamorphoses of Ovid Book VIII – XV

Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Vol. 1 & 2

Moby Dick by Melville

My Antonia by Cather

Odyssey by Homer

Paradise by Dante

Paradise Lost by Milton

Phantom of the Opera by Leroux

Pride and Prejudice by Austen

Prince by Machiavelli

Purgatory by Dante

Pygmalion by Shaw

Red Badge of Courage by Crane

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

Sense and Sensibility by Austen

Song of Roland by Anonymous Old French

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson

Tale of Two Cities by Dickens

Tom Sawyer by Twain

Turn of the Screw by James

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Stowe

Utopia by More

Walden by Thoreau

War and Peace by Tolstoy

Wuthering Heights by Bronte