E-Readers & Tablets

Curious about e-readers or tablets? We have Kindles, Nooks, and Nook Tablets that can be checked out for three weeks and come pre-loaded so all you have to do is turn it on and start exploring. We currently offer:

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is is controlled through the touch screen and menu button.

To see which books are on the Kindle Paperwhite and to place a hold on one, click here.

Nook Simple Touch

Nook Simple Touch

The Nook Simple Touch has both a touch screen and page-turning buttons on the side as well as a menu button.

To see which books are on the Nook Simple Touch and to place a hold on one, click here.

Nook Tablet

Nook Tablet

The Nook Tablet is the "reader's tablet." It has a full-color touchscreen meant to be used not only to read books but also to watch video, read magazines, and use apps.

What can you do on a Nook Tablet?

  • Read books! We've selected a few books with interactive aspects including some really fun kids books that will read to a child, help them out with words, and keep them entertained. The Nook Tablets also have the Overdrive Media Console app on them so you can check out Library e-books from Media On Demand.
  • Read magazines. There's a selection of magazines that you can flip through. Magazines look great on tablets--you have to take a look!
  • Surf the web. The Nook Tablets have a built-in web browser so you can go online anywhere that there's wireless.
  • Explore apps. The Nook Tablets come with a variety of apps so you can see what all the talk is about. Games, videos, and more are right at your fingertips. See below for a list of apps on the Nook Tablets.

You'll need a wireless internet connection to download some content, use some apps, and to surf the web. If you don't have wireless at home, you can download the apps and content you're interested in while you're at the Library. Other places that offer free wi-fi included Barnes & Noble, McDonald's, Ikea, Starbucks, and Panera.

Take a look at our Getting Started guide to learn more and for instructions on using Overdrive Media Console on the Nook Tablet.

To place a hold on a Nook Tablet, click here.

Apps on the Nook Tablets

Big Oven 250,000+ Recipes and Grocery List: BigOven
Take 250,000+ recipes (including your own), your grocery list and menu plans anywhere! With over seven million downloads, BigOven is the most complete cooking tool for getting inspired and organized in the kitchen and on-the-go.
 AccuWeather Platinum AccuWeather Platinum
AccuWeather Platinum users love it for the reliable weather forecasts and vibrant features.. They describe it as " brilliant"and the "best weather app". "The interface is cool " and they "love the details and graphics."
 Amazing Alex Amazing Alex
AN AMAZING NEW PHYSICS PUZZLE GAME FROM THE CREATORS OF ANGRY BIRDS! Meet Amazing Alex! This whiz kid has a boundless imagination and a houseful of fun toys that can turn anything into an adventure!
 Distant Suns Distant Suns
Distant Suns astronomy app is an award-winning hand-held planetarium with over 25 years of development, offering you a new way to look at the sky. Sporting over 130,000 stars, all 8 planets, the sun and moon, constellations, galaxies, nebula and star clusters, Distant Suns offers a gracefully visual respite from a busy day.
 Drawing Pad Drawing Pad
Create your own art using photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and MORE! Save your artwork to your Drawing Pad Album and reload it later to keep working on your masterpiece!
 Fandango Movies Fandango Movies
Fandango, the nations leading movie ticketing service and one of the Webs top moviegoer sites is available as a free app for your NOOK Color by Barnes & Noble! Fandangos app makes the movie going experience better than ever!
 Flipboard Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine
Flipboard's award-winning experience lets people see everything in one place. Flip through the news from your Twitter timeline as well as from outlets like the BBC, USA Today and The Verge. Find inspiration for your travel, style and life from places like National Geographic, Oprah and Cool Hunting.
 Flixster Movies
Movies by Flixster. Get showtimes for the top box office movies, view local theaters, browse 65,000 DVDs, watch 15,000 trailers, read reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, add and manage your Netflix queue, stream full-length UltraViolet movies from your Flixster movie collection. (For more info, visit ultraviolet.flixster.com).
 News360 News360
News360 aggregates more than 15,000 different news sources around the web to bring you news stories in a concise and useful stream, along with photos and video covering the story. The semantic analysis technology behind News360 allows you to tailor your feeds to your exact interests and location, and get background information and dossiers about all the companies, people and locations that make the news.
 Nook Word of the Day Nook Word of the Day
Expand your vocabulary and discover great new books from Barnes and Noble with the nook word of the day app. Powered by Wordnik, the world's largest dictionary, the nook word of the day app shows interesting words in context, as they are really used by the best (and best-selling) authors. Also includes audio pronunciations!
 Overdrive Media Console OverDrive Media Console: Library eBooks Audiobooks
OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.
 Pulse News Pulse News
Meet Pulse. A beautiful application that makes browsing news from websites and social networks fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites (including Facebook) and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic.
 Scrabble SCRABBLE
With a WiFi connection, you can challenge a friend on another NOOK, Android smartphone, iPhone/iPod touch, and Facebook. You can even chat while you play. Can’t find a wordy enough challenger? Play solo and sharpen those triple-wordscore skills with a fun and challenging single player mode.
 Smithsonian Channel Smithsonian Channel
More than museums, so much more! Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel's original series, documentaries, and fun facts - on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs.
 Supermarket Mania 2 Supermarket Mania 2
Nikki and her friends adventure to Tinseltown to help save Uncle Ross supermarket chain from the evil Mr. Torg. Open new stores and test your business management skills like never before!
 The Cat in the Hat The Cat In The Hat - Dr. Seuss
By combining the original text and artwork of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, this digital book appeals to readers of all ages. New features only available in this digital book include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched.
 TripAdvisor TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants
Plan and have your perfect trip with TripAdvisor. With over 60 million reviews and opinions by real travelers, you'll find the best places to eat, sleep, and play, wherever you travel.

 

 

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