A funny thing has happened behind the Reference Desk - there is an entire shelf of those soft black Nook cases lined up just waiting to jump off the shelf and into the hands of an eager reader.
Since we rolled out our first lendable Nookslast November, you'd be hard pressed to walk in and find one on the shelf. Our lendable Nooks have been popular with all kinds of readers including seasoned ebook readers, readers wanting to try an e-reader device for the first time, and readers that don't want to carry around heavy hardcovers (how else can you read Winter of the World without straining your forearms?).
Nooks are pre-loaded with 10-15 titles and are available for a three week checkout. Patrons must be 15 years of age to check out a Nook and must present a valid Jefferson County Library card and valid photo ID at the time of checkout. You can place a hold on a Nook by calling the Reference Desk at 445-1121 or you can find our Nooks online here on the Lendable Nooks page at www.eolib.org.
The Emmet O'Neal Library, in the heart of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is one of our community's gems. In today's fast-paced world, we offer an amazing variety of resources and programs for people of all ages. In our award-winning library, you can enjoy the newest books, study an art collection online, read of ancient civilizations, learn a new language, research the latest business trends, or travel to distant worlds of the imagination.
The library will close at 6pm on Tuesday, Dec 30th and will be closed Wed, Dec 31st and Thu, Jan 1st for New Years. Regular Winter Hours resume Fri, Jan 2nd at 9am.